Green Garden Fair Deadline March 31st

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Want a great garden this summer?  A good way to start is by purchasing the certified organic seedlings the Green Team is selling.   Order forms, with cash or check included, are due in the church office on March 31st.  Order forms are available in the Tree of Life Foyer or by clicking on this link.   Seedlings will be available for pick up at the Green Garden Fair, to be held in our church parking lot on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 to noon.  Proceeds from the seedlings sale benefit church ministries.  

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3rd Annual Green Garden Fair

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3rd Annual Green Garden Fair

(In the Church Parking Lot right across the street from the All Church Yard Sale)

First Congregational United Church of Christ

235 S. Kenilworth Avenue

Elmhurst, Il 60126

Green Garden Fair

Sponsored by the Tree of Life Green Team

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:00 to Noon


We will have available for sale:

  • Organically grown herb & vegetable seedlings from Montalbano farms
  • Native plants from We Grow Dreams Greenhouse and Garden Center
  • Food scrap amended compost from Compost Supply – bring your own container
  • Organically grown eggs from Bob’s Fresh & Local and memberships in Bob’s CSA - $15 off if purchased at our fair
  • Rain barrels which will be delivered directly to your home by the City of Elmhurst

For our full list please click on this link.

Other exhibitors who have committed to be at the event, helping us to learn to garden and live greener:

  • Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Office
  • Midwest Pesticide Action Center
  • Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • York High Garden Club

Watch this space for additional exhibitors.

Questions:  Call the church office at 630-832-2580.


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Compost Available for Pre-ordering

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Great news.  We have confirmed with Compost Supply that they will once again provide food scrap amended compost for our Green Garden Fair.  Those of us who bought it last year know what wonderful things it did for our gardens so you’ll want to be sure to pick some up.  Please order your compost by May 10th by filling out this form and returning it to the church office.

And of course, you’ll need something to put that compost around.  Don’t forget to go to to order your organically grown vegetables and herbs and benefit our church ministries.  On line orders must be made by April 28th but don’t wait until then.  They are already sold out of a couple of types of tomatoes.  Order now to get the best selection.

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“Order Your Organic Seedlings Now”

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plantsWe are pleased to partner with Sweet Home Organics and offer organic seeds and seedlings for your garden this year.  Sweet Home Organics has graciously offered to donate a percentage of their sales of these organic products to our church programs.

We will also host a spring event in our parking lot to sell these organic goods on Saturday, May 2.

We recommend you pre-order to ensure you get the best selection of items.

Click here for more information and the pre-order product list and instructions.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Green Team Hosts an “Energy-Filled” Night

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Wednesday evening, November 5th, a House Party sponsored by our Green Team was hosted in the home of Karen Pachyn and Don Haraf for our church members.  Those who attended heard a presentation by Skyler Larrimore of Elevate Energy and Mike from DNR Construction about how to make their homes more energy efficient.  They also learned about how Smart Meters work and how to take advantage of the cost savings they permit.  Mike  demonstrated a blower door which allows experts to tell how air tight your home is and showed an infrared photo of a house, another tool that can be used to measure how leaky a home might be.  Everyone took home ideas on how to make their own homes more comfortable in a cost effective fashion.  If you're interested in more events like this, contact one of our Green Team members.

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