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May 2020

2020 Plant Sale

Thank you to everyone who shopped the Friends online Plant Sale this year!  We look forward to seeing you at your curbside pick up timeslot scheduled May 11 – 15.  Be sure to sign up if you have not  done so already.  We will contact you with details.  We truly appreciate the support of our patrons as this is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We also appreciate the volunteers who will help with curbside pickup.    Be well and…

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May 11 @ 4:00 pm - May 15 @ 4:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Virtual Lecture May 27 at 7 pm

Guest presenter Stephanie Walquist of West Cook Wild Ones will teach us about the benefits of native plants: how to select the best plants for shade, wet and sunny gardens; where to purchase natives, and how to care for them.  Stephanie is Vice-President and co-founder of the West Cook Wild Ones.   Registration is required for this FREE lecture.   A Zoom link will be sent prior to the lecture with login instructions.

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May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 2020

Get the Dirt — Your Garden Questions Answered: July 23, 2020

Join us for this free, live Q&A session to get gardening advice and tips from our master gardeners and Oak Park Conservatory’s Director of Horticulture. Plus, you’ll learn what to be doing now in your garden. You can submit questions in advance or come with your questions and our panelists will guide you.  To register, click here.

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July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online,

Succulents Virtual Lecture: July 30, 2020

Learn how to nurture succulents and help them thrive. Discover the best light, location and humidity for your plants. Plus you’ll learn when and how to repot your plants and how to determine signs of stress. FREE for FOPCON members with code, $10 for non-members. Visit www.fopcon.org to become a member. To register for the event, click here.

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July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online,

August 2020

Five Ways to Preserve the Harvest Virtual Lecture: August 5, 2020

Local food blogger and cookbook author Emily Paster will cover five ways to preserve your garden harvest – from canning to freezing to drying and root-cellaring. Emily will offer in-depth descriptions of fermentation and water-bath canning, versatile and accessible methods of home food preservation suitable for many common home-grown fruits and vegetables. FREE. To register for the event, click here.

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August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online,

Taste of Uncorked: August 28, 2020 — SOLD OUT

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks in the garden at the Oak Park Conservatory for Taste of Uncorked.  Timothy Robyn Coan will provide the evening’s entertainment.  Admission includes 2 drink tickets.   Ages 21+ Pre registration is required.  Click here to be taken to the Park District of Oak Park’s registration page. $12 per ticket  

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August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

September 2020

Fall Perennial & Tool Exchange: September 12, 2020

Join other gardeners in our outside garden and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at FOPCON’s annual Fall Exchange. Advanced registration is required to attend this free event.  Drop off materials at the Rubinstein garden gate from 9:30-11:30A at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up items from 12:00-12:30P. Social distancing lines will be established for social distancing browsing.  Please wear a mask & garden gloves! Click here to register.

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September 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Bulb Planting for Spring Blooms 101 Virtual Lecture: September 17, 2020

Join bulb experts to learn about the basics of planting fall bulbs for spring blooms. Participants will learn when and how to plant bulbs, how to select bulbs for your garden, and how many you need. Ask your questions on growing bulbs and how to get started. FREE. Register here. A zoom link will be sent out to participants the day of the event.

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September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online,

Taste of Uncorked: September 25, 2020

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks in the garden at the Oak Park Conservatory for Taste of Uncorked.  Andy Pratt will provide the evening’s entertainment.  Admission includes 2 drink tickets.   Ages 21+ Pre registration is required.  Click here to be taken to the Park District of Oak Park’s registration page. $12 per ticket

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September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

October 2020

Compost 101 Virtual Lecture: October 7, 2020

What is compost? How do you incorporate it into your garden and lawn? What are the different types of compost and how do you create your own? This lecture will help you understand how to use organic matter in your garden. FREE for FOPCON members; $10 for non-members. Visit www.fopcon.org to become a member. To register for the event, click here.

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October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online,
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