About Us

A bit of background...


The Winnetka Weeders  Garden Club was formed by a group of seven women on June 24, 1935 who  wanted to learn about gardening.  (Club archives note only two of  the seven actually knew much about gardening at the time!) 

Fast-forward to  present-day, and the club maintains an educational focus.  Some  Winnetka Weeders are quite expert gardeners, some beginners, and most  are somewhere in between… but all enjoy learning more  about flowers & gardens, both here and afar. 

Some quick facts:
We meet the second Tuesday of every month (except January, August and September). Usually at 1–3pm.  See the Programs page of this  site for this year's meeting topics. 

Members do two turns of service each year. For example: running children's programs at the  Winnetka Library, watering/weeding the reading garden at the Winnetka  library, or maintaining our Hosta garden at the Winnetka Train Station  Park. Generally, each service commitment takes about  60-90 minutes.

Members help co-hostess the meetings a couple of times each year, either by offering to hold a  meeting in their home or by providing refreshments.

Annual membership dues are $55. There are generally no additional fees for programs nor additional expenses for service activities. 

We are not a fundraising club.

Read about the Weeders in Sheridan Road Magazine.

2020 Winnetka Weeders Board

President: Terri Heath

VP/ President Elect: Kathy Handelman
Membership: Ann Braham
Treasurer: Martha Bermingham
Recording Secretary: Cindy LeVeille
Corresponding Secretary: Alice Balon
Programs:  Cari Alexander, Christie Baker, Christina Cripe

Civics:  Robyn Lindblad, Colette Wetzel

Civics Committee: AG Krone (Library Garden)
Hospitality:  Lele Barkausen, Gloria Gaschler

Public Relations: Karen Vorwald
Archivist: Corinne Guarraia

2020 Award winners

And the 2020  Wonderful Weeder Awards go to....

 Toni Harkness & AG Krone!

Winnetka Weeders extrodinaire whose years of commitment to the Garden Club is an inspiration to all! 

In appreciation of their service, the village of Winnetka will plant a tree in honor of each.

See the attachments below for their personal memories of their years with the club.