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The Edna White Community Garden hosts tonight local musical artists “Katie Schumacher and Paul Callaghan” at 7:00.
This is another entry in the garden’s safe spacing programming, featuring Lizzie Benner’s Mixology musical series.
Edna White Garden, one of the city’s largest community gardens, is the area’s award-winning prairie-style garden with multiple vegetable beds, active beehives, a walk-up food pantry, butterfly harvesting and a yoga space.
The garden served as a “sneak peak” last week into the beautiful, historic Beverly/Morgan Park, a community of green thumbs with lush, vibrant residential gardens and adopted green spaces adjacent to train stations, schools and areas in need of attention.
Edna White Garden Executive Director Kathy Figel hopes everyone’s efforts lure more visitors back to the garden.
“We were thrilled to welcome so many new people to the garden last week through the Beverly Area Planning Association’s garden walk efforts and planning,” said Figel. “Our musical guests tonight are a perfect pairing as we exit summer and ease into autumn.”
Attendees are reminded to bring their PPE masks, chairs and blankets if needed.
Two fire pits will add to the comfort and atmosphere of the garden setting.
The garden’s spacious grounds allow for safe distancing (but facial coverings remain in order.)
The “mixology” theme continues to feature garden bed offerings. Lawn chairs and small coolers are encouraged.
The Edna White Garden is located at 1850 West Monterey Avenue (111th and Esmond).
The Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards committee honored Morgan Park’s Edna White Memorial Garden in 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center along with gardens from 26 additional wards around the city. Figel accepted the CEGA award for the Edna White Memorial Garden. She has served as executive director for the 19th Ward volunteer garden since the early 1990s.
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