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July 2019

THAT AIN’T NO WAY TO TREAT A TREE

July 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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For more than 20 years, Mike Nowak has been talking about gardening, the environment and green living on Chicago radio. He is an Illinois Master Gardener, Openlands TreeKeeper, and past president of the Chicago Recycling Coalition. He will discuss such questions as: Do tree roots break into sewer or water lines? If your tree sustains a "wound," you should cover it over with tree wound paint? When you plant lawn under a tree, does the tree always win? Do most…

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August 2019

Be A Herbal Gourmet

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh began growing herbs in 1992 and started an herb business marketing a variety of herb products in 1995. What began as a hobby and a way to grow herbs for use in programs at the museums she managed, soon became a personal passion which was turned into a full-time endeavor. She is a regular contributor to The Essential Herbal Magazine, has a trilogy of short books on using herbs, and shares her more than 20 years of herb gardening experience on…

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September 2019

SCARCE Gardeners, Sustainability, and Recycling

September 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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The energetic presentation by Kay McKeen will address the many aspects of sustainability and conservation, including the history and importance of composting, water, and our direct connection to nature and the environment. It will also provide tips on how to protect our resources and where to dispose of all unwanted materials properly. Attendees will definitely leave with valuable information pertaining to healthy living, prosperous gardens, and pollution reduction.    Visitors are welcome. Social time and announcement begin at 6:15 PM.…

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October 2019

Tips for the Lazy Gardener

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Discover useful ways to save time, energy, and money while gardening. This show and tell presentation by Cindy Tyley, demonstrates tips for both indoor and outdoor gardening throughout the year. Cindy owns Carriage House Garden Design in LaGrange and is a certified landscape designer who provides design and consultation focusing on practicality and low maintenance as well as beauty. She is a member of the Landscape Design Association and the Western Springs Garden Club.

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November 2019

Snowman Centerpiece Craft Event

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Join our club as we make snowman centerpieces for Christmas dinner tables at West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. You can also make a snowman centerpiece for yourself to take home and enjoy! (Just a small fee for take-home centerpieces.)

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December 2019

Bloomingdale Garden Club Christmas Party!

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jameson’s Charhouse, 94 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL United States
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$32

This is event is for our members and their families to be held at Jameson’s Charhouse in Bloomingdale. Cocktails begin at 6 PM (cash bar) with dinner at 6:30 PM. Cost is $32 per person. Contact Cheryl Svee for menu choice and payment. Please bring a wrapped white elephant gift (per person) so everyone can join in the fun!

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February 2020

City Bee Savers

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Bill Whitney has kept honey bees for over 20 years. City Bee Savers is his small honey bee farm in West Chicago that is deeply concerned about the future of bees. Their vulnerability has prompted Bill to become a certified member of the Illinois Queen Rearing Initiative. This group is developing a superior honey bee suited for the rigors of Illinois. Bill will be speaking to us about how to plant for these pollinators. He also teaches classes about bee keeping…

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April 2020

Flower & Plant Sale Prep Meeting CANCELLED

April 21, 2020 @ 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, 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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