Learn about planting gourds at Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners meeting

  • At the next Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners meeting, Alice MacCallum will talk about growing gourds in northern Illinois, including one you may not realize is a gourd.

    At the next Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners meeting, Alice MacCallum will talk about growing gourds in northern Illinois, including one you may not realize is a gourd. Courtesy of Terri Hoehne

 
 
Updated 10/5/2022 3:10 PM

Did you know that gourds are fruit? They can be eaten as well as used for decorative purposes.

Alice MacCallum will present "Growing Various Types of Gourds in Northern Illinois" at the next Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

 

It will begins with socializing at 6:45 p.m., followed by the business meeting and presentation at 7 p.m.

The meetings are held at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.

MacCallum is a Master Gardener through the University of Illinois Extension, and has been serving as one for more than 15 years. She works as a volunteer tending the Northgate Garden in St. Charles and works with senior citizens through horticulture therapy at a local senior residence.

For information on the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners, BataviaPlainDirtGardeners@gmail.com or visit bpdgclub.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/BataviaPlainDirtGardeners/.

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