GARDEN INSPIRATIONS

Hyde Park Garden Fair Winter Lecture Series on Gardening

In late January, local gardeners can start planning for the spring planting season with a free series of lectures sponsored by the Hyde Park Garden Fair (held the first week after Mother's Day, May 18-19 2007). These free lectures will be held on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Augustana Lutheran Church (55th Street and University). They are open to all with no reservations required. Augustana has bicycle and car parking! (Watch for the Spring series, too.) The planned topics and speakers are:

January 24 Beautiful Small City Gardens
  by Carolyn Ulrich
January 31 Landscaping with Native Plants
  by Pat Armstrong, local prairie plant maven
February 7 How to Grow Vegetables in Containers
  by Betty McCarthy
February 14 Glorious Roses for Chicagoland
  by Greg Stack, University of Illinois Extension

The Hyde Park Garden Fair is a committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.

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On Wednesday evenings in January and February, local gardeners can stat planning their spring planting season with a series of free lectures sponsored by the Hyde Park Garden Fair (always the first weekend after Mother's Day, and a committee of HPKCC). These free lectures will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church (55th Street and University); they will begin a t 7:30 and last no later than 9 p.m. They are open to all (no reservation requires).

This series is being organized by a planning committee of the Garden Fair. It is chaired by george Davis, and includes Jane Ciacci, Betty McCarthy, Bam Postell, Carolyn Ulrich, George Rumsey, and Lesley Bloch (chair of the Garden Fair). For more information, see www.hydeparkgardenfair.org.