Holiday Decoration. It's time for the holidays. The florists from Floral Acres were here to lead us in a "hands on" project. We created holiday centerpieces for using in our home decoration or give as gifts. Our club provided the decorating materials free of charge to all the members. Some members even brought their guest to join us. Everyone who attended was having a good time. Thanks Floral Acres for their support! Followed after the program, we inducted a new member Gene P. and had a nice refreshment.
The October program was presented by James Eaton, who has practiced the art and science of arboriculture and horticulture for 24 years. He is a certified arborist via the International Society of Arboriculture. Jim provided the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, diseases, and insects on all types of trees and shrubs. Our meeting was held at United Methodist Church of Antioch. It started at 7:00 pm with program, then followed with refreshment and general meeting. Members enjoyed fellowship and refreshments while learning!
Our fall potluck was held at our September meeting. Members brought a lot of delicious food to share. What a delightful feast! After the potluck dinner, we had a presentation by Merleanne Rampale from SWALCO, a public information officer and education director from Swalco on recycling and composting. We learned how to proper recycling in Lake county, IL region, and how to make composting the right way.
The November 2017's program was themed Succulents - Simply Beautiful by Gale Borger, who is a master gardener through the University of Wisconsin, Kenosha system. She has been gardening for more than 50 years. She founded Gerry's Garden in order to share with others the tremendous satisfaction one can achieve from gardening. She shared her love for succulents with us and demonstrated how to transplant and propagate the succulents.
After the program and refreshment, the club held the business meeting as usual and inducted two new members. Welcome Carrie H. and Linda N.!
Creative Rehab. Come join us to find out how you can get your body ready for the fun and satisfaction of gardening without aches and pains. Learn how to stretch, move, lift and strengthen specifically related to gardening from the therapist at Creative Rehab. You can check their website at creativerehab.net as well.
The 2nd part of the program will be a short video presentation featuring our own club member Cindy Cartner, who will demostrate how to separate plants to prepare for our plant sale in May.
The program will be held at United Methodist Church Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome!