Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois

Spring Plant and Garden Decor Sale

Spring Plant and Garden Decor Sale

June Leone Dunes 2
Iris Slide 1 cropped
November 2021 Brockman 9
2021 Picnic 2
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2020 Feb Daffodil 1
CUW Coyote
2020 Picnic 6
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
West Ridge Nature Preserve
Chicago River Restoration
Lunch at Kulla Garden
Garden Walk
Proven Winners
Plant Sale
Openlands Excursion
Saving Seeds

2021

 

January - Recycling, via Zoom, Michael Orr, Recycling Director, Cambridge, MA

February - Treekeepers: via Zoom, Al DeRue, Program manager

March -  Loyola Dunes Beach Restoration, via Zoom, Ann Whelan, Dunes habitat Steward

April - Season's of Change on Henry's Farm, via Zoom, Film and Discussion, Ines Sommer, Producer

May - Chicagoland Invasives, via Zoom, Sue Groshong 

        - Member Plant Exchange

        - Memorial for nancy Seyfried

June - Growing Irises, via Zoom, Diane Ahshakov

        - Tour of Loyola Dunes Project

July - Visit to Elmhurst Garden Faire

August - Houseplants and Tropicals, Joshua Kaiser, City Grange

            - Summer Picnic at Warren Park

September - Afternoon Social In Chris Harvey's Garden

                 - Fall Plant Exchange

October - Conifers 101, via Zoom, Bob Hemes,Jr., groundskeeper, Lange Estate, Ohio

November - The Season's on Henry's Farm, via Zoom,  Tara Brockman, Author

December - Holiday Get-together via Zoom

 

 

 

 

2017

 

February - Pie Patch Farm Presentation by Brianna Heath

 

March - Organic gardening by Jeanne Nolan

 

April - Natural Dyes and Weaving by Pamela Feldman

 

May - Raising City Chickens by Wen Yi Stark; Collecting and Growing from Seeds by John Swenson; Annual Plant Sale

 

June- Low Maintenance Gardening by Ann McIntee; A Visit to Pie Patch Farm

 

July - Sketching in Eva's Garden with NGS member, Nancy Wieting

 

August - West Ridge Nature Center Presentation by Gary Morrisey;  Visit to the Back of the Yards Neighborhood: Lunch at Roland Kulla's Studio and The Plant

 

September - NGS 35th Birthday Party

 

October - Openlands Presentation and Plant/Seed Exchange

 

November - Native Plants for Shade Gardens by Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley

 

December - Annual Holiday Party

 

2019

 

January - Volunteer Recognition Dinner

 

February - The Gardens of Bethany & Veggie Talk with NGS Members, Dorothy Bird and Ruth Melulis

 

March - Plant Considerations for the Landscape with Kim Kaulas

 

April - More Butterflies with Doug Taron

 

May - Growing Orchids with George Titterson; Annual Plant sale

 

June- Medical Cannabis with Abigail Watkins and Arthur lee

 

July - Butterfly Observation at Ginsberg markham prairie with Tony Marisko; Garden Conservancy Open Days Visits to Gardens of the North Shore

 

August - NGS Picnic in the Park; A Visit to the Prospect heights Slough

 

September - Svabord Global Seed Vault; Music of Nature with Eva Mannaberg and the rebecca Boelzmer String Quartet; Tour of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum with Doug Taron

 

October - The Great Lakes Piping Plover Story with Matt Iglesias

 

November - Putting Your garden to Bed with Ann McIntee

 

December - Annual Holiday Party

 

2020

 

January - Volunteer Dinner

February - Daffodils: The Stars of the Spring garden with Sue groshong

March to August - No activities or programs due to Covid-19

September - Fall Picnic

October - Member Plant Exchange

November - Birds of Illinois via Zoom with Matt Igleski

December - Urban Wildlife via Zoom with Liza Lehrer

 

 

 

2018

 

February - gardening panel featuring NGS members Gorden Stromberg, Ruth Melulis and Ginny Davis

 

March - Travels in the Pantanel with Patricia Weiner

 

April - Prospect Heights Slough Restoration

 

May - Proven Winners with Sandra Wentworth and Spring Plant Sale

 

June- A Visit to the Prospect Heights Slough

 

July - West Ridge Garden Walk and  Visit to The Openlands Lake Shore Preserve

 

August - Visit to the Back of the Yards Neighborhood: Lunch at Roland Kulla's Studio and The Plant

 

September - Saving Seeds with Julie Peterson

 

October - Chicago River restoration with Lauren Umek

 

November - The Monarch and its Migration with Doug Taron

 

December - Annual Holiday Party 

 

 

Past Programs and Activities

Throughout the year we plan educational programs, field trips and social events as well as host fund-raising events such as our Plant Sale and Garden Walk. Our fund-raising supports our Community Service projects.

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