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.
Holiday Party & Annual Dinner
Place: St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville.
Time: Reception at 4 pm, and dinner at 5 pm.
Jan 13- Photo Contest – Jerry Cleland For 2020 photo contest, the theme is “Edibles.” Photos will be on the display at the January 13 meeting. You will have an opportunity to vote for the photos taken by our gardener friends. Jerry will also talk about club calendar.
Feb 10 Barnswallow – A Wild Bird Concern – Birds of Prey and Their Amazing Stories- Linda Breuer Linda from Barnswallow, a private, not for profit state and federally licensed wild bird rehabilitation and education center, is dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned songbirds and raptors with the goal of restoring them to freedom in the wild. What brings birds to Barnswallow? They arrive for several different reasons. Linda will discuss the many causes that result in birds becoming orphaned and injured. She will cover our plummeting bird populations and what we can do we can help. Program includes live birds of prey.
March 9 – How do Homeowners Help our Honey Bees? – Justin and Jerry Cleland This presentation will describe how honey bees create honey, what goes on inside of their hives, and what home owners can do to help this process. Some of the major pressures on local bees will be described and potential solutions will be offered.