Organized: September, 1949
Meetings: 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m.
When friends meet … hearts warm.
Seedlings’ goal is to encourage an appreciation of nature and beauty both at home and in the community, to work to conserve flora and fauna, and to raise funds for and participate in activities that promote these endeavors. We also contribute with financial donations to local organizations involved with horticulture for the benefit of the Rockford area community.
Seedlings Garden Club provides programs that are inspiring, educational and fun. Our programs offer activities for gardeners and nature lovers of all levels and experiences. There are many wonderful surprises hidden in the Rock River Valley. Our programs have included tours of prairies, home gardens, and public spaces. We have learned how to raise Monarch butterflies, made garden art, indoor and outdoor planters, and holiday table center pieces. The Seedlings Garden Club calendar is complete for 2020 and has a delightful list of programs. Please be sure to check out our schedule of activities.
In 2019 Seedlings donated: $125 National Land Institute, $40 Klehm, $100 Severson Dells, $50 Rockford Food Pantry, $50 Midway Village; plus $20 for a planter to a new Habitat for Humanity homeowner.
2020 Seedlings Calendar of Meetings
Seedlings September Meeting: September 21st – 4 to 6pm
Program: Curran’s Apple Orchard Tour
Location: 6385 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL 61101
Curran’s Apple Orchard will size our group down to smaller groups for social distancing. Please remember to wear your face mask! The cost of the tour is $6.50 per person. There will be an opportunity to pick raspberries and apples for an additional charge.
Curran’s has a menu offering chili and a variety of items for purchase and has agreed to allow us to use outdoor tables which are socially distanced for our meeting afterwards.
If you are interested in going please RSVP to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting her at 815-978-3323 by September 14th.
If interested in attending a meeting, joining our club, or just want more information, use the “Contact Seedlings Garden Club” form at the bottom of this page. (Additions to programs, locations and information subject to change)
Everyone is welcome to attend three meetings as a guest.
We lost a friend
Ethel M. Johnson, 96, of Rockford, IL, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, October 19, 2019. A resident of Greencastle of Mulford for many years. Founding member of Klehm Arboretum. Loving mother of Bruce (Michele) Johnson, Cathy (Tony) Pfaff, Sue Ellen Stebritz, and Edie (Al) Nyen; grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 18; as well as sister. A private family service was held. Entombment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, designated donation to the Ethel Johnson Lilac Garden at Klehm Arboretum. To share a condolence, please visit www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26, 2019
CRG Council Liaisons:
Susan Buzzard, Lora Prochaska,
Lynne Franzene-Lynde, Roanna Gallina
Secretary: Susan Schumacher
Treasurer (Membership): Kathy Crandall
E-Mail: Fiona Fordyce
Sunshine: Monica Gibbons
Conservation: Anita Johnson
Kathy A. Crandall
* = member in more than one club
Kristen L. Frank
Anita J. Johnson
Lee Ann Love
Mary Kay Morrison
Lora K. Prochaska
Hey, Seedlings, do you remember the where and when of the pics below?