The past several months have been difficult, and the pandemic has led to the unfortunate cancellation of many beloved annual events, including the plant swap, the Edgewater Yard Sale, and block parties. The EGA Board regretfully adds the annual Garden Walk to this list. The Board elections are being deferred until the Fall, and we fully plan to hold our 47th Garden Walk next year.
In lieu of this year’s Garden Walk, we are announcing a special Gardening in the Glen Front Yard Showcase Series. This will run all summer and will give Edgewater Glen residents a chance to showcase their front yards and parkways, while also providing a safe, walkable destination that is free of crowds.
To address any privacy concerns, we will only publicize locations through our EGA email list rather than our Website or Facebook. No contact information will be included in the emails, just the address and plant information, so keep an eye out for our newsletter and subscribe to our email for more details.
Street sweeping in Edgewater Glen will start on June 11th (it begins in the 48th Ward on Tuesday, May 19) The Department of Streets and Sanitation delayed the start of this work by more than a month, in line with the Stay at Home order.
The dates scheduled for Edgewater Glen are:
June 11 & 12
July 10 & 13
Aug. 7 & 10
Sept. 4 & 8
Oct. 5 & 6
Nov. 3 & 4
You can access the full street sweeping schedule on Alderman Osterman’s website here: http://48thward.org/ward-services-2/streetsweeping/
As the weather is finally starting to warm up & we think about our outdoor spaces, EGA must, unfortunately, cancel our upcoming Spring Plant Swap scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd due to virus concerns.
We usually have a Fall Plant Swap sometime in mid-to-late September and we’ll keep you posted if we schedule this event.
The fate of the Annual Garden Walk currently scheduled for July 12th is still uncertain. We will finalize the decision regarding this event at the June 1st EGA Board Meeting and send an update.