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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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FREE

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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June 2022

Improving Your Soil the Natural Way!

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Ken Benson has his master’s and bachelor’s in horticulture from the University of Illinois. He is a landscape architect and was the host of cable TV’s Landscaping with Ken Benson (1992-2000). He was also a board member of Chicago Flower and Garden Show 1998-2008 and a founding board member of MELA - Midwest Ecological Landscapers Association. Ken is a past member of the Men’s Garden Club of Villa Park and has been giving programs at garden clubs since 1972.  

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July 2022

Cantigny Tailgait & Garden Walk

July 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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$5

Join us for a Midsummer’s Evening. Meet up with us in Cantigny’s parking lot at 6:15 PM and enjoy friend time and tailgating with treat contributions you bring to share. At 7 PM enjoy a lovely stroll as our own club members share with us about these lovely gardens. Cantigny Park is located at 1S152 Winfield Road in Wheaton. We suggest members car share due to $5 entrance fee per car. Visitors are always welcome. In event of inclement weather,…

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August 2022

Cook-Eat-Grow

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Free

Connecting what you cook, with what you grow, with how you eat. Veronica brings these values to modern times and shares her experiences by educating and strategizing for healthy, organic gardening, farm to table food integrity, cooking, preservation and living life in a responsible, sustainable and regenerative manner. She is a third-generation organic farmer, chef and food educator for home and garden.   Photo compliments of Karolina Grabowska, Pexels.com.

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September 2022

Members Share Garden Tips

September 20 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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This is a time for members and visitors to share lessons learned during their gardening season. We have lots of gardening talent among us and many amusing stories to share. It’s time for you to shine! Look back at successes, surprises, and lessons learned. Tell us about your failures and accomplishments as you to continue your labor of love for gardening. Have you made a new friend in the garden this year? Please come and share a spontaneous short story…

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