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May 2020

Member Only Pick-up

May 14, 2020 - May 15, 2020
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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

Gail Sanders presents PUMPKINS!

October 20, 2020 @ 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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November 2020

Holiday Decoration Demo

November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Come and watch our very own professional floral designer, Joyce, demonstrate how to turn a grapevine wreaths into your very own holiday creation, along with hurricane lamps, and holiday centerpieces. Grapevine wreaths are FREE to take home and hurricane lamps only $3 each if you would like to purchase one. Joyce may also have floral materials available for you to purchase for building your creations at a nominal fee. Learn floral skills and techniques in this academic class on how to produce quality holiday…

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December 2020

Bloomingdale Garden Club Member Christmas Party

December 8, 2020 @ 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 8th, 2020. 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 will be required. Please bring a wrapped White Elephant Gift to participate in the party fun!

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January 2021

Annual Business Meeting

January 19 @ 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 2020 activities, upcoming events for 2021 (including our popular Annual Flower and Plant Sale in May), and decisions on where to direct our charitable donations. The Bloomingdale Garden Club has now celebrated 57 years together. Started in April of 1963 by seven ardent gardeners and neighbors, the Club has grown considerably throughout its history, and today’s members enjoy exciting programs and speakers, workshops and field…

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March 2021

Victory Gardens

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Nina Koziol, adjunct faculty at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Morton Arboretum, and long-time garden writer, will present wonderful background information on gardening history. It's a look at Americans during the world wars. In 1917, food shortages caused rioting in New York City. President Woodrow Wilson called Americans to grow their own food and thus the first "war gardens" were born. During WWII the name was changed to Victory Gardens.

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