Butterfly Garden/Outdoor Classroom
A new project for SBGC is the installation of a Butterfly Garden/Outdoor Classroom at the Park District Pre-School. Preliminary meetings have been held with the staff and plans are moving ahead. We hope to begin planting in May. This may be a multi-year project.
The club plants and maintains seasonal plantings at the Village Hall entrance at 700 Barrington Road in South Barrington and at the Park District entrance at 3 Tennis Court Lane in South Barrington. In December the club also arranges for indoor arrangements at each front desk including our police department. Approximately 20% of members are involved with this project.
work with local schools and preschools on various projects including Woodsy the Owl contest, Arbor Day and Earth Day. The Schools are the Park District Preschool at 3 Tennis Court Lane and Barbara Rose School at 61 W. Penny Rd. both are in South Barrington as well as other elementary, junior high schools in District 220. We also make donations and work with Rose School Green Club. Approximately 15% are involved with this project.
Random Acts of Flowers
New in 2017, we partner with the Chicago branch of the organization to deliver flowers to flowers to the sick and elderly who would not ordinarily receive flowers. We will start to collect vases and work on dates to produce arrangements for this project.
Home of the Sparrow
This is the fifth year for this project. We began with one of their facilities and will continue to upgrade their landscaping. Approximately 30% of our membership is actively involved with this project. The exact location is given out at the time of participation as we do not publish this address.
Annual Holiday Luncheon
This is our annual (and only) fund raising event. Various brunches, meetings and sub committees are lead by a Steering Committee of 6 members. Meetings are held in members’ homes, at the Park District and various locations. Locations are announced as each event occurs. We are very happy to report that nearly 100% of the club members help us to raise money for our various projects and scholarships. 2018 marked out 25th year and our luncheon was part of our celebration.
South Barrington Conservancy
Members help establish plantings of native plants in the conservancy. Approximately 20% of our membership are actively involved with this project.
We will continue to help schools in our area expand their outdoor classrooms. Plans are being made now to meet the needs of the children in our area. Check back for more information on this project.