Meetings are a great place to meet extremely friendly, knowledgeable and experienced gardeners in our community. Trade plant materials/supplies/cuttings/chemicals/advice. Volunteer opportunities, educational lectures, plant crafts (wreath making, floral arranging, container planting, ect). Field Trips, Day Trips, Tours, Group shopping trips (for plants), Garden Walks, Vintage and Craft Fairs, Delicious Food and hospitality is graciously provided by our members (we take turns signing up for potluck). New Ideas and new faces are always welcome. Support for your "growing pains" is always offered. Meetings open to nonmembers and free; but of course, donations are accepted to help support our community outreach-including scholarships, lecture speakers, community gardens, and other educational events. Come out and join us for interesting garden presentations, to network, knowledge share, show off, be wowed and make new friends with a whole bunch of wholesome, friendly and talented folks. Find us on Facebook!
With only a few exceptions our meetings are at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday each month at the Barber & Oberwortmann Horticulture Center at 227 North Gougar Road, Joliet, IL.
With only a few exceptions, we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of Every Month at the Barber & Oberwortmann Horticulture Center: 227 North Gougar Road, Joliet, IL.from 6:30pm-9ish (depends on what we're doing and how much we are enjoying ourselves).
Keep your eyes open for a more detailed description of each meeting's theme/goals/agenda. Currently, our Regular Meeting Dates are as Follows:
Feb. 12, 2019: THE DEAL WITH BEES--Guest Speaker: Marge Trocki Mar. 12, 2019: MONARCH MANIA---Presenter: Abigail Derby-Lewis Apr. 9, 2019: VEGGIE CONTAINER GARDENS--Speaker: Debbie Rea (The Gardner Wife) May 14, 2019: ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION!!
For the following meeting dates. Themes/topics/speakers have yet to TBD. Have an Idea? Request? Suggestion? Referral? Start a discussion below. :)