A rousing welcome for Lincolnwood’s star garden


A big turnout of parents and kids officially welcomed  Lincolnwood School’s new Star Garden to Evanston Thursday evening.

The vegetable garden, in the shape of a star, was designed by Evanston parent and landscape architect Paul Williams and constructed by a group of parents under the leadership of Dana Gerstein and Katrina Martin.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony featured remarks by author and master gardener William Moss.

Principal Fred Hunter engages with members of the Lincolnwood School chorus, who performed for the event.

Landscape architect Williams cuts the ribbon.

Author/Master Gardener Moss touts the benefits of edible gardens.

Co-founders of the Star Garden, Gerstein and Martin, thank the volunteers.

Photos by Jessica Kaplan, Lincolnwood School community liaison officer

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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