March 10: District IX Annual Meeting
April 7: 7 p.m. “A Good Planet is Hard to Find"
Host of the “Mike Nowak Show” on WCPT-820 AM radio, Nowak also appears on WGN TV and DIY Network. He is a master gardener, Openlands tree keeper, and
an award-winning writer for Chicagoland Gardening magazine. With
insight, humor and years of experience, Mike will discuss
ecological landscaping, treekeeping, recycling, reusing, and the many
ways that each of us can contribute to a healthy planet.
May 5: James Ault “Plant Propagation and Genetic Modification”
of ornamental plant research at Chicago Botanic Gardens, chairman and
manager of Chicagoland Grows plant introduction program, a
Northwestern University teaching and research affiliate, publisher of
many scientific papers, and magazine writer, Ault will discuss the latest in propagation and hybridization. What is the difference between hybrid and a GMO? Are they safe? Learn
the science, not the rhetoric, so you can make informed decisions.
June 2: Spring luncheon; location TBA