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To keep everybody safe in the Corona Pandemic, Club is cancelling our monthly meetings till June.
2020 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.
We begin with a short business meeting that is usually followed by a guest speaker. During each meeting we conduct a plant competition among our members.The competition points are accumulated throughout the year and the winner is presented a traveling plaque with their name and the year engraved. We end our meetings with some refreshments and time to socialize among our members and our speaker(s).
Whether you are an avid gardener or a novice at gardening, please join us at our next gathering.

2020 ACTIVITIES

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 9 — Annual Plant Sale CANCELLED

May 11 –- It’s Not a Bug, It’s Abiotic by Sharon Yiesley, Horticultural Services Abiotic?? 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 Show Bring 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