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September 2021

Dahlias, Living Fireworks!

September 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Mike and Carol Cichorski ‘found’ dahlias 18 years ago and their lives have not been the same since. Each year in February they plant tubers in their basement and grow about 300 plants. About 65 of these go into their own garden. Carol is a a blogger at www.OhWhatA.com and speaks regularly at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Mike is past president of the Central States Dahlia Society. He will share their dahlia passion and tell us how we…

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October 2021

Backyard Birds & Bird Feeding

October 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Our speaker, David Brooks, is a professional naturalist who teaches about Illinois natural history and green landscaping. He works with and welcomes garden clubs to visit Spring Valley’s Nature Center (111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg) throughout the year to learn more about prairie wildflowers and ecology, spring migrant birds, heirloom kitchen gardening and the history of Schaumburg’s German farming community. In our presentation, learn the “how to” of attracting a variety of birds to your yard with feeding stations and…

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November 2021

Holiday Craft

November 16, 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Let's have some fun! Help us make 103 holiday door hangers to cheer up residents' rooms at West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Please be prompt. Projects begin at 6:15 (because we have a lot to do!). We are asking if members can bring things they have from home: • Scotch Tape • Stapler (staples) • Hot glue gun (glue) • Floral tape or holiday colored electrical tape • Scissors • Holiday picks • Mini bells, holiday stickers, mini ornaments,…

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December 2021

Member Christmas Party

December 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jameson’s Charhouse, 94 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL United States
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It’s time for holiday cheer as Bloomingdale Garden Club celebrates with our Annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021. Once again it will be held at Jameson’s Charhouse in Bloomingdale. This event is for club members and their families only. Cocktails at 6 PM Dinner at 6:30 PM Cost and Payment Method to be Announced (Masks and social distancing may be required.) Please bring a wrapped White Elephant Gift to participate in the party fun!

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January 2022

Annual Business Meeting

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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The New Year begins with our Annual Business Meeting. Agenda items include election of officers, review of 2021 activities, upcoming events for 2022 (including our popular Annual Flower & Plant Sale in May), and decisions on where to direct our charitable donations. Visitors are welcome (please a bring mask).

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February 2022

Seed Starting: Giving Your Garden a Head Start

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Think Spring! Paul Stouffels, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener, will help us jump-start our growing season. Learn "how to," and all about the equipment and methods used for starting seeds indoors.

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March 2022

Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds and Containers

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Don’t have usable space in the ground to grow your vegetables? Learn how to use above ground growing systems for safe and fruitful production of your favorite backyard vegetables. Methods to increase production by maximizing your space, recommended soil and fertilizer practices and construction material options will be reviewed.

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April 2022

Plant Sale Prep Meeting

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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We’re getting ready—and set to go for our Annual Flower and Plant Sale on May 13th and 14th. Come make new friends at 6:15 pm while we enjoy treats and announcements. At 7 PM a brief overview about the Sale and how you can help will be presented—more detail will be given at the meeting. This very popular event funds our charitable endeavors, Club programs and activities.  

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May 2022

2022 Annual Flower & Plant Sale

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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The sale will feature professionally grown annuals in flats, hanging baskets, accessory plants, caladiums, cannas, grasses, tropicals, Tuts, Proven Winners and many other specialty annuals in 4 1/2" & 6" pots. We also plan to have vegetables & herbs on the days of sale. There will be raffles and gently-used garden items for sale. Master Gardeners will be available to answer all your gardening questions. This is the club's primary fundraiser with proceeds supporting area charities and garden club programs. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted ($2 service fee added for credit card…

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Composting: Building Your Garden from the Ground Up

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. Anything that grows decomposes eventually; composting simply speeds up the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and other decomposing organisms (worms) to do their work. Join us to learn more about it!

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