Those of you who have been involved in any kind of house or garden walk, festival or gala, know the amount of work involved and you all give of your time, money, and efforts for good causes. From breast cancer to juvenile diabetes, scholarships to aiding a family in need after a hardship, church building funds or public awareness, community events such as these are the meat upon the bones of our lives.
There are also the wonderful folks who open up their homes, their kitchens, their gardens for hundreds upon hundreds of interested
and curious to observe. Make no mistake, these folks work hard and often spend a considerable amount of personal money to make it all happen.
So, if there is a fair or festival or garden walk in your area, consider going.
Of course, if you are in the Chicagoland area, I can tell you for sure that the Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire will knock your garden gloves off! You will see everything from fig trees thriving in our zone 5 climate, to a healing garden, lunch in the Wilder Mansion, and a garden fair to simply delight.