Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois


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Community Outreach


Our Community Outreach Program for 2019 granted scholarships to 2 children to attend Warren Park Day camp. 



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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

We are also providing funds for the school gardening programs at Waters and Kilmer schools. The Kilmer School Project is sponsored by Big Green Chicago, an organization building learning gardens in Chicago Public Schools and creating the single largest school garden network in a US city.

Photo on right shows Marla from Big Green working with the Kilmer kids with planters in the background.

We Honor our 2018 Volunteers

In January, we hosted a dinner to honor our many volunteers who help with all of our community service and programming activities. We couldn't do it without them. Eva Mannaberg was presented with a plant for her excellent leadership throughout the year.

August, 2019

Thursday, August 22 , 6:30 P.M. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western
"Summer in the City" - Picnic in the Park
Pot Luck Salad Table -
Bring a salad to share and we will provide water and cupcakes for dessert.
Bring a bouquet from your garden and a vase to help decorate our tables.
NGS members; RSVP required

Wednesday, August 28. 9:30 A.M.


August Field Trip Info: Prospect Heights Slough Tour

NGS Members Only - RSVP required
Meet at Warren Park at 9:30 A.M. for car-pooling
Bring your own lunch and drink

September, 2019

Thursday, September 5 , 7:00 P.M. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western
Svalbard Global Seed Vault and  Music of Nature
Learn about the Svalbard Global Seed vault facility built to stand the challenges of man made or natural disasters. We will watch a short video and have a discussion afterwards led by Eva Mannaberg in reference to the book: Seeds on Ice, by Cary Fowler.
We will break for refreshments (your contributions will be welcome) and a special musical presentation. Violinist Rebecca Boelzner, who is currently a fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and her string quartet,  will entertain us with original music inspired by nature.
There will be a $5.00 fee for non-NGS members  and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 18. Meet at Warren Park at 9:30 AM for car-pooling. Tour starts at 11:00 AM.


Tour of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Lab

NGS Members Only - RSVP required

Visit the museum website at

October, 2019

Wednesday, October 3; 7:00 PM; Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago


The Piping Plover Story

Our guest speaker will be Matthew Igleski who led the volunteer effort to protect the Piping Plovers at Montrose Beach. He will also be speaking about the environmental issues that are affecting local birds and wild life habitat.
There will be a $5.00 fee for non-NGS members and refreshments will be served.

If you have seeds or perennials to share, please label them and bring them to the meeting, Extra seeds will be donated to the Sulzer Library Seed Catalog.

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