We have the educational lecture programs throughout the year. Most of them are held at the monthly general meeting. These lectures are covered wide range of subjects and interests. All the members are encouraged to attend and have been very well received. Below are the scheduled programs for the season of 2021-2022 year.
History of Antioch Village Gardens. Our horticulture committee will give a presentation on three perennial gardens in Antioch that we care: The Mini Park Garden, The Berm Garden and the Seven Sons Garden.
Gourds! Marlene Maroff will share her love of gourds and demonstrate growing, harvesting, drying and decorating.
Add a Little Prairie to Your Garden. Cindy Crosby will be speaking about including Illinois prairie plants to our gardens as well as sharing stories of these plants and how they have been historically used
Holiday Succulents Make & Take. Present by Floral Acres. Presenters will be guiding us to create and care for our succulent creations.
Edible Flowers. Presented by Backyard Patch Herbs. Presenters will be discussing the edible nature of a wide variety of flowers and flowering herbs. More than 20 flowering plants will be discussed and shown with info on harvesting, preserving, and preparing
Bee Keeping. Frank Moriarty is a past president and current board of directors member of the Lake County Beekeepers Association of Illinois. Presentation will be about honeybees, bee evolution, and the practice and enjoyment of beekeeping.
Potluck Luncheon. To celebrate the end of another fiscal year of gardening, we will have our spring potluck luncheon. Bring a dish to share. We will review our accomplishments of the previous year and explore new business for our upcoming year. Scholarship winner and awards will be presented.
Summer Outing. Whether viewing members’ gardens or having a picnic at one of our members’ homes, that’s the fun we have had in the past! Over the several years, members have graciously offered to host a summer outing at their homes. We again look forward to another fun gathering in 2023. The detailed information will be determined by early 2023.