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Upcoming '23-'24 General Meetings

 

April General Meeting
“Ikebana Therapy”
April 17, 2024

H
adley
700 Elm Street, Winnetka
9:00 A.M. Coffee
9:30 A.M. Meeting and Program
Join us for some instruction and fun as we learn about the centuries-old Japanese art of arranging flowers. Lanie Coldwell, from The Shy Flower, will inspire us as she dives into the intricate details of Ikebana art. She trained in the Ohara School of Ikebana under Yuko Inoue-Darcy, president of the Chicago Chapter, and holds an instructor-level certificate.


May General Meeting
“Elawa Farm Tour”
May 15, 2024

Elawa Farms

1402 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest
9:30 A.M. Meeting
10:00 A.M. Tour
Join us for a private tour of Elawa Farm’s spectacular grounds. We will learn about their 
incredible history and how they strive to gather community through food and agriculture, with a sustainable farm, weekly market, learning kitchen, and educational programming.

Annual Meeting
“A Cocktail Celebration”
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
 (please note this is a Tuesday!)
Home of Kristin Koepfgen
1180 Westmoor Road, Winnetka
5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and awards as we wrap up 2023-2024 Club year. We will welcome our new members, introduce our new Officers and Committee Chairs, and toast the
Club’s accomplishments.

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2023-2024 BOARD MEETINGS

Officers and Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend all Board meetings.  All GGW members are welcome to attend as well. Meetings are virtual events, held via Zoom, 9:30 to 11:00 A.M.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8473121111
Zoom Meeting ID: 847 312 1111
Passcode: W60093

 

September 6, 2023 (past)
October 11, 2023 (past)
November 8, 2023 (past)
No December meeting
January 10, 2024 (past)

February 14, 2024 (past)
March 13, 2024 (past)

April 10, 2024
May 8, 2024
June 12, 2024

2023-2024 Calendar of Events

Past General Meetings

September 13, 2023: “Woodland Gardening” at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Matt Evans, Managing Ecologist for Woodlands at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will guide us through a tour of their spectacular woodlands. He will be sharing information about various plants and overall landscape health, particularly as it relates to invasive plant species and how to “restore” natural areas to create healthier landscapes.

October 18, 2023: “The Backyard Flower Lab” at the home of April Potterfield
Please join April Potterfield, flower farmer entrepreneur, for a tour of her four-acre Backyard Flower Lab. She will walk us through the “fruits” of her garden and show us her “experiments” in growing, nurturing, and sharing what she has sown.

November 15, 2023: “Custom Charcuterie & Dessert Boards” at the home of Deirdre Campbell

Get ready for fun holiday entertaining and grazing table ideas with Alison “Babs” Beitzel – local charcuterie master, cooking instructor, and entertainment enthusiast. When it comes to food, she’s all in! Formerly a corporate accountant, he’s on her “second act”, sharing inspiration in the kitchen as we head into the holidays.

December 6, 2023: “Holiday Celebration and Tea” at the home of Christine Fussell
Join your Garden Guild friends as we celebrate the holiday season at our festive, annual Holiday Tea.

 

January 17, 2024: "Go Green Winnetka" at the Winnetka Park District Community Room

Liz Kunkel, founder of Go Green Winnetka and member of the Winnetka Environmental & Forestry Commission, shares her vision for ensuring clean air, clean water, and natural green spaces for the health and well-being of generations to come.

February 21, 2024: “Planning Your Spring Garden” at the Kenilworth Club
Get inspired and plan your spring garden. Join Garden Guild member Leslie Graham and her team of “garden coaches” as they share insights and advice for your yard and containers including finding the best plants.

March 20, 2024: “Herb Gardener Extraordinaire” at the home of Mary Griffin
Backyard Patch Herbs’ Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh, herb gardener extraordinaire, has been growing and creating with herbs since 1994. What started as a small garden has morphed into a journey of herb exploration. She shared her knowledge, including the use, caring, and growing of herbs to make your cooking more interesting, delicious, and enjoyable.

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