In the Garden: Early December

By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer The cold, short days of December are upon us. However, on the occasional sunny day, there is still plenty to observe at the Red Oak Rain Garden at this time of the year. The Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) and female Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) shrubs are loaded with bright redContinue reading “In the Garden: Early December”

RORG’s Edible Plants

By Nina Jurko, RORG Student Team Member The Red Oak Rain Garden hosts a variety of plants and shrubs. Over 50 species, most of which are native to Illinois, can be found in the garden. These beautiful plants are not just functional and pleasing to look at, but many of them are also edible. FromContinue reading “RORG’s Edible Plants”

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”


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