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Fall is Arriving. Time to Enjoy the Colors.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, All Programs and Activities are being Altered.

November Program

Thursday, November 4, 2021; 7:00 PM; Warren Park Fieldhouse, 6601 N Western


The Seasons on Henry's Farm


Our virtual guest speaker will be Terra Brockman, author of the James Beard Award-nominated book, The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm.


Terra grew up in rural Central Illinois and couldn’t wait to get away. In 1977, she bought a 1969 Chevy Nova for $200 and lit out for the territories. After brief stints at the University of Oregon and the University of California at Berkeley, she returned home and received her B.S. and M.A. in English Literature from Illinois State University.


She then worked as a teacher, writer, and editor in Japan for five years, and as a writer and editor in New York City for the next 10 years. During those years, she traveled extensively, from Nepal to Eritrea to Morocco to the Baltics. While visiting “third world” countries, she found that she often ate better than in the U.S. There may not have been a lot, but it was fresh, local, unprocessed, delicious and nutritious. As she gradually returned to her roots as the 4th of 5 generations of a central Illinois farm family, she realized that the best food in the world could and should be grown in our own backyards and farms. To that end, she founded The Land Connection in 2001 — an educational nonprofit dedicated to preserving farmland, training new farmers, and connecting consumers with local producers. When not helping on her siblings’ fruit, herb, and vegetable farms, she writes about food, farm, and related issues. 


Produce from Henry's farm can be found at the Evanston Farmer's Market.


Covid protocols will be in effect. Wear a mask and bring water if you wish. No refreshments will be served.






Dave and Hank

Memorial Service for Nancy Seyfried


On Monday,  May 17th, we honored Nancy Seyfried. former NGS member and treasurer, who passed away in March of 2020.  Nancy was remembered for her meticulous bookkeeping, quiet manner, wry sense of humor and love of gardening. Nancy loved daffodils so a plaque designed by NGS member and  artist, Nancy Wieting, was placed in the Rose of Sharon Garden at Warren Park where daffodils were planted in her memory last year.

In addition to many NGS members in attendance, we were quite pleased to welcome Nancy's brother Bob and her sister-in-law, Barbara, and 2 of her co-workers from the Chicago Botanic Garden library to the service. Nancy volunteered  for many years at the garden's library.



Coming Events

is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.

                                                        ~ Lindley Karstens

NGS News

Judy Ishii and Johnnie Woods

June, 2021


Mary Oellrich retired as NGS Treasurer and Sheila Mayol retired as the Rose of Sharon Garden manager. We would like to thank both of them for their service. It is greatly appreciated.


Sigrid Schmidt has assumed the role of Treasurer and Board member and Judy Ishii has taken over the management of the Rose of Sharon Garden in Warren Park. We thank them and wish them the best.

Rose of Sharon Garden Cleanup


In early August, Judy Ishii, the garden manager, and two NGS members, Johnnie Woods and Renee Lundy, weeded in the garden, moved some plants around, dead-headed the roses and edged it. The roses have been blooming beautifully this summer.

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