Northtown Garden Society
Photo from PHNRC website
Sandy Wentworth, Ruth Melulis and Eva Mannaberg
Prospect heights Slough Restoration
Five members of the Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission led by Agnes Wojnarski amazed us with their descriptions of the process of restoring a slough to its native state. This all-volunteer group went from concept to gaining city support to obtaining funding to removing non-native invasive plants to slough restoration. The actual slough restoration started in 2014 and in 3 years, native plants and wild life are back!
For more information visit their website.
Sandra Wentworth from Proven Winners, a developer and supplier of patented annuals and perennials to nurseries, spoke to us about their process for developing and sustaining new plant varieties. We learned that:
It was a most informative discussion.
NGS members, Gordon Stromberg, Ruth Melulis and Ginny Davis, answered a variety of gardening questions posed by audience members. There were a few "stumpers" but other NGS members jumped right in and shared their knowledge.
Patricia Weiner is a retired CPS teacher, photographer, naturalist, gardener and avid traveler. Patricia shared stories and photos of her trip to the Pantanal which is an immense tropical wetland located mostly in Brazil. It is home to hundreds of species of birds and fauna such as jaguars, caimans and capybaras. Patricia has won numerous awards for her photographs of animals and birds.
A beautiful selection of mounted photographs of Ms. Weiner's travels was available for sale.
Our monthly programs are usually held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave. Chicago.
We usually feature a social get-together with refreshments followed by a guest speaker.
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