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.
Some quick facts:
We usually meet the second Tuesday of every month, except January and August. Some meetings are during the day; others in the evening. Programs vary from hands-on workshops, to info sessions, to floral demos, to garden walks. See the Programs page of this site for this year's meeting topics.
Members are asked to join in a group for a couple turns of service a year either to help run a children's program at the Winnetka Library, to water/weed the reading garden at the Winnetka library, or to maintain our Hosta garden at the Winnetka Train Station Park. Generally, each service commitment takes about an hour and is a great way to get to know the other club members. We love that our club is multi-generational ... with members who are new to Winnetka as well as those who have lived in the Village for many years.
Members are asked to help co-hostess a meeting once a year, either by providing refreshments or offering to hold a meeting in their home.
Annual membership dues are $70. There are generally no additional fees for programs nor additional expenses for service activities.
We are not a fundraising club.
If you are interesting in learning more about us, attending a meeting or joining, please let us know! At:
Read about the Weeders in Sheridan Road Magazine
President: Christie Baker
VP/ President Elect: Kimberly Falk
Membership: Linda Padgitt
Treasurer: Marley Crane
Recording Secretary: Julie Hartvigsen
Corresponding Secretary: Gayle Crane
Programs: Alice Balon, Ann Braham, Kathy Handelman
Civics: Cindy Monnig, Anne Thompson
Hospitality: Sara Sullivan, Colette Wetzel
Public Relations: Terri Heath
Archivist: Carol Callahan
Community Outreach: Robyn Lindblad
Mbrship Development: Karen Vorwald