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Green Edens celebrated the opening of its premier storefront on June 2. The celebration included a ribbon cutting with Donald Wilson, Alderman 4th Ward, in addition to food and drinks from Taco Diablo. The local horticulturalists are now situated between Wesley and Ashland avenues, at 1402 Greenleaf St. This allows for home gardeners to have a new option to find horticultural tools in Evanston.

Green Edens provides services to businesses and residences in sustainable garden design and landscaping serving clients from Logan Square to Highland Park. The founder, Amy Dale, worked and taught at the Chicago Botanic Garden and received her title of Master Gardener from the University of Illinois.

The organization’s commitment to overall sustainability leads them to use native plant material, which supports the continuation and re-population of local wildlife. Additionally, Green Edens works to promote horticultural education and hands-on experience with gardening. The opening of this storefront will promote its services to a larger audience, ultimately advocating for a greater presence of sustainable gardening on the North Shore.

— Story and Photo By Jack Marchesi