The Ottawa Garden Club met July 30 at the Fox High Rise, 906 Canal St., Ottawa. The program was “Roaming the Prairie.” The guest speaker was Andy Stohr, one of the partners of Prairie State Nursery, near Lostant.
Stohr talked about what his business does and how they focus on the production of high-quality Illinois native seeds and how they clean and prepare them. He also told the club they have an excellent selection of native seeds and seed mixes that are ecologically beneficial to our part of the state. He brought several containers of different seeds for us to see.
The door greeter for the evening was MaryLou McLachlan. Hospitality Greeter was Sarah Fahlmark. Refreshment Committee members were Kit Agostinelli, Mary Ruth Aubry, Phyllis Donahue, Jean Omolecki and Robin Keenan. Door prize winner was Betsy Secor.
New members are always welcome.