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Galewood-Montclare Garden Club

The Galewood-Montclare Garden Club offers monthly meetings featuring guest speakers from varied backgrounds, sharing their knowledge and inspiring us.

You don't need to be a member to attend, but an annual membership fee of $10 will fund our Garden Clubs of Illinois membership, provide seed funding for community projects, and support our web site. In return, you will receive Garden Glories, a quarterly publication from GCI, discounts, and a new member gift.

Join our e-mail list, send a request to: garden_club_gm@sbcglobal.net

Managing Stormwater

stormwater 2014Chicago Conservation Corps and the Galewood Garden Club are presenting a free public seminar, Managing Stormwater at your Home, at Rutherford-Sayre Park on Saturday September 20 at 10am. Email chistormwater@gmail.com to enter a raffle for rain barrels, dual-flush toilet kits, and low-flow showerheads.

Garden Club Galewood Montclare March/April events
Spring is here!
Our next meeting is this Saturday March 29 at 9:30 am in the Rutherford Sayre Park field house.
The topic is Soils 101
We will have a Master Gardener from University of Illinois Extension talk about how to prepare your soil for the new growing season. If the weather cooperates and the snow continues to melt, we’ll have a hands-on demonstration.
Please RSVP or send regrets to garden_club_gm@sbcglobal.net

In April, we’ll be hosting Earth Day cleanup at Rutherford Sayre Park on the 26th in the morning.
This will be a family event and if you have a school/youth group, we’d love the participation. Contact us at garden_club_gm@sbcglobal.net

Garden Club Galewood Montclare says

Daylight Savings  Time Don’t forget about the time change this weekend and mark your calendar for March 29 when our meeting will be about Soil Prep. We have a Master Gardener speaking at 9:30 at Rutherford Sayre Park fieldhouse. Spring is here!

February Garden Club Meeting
Green Crafty Gardeners -Part 2
Please join us for creative recycling crafts
9:30 AM, this Saturday, February 22nd
at Rutherford Sayre Park Fieldhouse
We will be working on individual projects and talking about plans for our gardens, Spring is a month away, really!
 
We’ll be creating WATERING GLOBES for those plants in smaller containers that need extra sips or for indoor plants. Please bring a couple of long neck glass bottles (any color, wine or beer); we will have the paints, brushes, some stencils, and lots of ideas. There should be time to finish both bottles.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 18th to garden_club_gm@sbcglobal.net, so we can have all the supplies on hand
COST is $2.00, payable at the meeting, but its FREE if you attended Part 1 in August

Mark March 29th (this is a correction from the last post) on your calendar for the next meeting.

Garden Club Hosts ”Green” Crafty Gardeners

Please join the Galewood-Montclare Garden Club  for creative recycling crafts Saturday, February 22nd, 9:30 a.m. at Rutherford Sayre Park field house.  The club will be working on individual projects and talking about plans for our gardens.  This month members will be making watering globes for those plants in smaller containers that need extra sips or for indoor plants. Please bring a couple of long neck glass bottles (any color, wine or beer). Paints, brushes, some stencils, and lots of ideas will be provided. There should be time to finish both bottles.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 18th so supplies can be purchased.  The cost is $2.00, payable at the meeting, but its FREE if you attended the first Craft Gardener event in August

Garden Club Galewood Montclare February Meeting

“Green” Crafty Gardeners – Part 2

Please join us for creative recycling crafts!
9:30 AM, Saturday, February 22nd at Rutherford Sayre Park Fieldhouse
Spring is a month away, really!
We will be working on individual projects and talking about plans for our gardens
WATERING GLOBES for those plants in smaller containers that need extra sips or for indoor plants. Please bring a couple of long neck glass bottles (any color, wine or beer); we will have the paints, brushes, some stencils, and lots of ideas. There should be time to finish both bottles.Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 18th to garden_club_gm@sbcglobal.net so we can have all the supplies on hand. COST is $2.00, payable at the meeting, but its FREE if you attended Part 1 in August.

”Green” Crafty Gardeners

Please join the Garden Club Galewood-Montclare for creative recycling crafts, at their next meeting 9:30 AM, Saturday, August 31st at 1919 North Neva (in yard).

The Club will be working on 3 projects – for your garden or indoor plants!

