Giving Tuesday

By Kate Gardiner, RORG Communications Manager The Red Oak Rain Garden will celebrate GivingTuesday with our Bridge Building campaign, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement on December 1, 2020. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesdayContinue reading “Giving Tuesday”

Student Spotlight: Songbirds in the Garden by Noah Horsley

By Kate Gardiner, RORG Communications Manager Noah Horsley was our second student to be featured for a spotlight series! Noah graduated in May 2020 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. For his thesis, he researched nest success and post-fledging survival of the Common Grackle inContinue reading “Student Spotlight: Songbirds in the Garden by Noah Horsley”

Student Spotlight: Why Rain Gardens are the Best by Keegan Thoranin

By Kate Gardiner, RORG Communications Manager Keegan Thoranin was our first student to be featured in a spotlight series back in April 2020! We met Keegan while presenting to Allen Hall students about the Red Oak Rain Garden at the start of the 2019 – 2020 school year. For his spotlight, he chose to createContinue reading “Student Spotlight: Why Rain Gardens are the Best by Keegan Thoranin”

In the Garden: Early-November 2020

By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer Early November might be one of my new favorite times at the garden. I’m loving the pop of color from the late-blooming ‘Rozanne’ Geraniums and the still-green sedges that peek through the blanket of fallen oak leaves. Red Chokeberry is still putting on a stunning show of brilliant redContinue reading “In the Garden: Early-November 2020”

Hail to the Orange (Tulips)

By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer As an Illinois native plant fanatic, I typically stick with native plant species to make up most of my planting design palette. However, every once in a while, an opportunity arises where I simply can’t ignore the fact that a design may benefit from a non-native, non-invasive species. ‘Rozanne’Continue reading “Hail to the Orange (Tulips)”