Treating water as a precious resource that is not to be wasted was the subject of the January 22 Lombard Garden Club meeting/ Denise Sandoval from the Conservation Foundation presented ideas to the group on managing and controlling our water use. Members and guests had all their questions answered and Sandoval gave useful gardening techniques to conserve water use.
Checking out the rain barrel that the speaker brought to illustrate the use of rain barrels in gardening, left to right are Lorraine Gluth, Marge Neeley, club treasurer Nancy Faragoi, Sandoval and club president, Barbara Johnson.
As a result of efforts by our Conservation Committee the Lombard Park District is formulating plans to certify Monarch Waystations in 13 parks throughout Lombard. Unique signage will be posted at each of these sites stating that this project is a cooperation between the Lombard Garden Club and the Lombard Park District.
On Tuesday, September 22 at the park district board meeting Lombard Garden Club Conservation and Environment Co-Chairman, Karen Brittain presented the a garden club donation of $300 to the Lombard Park District Commissioner Greg Ludwig to fund signage and certification for this project.
For its participation in the restoration of the Lombard Cemetery the Lombard Garden Club recently received the William J Mueller Lombard Heritage Award from the Historic Commission. This award is given to those that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in historic preservation.
Pat Poskocil and Marge Neely, garden club members also active in historic preservation, were involved in the inception of the project in 2007 and championed the participation of the garden club.