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March 2020

Five Ways to Preserve the Harvest CANCELLED

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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THIS TUESDAY'S MEETING, MARCH 17, 2020 has been CANCELLED. With older adults in our club, we are following the example set by local government for social distancing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.   WE WILL BE ACCEPTING PRE-ORDER DROP-OFFS ON MARCH 17 FROM 6 TO 7 PM Since many people were probably planning to bring their plant sale pre-order form to the meeting Tuesday night, Henia, Jennifer and Linda will be in the parking lot at the church (or inside if the building…

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April 2020

Pre-Sale Order – Extended to April 15, 2020

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Click on website link below to download the 2020 PRE-SALE ORDER FORM Submit an Order and Save Money at Pre-Sale Prices! NOTE: ORDER IS DUE by APRIL 15TH, 2020 (No Exceptions Please) Payment must accompany order and made payable to: Bloomingdale Garden Club (See form for details to send in order.) Pre-Sale Orders should be picked up between 5 and 7 PM on Thursday, May 14, 2020 During that time, you may shop for additional plants. All orders will be verified before leaving the site • No Returns Our 2020 ANNUAL BLOOMINGDALE FLOWER…

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Flower & Plant Sale Prep Meeting CANCELLED

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Plant Sale will be contingent on the availability of the Park District Maintenance Building in order to distribute plants. This will be mandated by the CDC and Governor. The purpose of our sale is to fund local charities and club programs. We will keep you posted.  

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May 2020

Member Only Pick-up

May 14 - May 15
Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Due to the present extraordinary circumstances and restrictions imposed because of COVID 19, the Bloomingdale Garden Club traditional Annual Flower & Plant Sale must be CANCELLED. However, anyone with a Pre-Sale Order will be able to pick up their plants on Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th at the Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive (North End of Springfield Park) in Bloomingdale. Appointment times for pick-up will be scheduled and RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED WITH REGARD TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED AT…

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June 2020

Laura Christensen presents The Lyme Disease Epidemic

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Laura is an experienced landscape designer and public speaker. She has her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, her master’s degree in City Planning from Northwestern University and is a 37-year member of The American Society of Landscape Architects. Laura has had her own landscape design business, Design With Nature, in Wheaton for ten years. Prior to taking time off to raise her three children Laura was the staff landscape architect and a city…

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July 2020

Tomato Harvest Show & Tell

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, our speaker for our July presentation will not be able to attend. It will be another meeting of gathering together and sharing. Laurie Dring will present a show-and-tell on how she processes her tomato harvest. Laurie says, some of us love our tomatoes fresh but there's  nothing more satisfying in knowing that your tomato sauce came from the garden. I will take you from harvesting  to storing in a freezer bag for future use—no part of the tomato is wasted. Sorry…

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August 2020

Carol Cichorski presents Creativity in the Garden

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Carol was already garden addicted when they moved to their small house on a half-acre lot 20 years ago. The house has grown and so has the garden. She was very much a novice gardener at that time. Much has changed since then. Carol is now past-president of the Elk Grove Garden Club, quite the gardener, speaks regularly at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show and writes a gardening blog. Carol’s husband Mike is a passionate gardener as well, and…

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September 2020

Heather Prince presents Native Plants for Small Gardens

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Heather Prince is currently the nursery manager at Wannemaker’s Home and Garden in Downers Grove.  She has been a part of the green industry for more than 19 years, including experience at The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, The Growing Place and The Pizzo Group. She is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees and shrubs with a passion for connecting people with plants. 

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October 2020

CANCELLED (but we will still meet) – Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson in “Silent Spring”

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Biologist and author, Rachel Carson, warned the world of the potentially dire environmental impact of chemical pesticides in her best-selling 1962 book, Silent Spring. In this living-history program, set in 1963, actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Carson as she discusses her childhood love for the living world, her passion for writing, and her work to awaken the world to the beauty and fragility of nature. Leslie Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history programs…

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Gail Sanders presents PUMPKINS!

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Join us for our masked and social distanced club meeting for fun and treats! Laurie Dring will demonstrate a cute little idea for our Christmas Craft—and then Gail Sanders will present PUMPKINS! You'll have to come to see and enjoy all her creative ideas! Emily Paster's presentation of "Five Ways to Preserve the Harvest" from our March meeting has been rescheduled to May of 2021. Also, Laura Christensen's presentation of "Lyme Disease" from our July meeting has been rescheduled to July of 2021.…

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