SPRING 2014 – COME & GARDEN WITH US!
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Plant Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings
Saturday, April 5, 2014: 10-12
Wicker Park Home – Address Given to Registered Students
- $15 – Sessions limited at 40 students. RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-278-9075. Pay at Door.
to grow and maintain annuals, perennials, and shrubs from
seeds and cuttings. The class has two sections: botanic
view and hands on experience and demonstration. Students
will learn the techniques of preparing various types of
seeds for germination, how to plant the seeds, how to thin
and then transplant the seedlings, and finally how to harden
off the seedlings so they make a successful transfer into
the outside environment. The workshop is taught by an
experienced team of gardeners led by Richard Tilley who
grows thousands of plants from seed each year.
Garden Tending & Horticultural Training
Saturday, April 12, 2014 – December 6, 2014 10:00am to 1:00pm
Meet At Fountain Court in Wicker Park
Damen, Chicago, IL 60622
email@example.com (773) 278-9075 No Charge
week volunteers learn how to plant and tend all the plants
in the park's 10,000 sq. feet of gardens. In addition, they
learn the basic design concepts that we have employed in
creating our award winning gardens. Many volunteers have
worked with us to create exciting gardens at their homes
from the concepts and tutoring we provided them while they
tended the park's gardens. The gardens are a registered
Chicago Park District Community Gardens in the Parks.
BRING – Pruners,
Trowels, Gloves, Knee Pads, and wear clothes that you can
get dirty. If you don’t own gardening tools – let us know –
and we will provide them for you to use.
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Tool Sharpening Workshop
Saturday, April 26, 2014: 10 am -12 noon
Held in Wicker Park Home - Address Given to Registered Students.
- $15 – Sessions limited at 20 students.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay at Door.
Garden Tools and Go Home with Sharpened Ones - pruners, loppers,
trowels, shovels, hoes, axes, and shears. You will learn
the technique of how to use various tools to sharpen your garden
and workshop tools. No lawnmower blades or kitchen knives.
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PLANT SALE AND WORKSHOPS - Wicker Park Garden Fundraiser 2013
Saturday and Sunday May 10 & 11, 2014 - 10am-4pm Daily
1425 N. Damen
Field House or Inside Gym if Raining
or (773) 278-9075
Sponsored by Wicker Park Garden Club & Wicker Park Advisory
Council in Collaboration with the Chicago Park District and
Gardens in the Parks Program
The Wicker Park Garden Club will once again present the Annual
Plant Sale that will include your favorite annuals,
perennials, herbs, and vegetables. In addition, Club
members will feature a plant selection of their personal
favorites - The Absolute Best for Chicago.
TILLEY’S SPECIAL PLANTS: Richard Tilley will once again offer a selection
of fragrant brugmansia that he grew from cuttings and other
plants he grew from seed. Come early - Richard's plants are
usually gone in the first hour.
FILL YOUR CONTAINERS: Bring Your container or container size and our
expert gardeners will help you design it with plants that
will perform well All Season.
The event is a fundraiser for the 10,000 square feet of Award
Winning ornamental gardens in the Park. The Gardens are
registered with the Chicago Park District’s Community
Gardens in the Park’s program.
VOLUNTEER? – CONTACT US
– 10% Discount for Volunteers at Sale –
For More Information or to register for a workshop:
email@example.com or 773-278-9075