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Nov 29 2023

End of this year and looking to 2024

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We have had our final monthly meeting for 2023.  The November meeting is always fun with our potluck dinner and member appreciation silent auction.  Our members earn “Garden Bucks” throughout the year by participating in our club and then “spend” them at this event.  Many new members joined us in 2023 and we look forward to seeing them again in 2024.

Our first meeting next year, will be in January.  We will continue to meet on the 4th Thursday of each month.  We try to hold other events such as fieldtrips, workshops and volunteer opportunities on other days of the week so members will be able to attend some events even if their Thursdays are unavailable.  Twilight Tuesdays were a great success this year and we plan to continue them next summer.

If you are interested in joining us, come to our January meeting.  If you enjoy it, an individual membership is $20.00 per year per person and a family membership is $30 per year for two individuals who reside at the same address.  For more information, take a look at the “Join us” tab above.

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Sep 15 2022

Pot Drop-off and Barn Clean-up

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THIS Saturday, September 17th, 9:00AM—Noon

We will be out at the barn on Saturday, September 17th starting at 9:00am. The plan is to be available for members to drop off pots they want to donate. We will use the time while we are there to organize/sort the pots that we have there and the ones that are dropped off so everything is ready for next year.

Our biggest need is for 4” pots that we use for small plants and vegetables and for the standard gallon pots. Trays for both are also great. Ideally, we prefer pots that don’t have names/advertising printed on them, but we will take those. It would help, if you have the chance, to use a large sharpie to cross out whatever is printed on the pot and remove/cross out any labels on the pot.

Volunteers who would be able to work with us that morning and organize the pots at the barn would be deeply appreciated.

“The Barn” belongs to the West Chicago Park District and they kindly allow us to store our plant sale items there. It is located at 30W150 Wilson Rd, West Chicago, IL 60185 at the Kress Creek Park. The park entrance is at Joliet St and Wilson Rd.

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Mar 20 2019

Scholarship Deadline April 15th

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We are proud to announce that our West Chicago Garden
Club is now sponsoring a $500 scholarship for students, who reside in West Chicago, attend either West Chicago High School or St. Charles East High School and are pursuing a major in environmental fields of study, such as: Agronomy/agriculture, botany, conservation, environmental concerns, forestry, horticulture or landscape design/architecture.  The application form can be found near the center of our home page under the “Forms” heading.

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