To keep everybody safe in the Corona Pandemic, Club is cancelling our monthly meetings till June.
Be a garden enthusiast
Welcome to The Gardeners of Central Lake County, Illinois. We are a group of gardening enthusiasts that meet once a month for community
with other gardeners and to be inspired by outstanding local speakers. Besides the monthly meetings we have yearly activities such as Plant Sale, Garden walk etc. The club has been in existence since 1959. We are affiliated with Gardeners of America and American Horticulture Society.
Join us any time. See our next gathering listed below or view our full calendar. Download a membership form. Guests are always welcome at our regular monthly member meetings.
7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of most months. Location: CrossLife Evangelical Free Church 431 W. Austin Avenue, Libertyville, IL.
This month’s activity
April 13 – Insects of Lake County Ryerson Woods/LCFP Learn about the insects found in your backyard, their life cycles, and the difference between the beneficial and harmful insects. We will cover some organic means of controlling the harmful insects. CANCELLED
May 11 –- It’s Not a Bug, It’s Abiotic by Sharon Yiesley, Horticultural ServicesAbiotic?? What does that mean? This word refers to problems that are NOT caused by a living pest (insect or disease). Abiotic problems have non-living causes like weather, poor planting techniques, soil problems, etc. We often focus on problems caused by pests, but these abiotic problems are often more common and widespread. Learn what they are so you can recognize what is going on in your garden. CANCELLED
June 8 – Mini Plant ShowBring your best plant, flowers or fruit to enter into the show. CANCELLED
July 17 Annual Picnic come to enjoy summer in the forest preserve with your gardener friends
August No Meeting
Sept 14 (Veggie Tasting) The New Fall Cleanup by Kim Ellson Did you know that some of your favorite butterflies need that dead growth to overwinter and survive another season? Learn why more and more people are now embracing a new approach to fall cleanups and how you too can make a positive change.
Oct 12- Permaculture Gardening- by Alicia Dodd Alicia is the creator and manager of the Fremont Township Community Garden and will be sharing a Permaculture approach to managing our environment that conserves resources, encourages biodiversity, and brings our surroundings to life! Join us as she shares lessons learned with integrated pest management, weed control, and plant selection for successful chemical-free gardening.
Nov 9 Pie Social & Seed-Swap Bring a pie to share.
Dec 6 – Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
If you love the taste of a juicy, ripe, homegrown tomato and are in need of garden space to grow your own produce, then Libertyville Gardens is for you. You have the option to lease a 20’x20’ or 20’x10’ garden plot for the next growing season. Libertyville Gardens includes staked garden plots, multiple water sources, a storage shed and a shaded area for resting. Once registered you will be notified via email with additional details. Age: 18+ Location: The Grounds of The Chapel 1200 American Way, Libertyville (east of Rt.45 off Winchester Rd.) 20 x 10 plot ($20 + $25 deposit=$45) 20 x 20 plot ($35 + $25 deposit=$60) Refundable deposit of $25 required, to be returned at the end of the season if plot is cleared. Garden Plot Questions: Chris Sandine 847-918-2115 Reserve your plot online at www.LibertyvilleSportsComplex.com/registration.
Great way to start your garden next year! Try winter sowing!