Plant Swap May 20th & Sundry Events

The Springtime means EGA events are kicking off! Edgewater Glen’s Spring Plant Swap will be held Sat. May 20th from 10am til noon in the backyard at 1420 W. Glenlake, weather permitting. Rain delay alternative is Sunday May 21st-same time & place. Spring is a great time to thin & share hostas, ferns, and any other plants or gardening paraphernalia that you no longer need.

Even if you don’t have anything to share, come & meet your gardening neighbors. We often have leftovers that need a home. For more info contact Kim Kaulas at or 773-368-3949.

We encourage folks to go to this Edgewater Library on Saturday, May 13th to hear Edgewater Glen resident Carmen Vidalhallett and other discuss rain and pollinator gardens, green roofs, walls, and the best native plants for Midwest gardening. After the presentation you will have an opportunity to sign up for a free two-hour work shop the following week that will help you plan and create your own garden! More details can be found on the library website.

Finally, don’t forget to plan for the Edgewater Yard Sale on Saturday, June 3rd. You can sign up to be a seller and learn more about the event on the Edgewater Yard Sale website. Please do not schedule a block party on that day.

Celebrate Arbor Day with EHS and EGA and Learn More About Protecting Our Heritage Trees

To kick off National Arbor Day the Edgewater Historical Society (EHS) along with the Edgewater Glen Association (EGA) and Alderman Osterman, have collaborated and sponsored 3 Arbor Day events:

Friday, April 28th, 2023, at 6 pm at the Edgewater Historical Society (1926 firehouse), at 5358 North Ashland, the opening exhibit   Edgewater’s Historical Heritage Trees. EHS & EGA have partnered to launch the 1st block club guided tree survey campaign to protect and celebrate our community’s vulnerable and valuable parkway heritages trees.

Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 11 am at the Edgewater Park Plaza adjacent to the Chicago Filmmakers (1929 firehouse) at 5720 N Ridge, will be dedicated to the Alderwoman Marion Volini (1978 -1987) with the planting of a tree with the Volini family and friends.

Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 2 PM at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N Broadway. Julia Bachrach, award-winning author, historian, preservationist, and local parks expert, explains how parkway trees started 100 years ago.