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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.

Talk Schedule 

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

Food Trucks

11:00am-3:00pm – Grumpy Gaucho Empanadas and Everdine’s Grilled Cheese Co.





Tool Sharpening

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

Mini Gardens

Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tours

12:30 & 3:30pmwith Kyle Lambert, Perennials Manager