Morning Glory

The NGS board consists of five members who are elected for 2 year terms with three people elected one year followed by two people the next year.

The board meets every quarter and is responsible for scheduling and conducting elections, overseeing the work of the various committees and the treasury.

Members of the 2021 Board are:

  • Eva Mannaberg, Chairman
  • Sigrid Schmidt,Treasurer
  • Shelly Greenberg
  • Alice Dunlap-Kraft
  • Nancy Wieting, Programming
  • Lucy Radycki, Hospitality



  • Program Planning- schedules programs and tours for the year; Nancy Wieting, coordinator
  • Green Room Maintenance - cares for indoor plants housed in the Green Room at Warren Park Field House; Eva Mannaberg, coordinator
  • Garden Maintenance - cares for gardens at local parks; Judy Ishii and Ginny Davis, coordinators
  • Garden Walk Planning
  • Refreshments and Holiday Party - coordinates annual Holiday Party and meeting refreshments; Lucy Radycki, cordinator
  • Community Service - support school gardening; Alice Dunlap-Kraft
  • Plant Sale - Eva Mannaberg
  • Wed Site Design and Maintenance - Ginny Davis and Nancy Wieting




NGS meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Avenue in Chicago. Warren Park Field House is located on the east side of Western Avenue (2400 west) at Albion Avenue (6600 north) between Devon and Pratt Avenues. Parking is available at the Field House. There is no January meeting held.

Meetings are free to NGS members; a nominal fee is charged to non-members. Refreshments are served.

Additional tours and activities are scheduled throughout the year.




The Northtown Garden Society was founded in 1982 by a group of neighbors caring for gardens or greenhouses with a mission to share ideas and learn more about gardening.

As we have grown over the years, our mission has expanded to provide gardening education and community service to the residents of West Ridge, located on the far north side of Chicago, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Throughout the year, we sponsor a variety of lectures or visits to Chicago-area gardens or garden-related businesses.

Our community service projects include:

Maintaining the Triangle Garden in Indian Boundary Park

Maintaining the Rose of Sharon Garden in Warren Park

Maintaining the Green Room in the Warren Park Field House

Sponsoring a Garden Walk in West Ridge and surrounding neighborhoods

Sponsoring a Spring Plant Sale

Sponsoring gardening at area schools

Sponsoring children for Warren Park summer camp

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