Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois

Dibs - a Chicago tradition for saving shoveled parking spaces using lawn chairs, flower pots, crates or anything else that is handy.

Winter Is Here! Time to Plan Your garden!

February, 2019

There will be NO January  Meeting
Thursday, February  7, 2019; 7:00 PM, Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave., Chicago. 
The Gardens at Bethany and Veggie Talk
We are happy to announce 2 guest speakers for our  February meeting. The first will be  Dorothy Bird, who will speak to us about her fantastically successful volunteer gardening project at Bethany Retirement Community, 4950 N. Ashland Ave. We are also happy to have Ruth Melulis share her secrets about successfully growing vegetables from saved seeds.
Nancy Seyfried will be available to collect your membership fee, $20. for an individual or $30.00 for a couple. You can also join via Paypal under the Menbership page on this web site. 
Looking forward to getting together at our first meeting of the New Year 2019.


There will be $5.00 fee for non-NGS members. Refreshments will be served.

March, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019; 7:00 PM; Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago.

Plant Considerations for the Residential Landscape

Spring is just around the corner. Time to give your garden landscape some serious thought.  Our speaker will be Edgewater-based landscape designer, Kim Kaulas. She will cover horticultural aesthetic, and maintenance issues as they relate to plant choices for residential landscapes. Some inappropriate plant and design practices will also be covered in this slide show.  Kim has 25 years of experience with her design firm which specializes in urban residential landscapes.  


Last year the members of NGS had a chance to purchase tools from Growtech Inc. The price list and catalogues for 2019 will be available before the meeting.  Please bring your check book if you are interested in purchasing tools.


There wll be a $5.00 fee for non-NGS members. Refreshments will be served.

Community Outreach


Day Camp


Our Community Outreach Program for 2018 granted scholarships to 4 children to attend Warren Park Day camp. See Community Service section for photos and more information.      


Green Room Cleanup

In early October, six NGS members led by Eva Mannaberg repotted and divided plants as well as doing general cleanup of the Green Room.   Our thanks go to Eva Mannaberg, Nancy Wieting, Alice Dunlap-Kraft, Mary Oellrich, Ginny Davis and Chris Harvey  for their help.   See Community Service page for photos.

NGS News




NGS Volunteers Honored


The NGS members who gave of their time in 2017 were honored at a dinner in January. Without their help we would not be able to care for our gardens in the parks, offer educational programs or host fund-raisers. Their work is greatly appreciated. Eva Mannaberg received a house plant to honor her service as NGS Board Chairman.


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

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