The Edwardsville Garden Club

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Celebrating 80 years of gardening!

Posted by J Little on May 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Edwardsville Garden Club 80th Anniversary

June 8, 2019, noon to 2:00 pm

Madison County Farm Bureau Building, 900 Hillsboro St., Edwardsville, Il.

Come and help The Edwardsville Garden Club members celebrate 80 years of gardening!

There will be informal stations highlighting each decade of the 80 years of the Edwardsville Garden Club’s existence. Get quick tips on garden issues. You will see photos of ladies in stylish hats and white gloves from the 40's and 50's hosting a tea, to today’s members in blue jeans and flannel shirts planting a tree for Arbor Day celebration. We do so much more than just plant flowers! The club has always sought to improve and to preserve all ecological resources, i.e. land, forests, waters, wildlife along with restoring herbal gardens at the Madison County Historical grounds and just recently the Medicinal Herb gardens at the SIUE School of Pharmacy. We welcome the opportunity to share with you experiences towards these goals via informational displays and will have educational hand-outs at most stations.

The EGC maintains seven unique public gardens and we will display photos and information about each one. The monies raised during our spring and fall plant sales fund these gardens.

Learn how to make a “Seed Bomb”? Or make your own individual natural herbal insect repellent? Or make a bar of herbal soap to take home? We will have “Make and Take” areas so you can do all that fun stuff!

There will be free refreshments and Attendance Prize drawings every 10 minutes. So, please come and join us in reflecting 80 years of land stewardship!

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