1.  Everyone can design a PLANT TAG, “Shrinky Dink” style. Material and garden magazines will be available to copy your plant or your own free form design to label your favorite plants. You are welcome to make two more if you bring clear plastic tops or bottoms from #6 containers (bakery, fruit, and deli). Hint: clean label off with cooking or baby oil or Goop Off.

2. GARDEN SPARKLERS. Design, decorate and assemble your own sun catchers from recyclable materials. 3 units will be provided plus other materials (wire, beads, etc.) Additional units can be made for an additional cost. There’s always a bit of a surprise in this project. Enjoy the creative process.

3. WATERING GLOBES for your plants in smaller containers that need extra sips or for indoor plants. Please bring a long neck glass bottle, (wine or beer) we will have the paints, brushes, some stencils, and lots of ideas. There should be time to finish 2.

BONUS: Pots and Paints will be discussed. The secret “recipe” for mixing them will be shared for those of you who want to work at home on terra cotta and plastic pots. You might want to bring in some garden favorites using terra cotta or plastic pots.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 27th so we can have all the supplies. The cost  is $5.00 payable at the meeting.

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Save the Date: Earth Day April 20

The Rutherford-Sayre Park Advisory Council and Friends of the Parks are hosting an Earth Day cleanup at Rutherford-Sayre Park the morning of Saturday April 20.  Many hands will be needed to clean up of the community gardens, the area in front of the field house and other areas in the park.  Last year’s cleanup was a smashing success.  Adults and children are welcome. Please save the date!

Garden Club Galewood Montclare event

Saturday, March 30, 2013
A private tour of a vertical urban farm, The Plant, www.plantchicago.com

“A new kind of organization in a very old building. Working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by farming inside an old meatpacking facility, incubating small craft food businesses, brewing beer and kombucha, and doing it all using only renewable energy that is made onsite”

The tour starts at Noon sharp and lasts an hour. The cost is $10 ($7 for 65+)

The Plant is located on the western edge of the former stockyards at approximately 47th and Ashland. We’ll have some car pooling.

Please RSVP to garden_club_gm@sbcglobal.net

 

In April, we’ll co-host Earth Day with the Rutherford Sayre Park Advisory Council on Saturday, the 20th. Save the date.

Make and Take Holiday Workshop

This Saturday, December 1st at 9:30AM at Robert’s Floral Design Studio the Garden Club Galewood Montclare is hosting a special Make and Take Workshop for the holiday season. Make a door arrangement or table piece, with fresh pine, berries, pine cones, and ribbons for a $25 material fee (cash or check only). Robert will guide us in creating a lovely creation at his studio. Bring a friend or neighbor.

Please RSVP or send regrets to garden_club_gc@sbcglobal.net , so we can prepare.  Robert’s Floral Design Studio is located at 3015 North Harlem Avenue, Chicago.

Garden Club Show & Tell

The next Galewood-Montclare Garden Club meeting is this Saturday, November 17th, 9:30 a.m. at the West Belmont Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Ave. The topic is “Show & Tell.” There will be a discussion about our own gardens; both successes and problems. Gather your images and email .jpg files to chilstedt@sbcglobal.net for the presentation. Other topics are open, consider discussing some cool things you want to create next season.

Send those pictures in now. Please RSVP or send regrets.

Save the date of Saturday, December 1st for a holiday arrangement workshop at Robert’s Floral, 3015 N Harlem Ave. Complete details will follow. We welcome everyone so bring a friend or neighbor. Please RSVP or send regrets now, so the Garden Club can gauge community interest.

Garden Club October Meeting

Saturday’s Galewood-Montclare Garden Club meeting (October 27, 2012) will be a work session. Meet at the Rutherford Sayre Park community garden at 9:30 for the fall cleanup and some work at the nearby Metra Garden that Joe Capobianco has planted, maintained, and won awards for over the years. Bring some clippers and large garbage bags.

Future Meetings

November: The November meeting is on the 17th. The topic is Show & Tell, where the club will talk about their gardens, both successes and problems. Gather and send images to Garden_Club_GM@sbcglobal.net, and the club will create the presentation. Prepare to talk about any issues that you want, maybe even some cool things you want to create next season.

December: Save the date of December 1st for a Holiday arrangement workshop at Robert’s Floral, complete details will follow.

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