Edgewater Glen Community Meeting with Alderman Harry Osterman & Katrina Balog (Oct 2, 6:30 pm)

You are invited to the Fall EGA Community Meeting with Alderman Harry Osterman & Katrina Balog, Executive Director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Monday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm at St Gertrude’s Social Hall – 1401 W Granville.

The EGA Fall meeting is a great place to meet your neighbors and get up to date on the latest goings on around the neighborhood. This is also your opportunity to ask questions that affect our community such as:

•  Status of 6145 N Broadway development
•  Edgewater Glen adjacent developments (e.g. departures/vacancies, status of the Edgewater Metra Station etc.)
•  Revised speed bump configuration in alley between Hood and Norwood and alternatives for traffic control to the current rubberized speed bumps between Granville and Norwood
•  Edgewater Neighborhood Bike Network update
•  ..and anything else

Meeting Details:

Monday, October 2nd, 6:30 pm
St Gertrude’s Social Hall – 1401 W Granville

6:30 – 7:00 pm: Meet & greet with your neighbors. Free wine and refreshments will be served.

7:00 pm: Meeting begins

Blast from the past

The first EGA Community Meeting Flyer circa 1973

Edgewater Glen’s Fall Plant Swap will be held Saturday, September 23rd

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Edgewater Glen’s Fall Plant Swap will be held Sat. Sept. 23rd from 10am til noon, weather permitting in the backyard at 1420 W. Glenlake.

Fall is the best time to thin\transplant perennials like iris’ and daylilies, but most plants can be successfully transplanted during the cooler days of fall if adequately hydrated. Share extra plants and gardening paraphernalia along with meeting your gardening neighbors.

For more info contact Kim Kaulas at kaulas@rcn.com or 773-368-3949.

The 44th EGA Garden Walk featuring the Gardens of East Edgewater Glen will be this Sunday, July 9th

The 44th EGA Garden Walk featuring the Gardens of East Edgewater Glen will be this Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from noon to 5 pm starting at 1420 W. Glenlake and featuring Edgewater Glen gardens in the 1200 & 1300 blocks.

Admission is $5 for adults with children free and includes a raffle ticket for gift certificates from Gethsemane Garden Center.

This is your chance to see the backyards and view the handiwork of our talented gardeners. Several spectacular locations have been newly added this year after multi-year absences.

You’ll see lots of uniquely-arranged outdoor environments which include lovely assortments of beautiful plant specimens along with koi ponds & other water features, pergolas, rain gardens, vegetables, etc. No two gardens are the same and these locations won’t be featured again until 2019!

If you’re an Edgewater Glen resident, you can also conveniently join or renew with EGA and we’ll also have EGA Board Ballots for EGA members to vote for next year’s board.

History of the Edgewater Glen Garden Walk

 

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The 1st EGA Garden Walk premiered on June 24, 1973 on a sunny day with over 30 residents displaying their yards. It was billed as ‘a pilot project of the EGA Conservation Committee’. ‘Strictly a local affair’ for neighbors to view each other gardens, the entry form explained that ‘no one’s expecting a Lake Forest spectacular (garden)!’

'73 Grdn Wlk in NwsltrEGA Garden Walk June 1973 (2)The ’74 Walk’ went immediately into planning stages and this event has been held annually almost every year since its inception. Pony cart rides, lemonade & hot dog stands, arts & crafts displays, magic show performances, and Glenfest have been some of the additional activities scheduled during this event over the years.

As the number of display gardens increased to about 50 & became somewhat unwieldy for attendees, in 2008 the decision was made to split the neighborhood in half along Glenwood, offering West Edgewater Glen Gardens (1400 & 1500 blocks) and East Edgewater Glen Gardens (1200 & 1300 blocks) on display in alternate years. This greatly improved the walkability of our event, along with giving the display gardens (and their gardeners!) a recuperative gap year.

Garden Walk Map 1974

Garden Walk Map 1975

Garden Walk Map 1978

For the 2011 EGA Garden Walk, a ‘poison-free’ category was added to the signage and maps to recognize those gardens that are not only beautiful, but also properties where no chemical pesticides, herbicides, weed & feed fertilizers, etc. are used.