Annual Plant Sale – May 11, 2019

Benefit Garden Walk – July 13, 2019

Speaker – May 15, 2019

Kim White

Monarchs & Gardening for Butterflies

Kim White, the Natural Naturalist, has taught for 20 years in the education program at Brookfield Zoo.  She also has a University-level Master Naturalist certificate.  Her presentation is on Monarchs, and Gardening for Butterflies. She teaches about nature to children and adults at the library in Lombard.

Speaker – June 19, 2019

Jim Kleinwachter

Invite Nature into your Yard

Conservation @ Home program is all about creating more eco-friendly yards!  The “typical” yard can easily be improved to help reduce water run-off, increase wildlife habitat, and improve the soil.  The benefits of improving the environment are many including, reducing your water use, creating more area for birds and butterflies, reducing chemical use, less lawn mowing, and learning about invasive species that may need to be controlled in your yard. This education program will cover a variety of techniques for transforming your yard, including the use of Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, and the selection and use of native plants to solve yard problems.  Native plants grow naturally and need no watering or fertilizers once established. Native plants thrive on their own and do well, even during drought conditions.  Their deep roots hold the soil, allow water to filter down deep into the ground where it belongs and, because they “evolved” here, they attract dozens of species of beneficial wildlife such as butterflies and songbirds.

Welcome

 

The Tri-Village Garden Club was formed in 1997 to fill the need for a garden club in the villages of Bartlett, Hanover Park, and Streamwood, Illinois.

We invite you to join us and meet new friends who share your passion for gardening.  We hire speakers throughout the year who talk on a variety of subjects, such as general gardening tips, flower arranging, photography in the garden, planting fall bulbs, raising Monarch butterflies, native plants and composting.  On occasion, our members participate in craft projects during our monthly meeting.  Our annual membership is $20.00.

We also share comradeship by taking field trips to local nurseries, garden walks, shows and other special events.  We enjoy our members’ yards during our annual member’s garden walk.

We are members of the network of National Garden Clubs, Garden Clubs of Illinois, District II.  Join us to learn more about the care of plants which make our world more livable and beautiful.

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