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 Northbrook Garden Club Programs 2014
 
The public is invited to all programs. Membership is open year-'round
For information about joining the Northbrook Garden Club, send us an email at NorthbrookGardenClub@gmail.com
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September 2:  “Shade Can Be Stunning”
Carolyn Ulrich, a Chicagoland Gardening magazine editor and a three-time winner of the Garden Writers Quill and Trowel award for magazine writing, will discuss how adding color, texture and interest to shady areas is a matter of selecting the right plants for the conditions.  With a slide show that highlights difficult areas and beautiful solutions, this program will give you the information you need to brighten your landscape’s shady areas.

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October 7:  Field trip to Chicago Botanic Gardens. Grand tram ride at 10 a.m. followed by a viewing of the film,  “Jens Jensen: The Living Green” at 11 a.m.

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November 4:  "Preparing Plants for Winter”
Mike Brouillard, Northbrook Park District grounds operation manager and former Chicago Botanic Garden groundskeeper, will teach us how we can prepare for any type of winter conditions. Cleaning up, mulching, cutting back, wrapping trees, plus some unique strategies that Mike has used right here in Northbrook will be addressed.   A generous Q&A segment will help address your particular issues.

December 2:  Holiday luncheon; location TBA

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2015 Preview of Programs


Feb. 3:  “Illinois Wetlands”
presented by Julie Hansen, Garden Clubs of Illinois master landscape consultant and frequent officeholder in the Northbrook Garden Club and Garden Clubs of Illinois, will discuss the critical role that wetlands play in the ecology and well being of Illinois and its residents.

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March 10:  District IX Annual Meeting

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April 7:   7 p.m. “A Good Planet is Hard to Find"
Host of the “Mike Nowak Show” on WCPT-820 AM radio, Nowak also appears on WGN TV and DIY Network. He is a master gardener, Openlands tree keeper, and an award-winning writer for Chicagoland Gardening magazine.  With insight, humor and years of experience, Mike will discuss ecological landscaping, treekeeping, recycling, reusing, and the many ways that each of us can contribute to a healthy planet.

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May 5:  James Ault “Plant Propagation and Genetic Modification”
Director of ornamental plant research at Chicago Botanic Gardens, chairman and manager of Chicagoland Grows plant introduction program, a Northwestern University teaching and research affiliate, publisher of many scientific papers, and magazine writer, Ault will discuss the latest in propagation and hybridization. What is the difference between hybrid and a GMO? Are they safe? Learn the science, not the rhetoric, so you can make informed decisions.

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June 2:  Spring luncheon; location TBA

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