Date(s) - 03/28/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Growing Place - Aurora
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We’re digging into our 84th season on March 28 at our Aurora location with a day of talks for spring inspiration, a free Seeding –Tuliptree or Oak Tree – giveaway (while supplies last), container garden demos, greenhouse tours, raffles and more! All talks and demos are free. No registration required.
With the day’s focus on planting for pollinators, natural best practices, trees, and ways to help the planet, special guests include Richard Hentschel, Horticulture Educator serving DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties, Janie Grillo, Natural Garden Natives & Midwest Groundcovers, Paula Popowski, Hoffie Nursery, discussing Incorporating Natives in Your Garden, and Certified Arborist, M.D. Skeet of Bartlett Tree Experts in Bolingbrook!
Full Schedule for Dig In Day on March 28 in Aurora
All talks and demonstrations are free. No registration required.
Incorporating Natives in Your Garden with Paula Popowski, Hoffie Nursery
Planting a Tree to Last a Lifetime with Richard Hentschel, UofI Extension Educator, DuPage, Kane & Kendall Counties
Sensory Gardening with Janie Grillo, Natural Garden Natives & Midwest Groundcovers
Lunch Break Q&A in the Big Tent, Meet TGP staff and our favorite partners.
Pruning Tips & Stump the Arborist with Certified Arborist, M.D. Skeet of Bartlett Tree Experts in Bolingbrook
Landscaping – Doing Your Part, Every Yard Counts with Mary Saba, TGP Landscape Design Manager
Vegetable & Organic Gardening with Donna Van Evercooren, TGP Veggie Guru
11:00am-3:00pm – Grumpy Gaucho Empanadas and Everdine’s Grilled Cheese Co.
11:00am-4:00pm Prices vary per piece and are paid directly to Bill Storm.
Container Gardening Demos
Adding Spring Bulbs to your Containers
Mixing Annuals & Perennials for Fantastic Early Season Color
Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tours
12:30 & 3:30pmwith Kyle Lambert, Perennials Manager