Our meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our speakers begin at 6:30 until 7:30. Our club’s business meeting immediately follows our speaker. We meet at the Poplar Creek Library in Streamwood located at 1405 S, Park Avenue in Streamwood, IL 60107.
February 19, 2020
Everything You Know About Gardening is Wrong: Myths, Mis-information and Well Meant but Inaccurate.
Mike Nowak is a Master Gardener, Openlands Treekeeper and past president of the Chicago Recycling Coalition. His award winning column, Dig in Chicago, has appeared in Chicagoland Magazine since 2003. He will walk us through some common misconceptions about plants, gardening remedies and even insects and why you need to check your sources before you grab your shovel.
March 18, 2020
Mel received his bachelor’s degree in taxonomic botany from Eastern Illinois University and served on the horticulture faculty of Triton College for 20 years. He will tell us how to cheer up our living spaces with happy and healthy houseplants. You can enjoy watching them grow and even flower, all the while replenishing vital indoor humidity for your own health benefit. Let’s brighten up our homes during our long winters!
April 15, 2020
Remnants of the Illinois Wilderness
May 20, 2020
Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today’s Problems
Kim will show us many examples of when science and technology looked t nature to solve complex problems. For example, what does a bur have in common with NASA? A kingfisher with a high-speed train? Come to see this fascinating power point presentation.