Edelman Garden is located at 37 South Broadway Street in Wheeling. Established in 2014, the once vacant lot was donated by Aaron and Rhoda Edelman to The Seeing Hand Association to be developed into an urban garden.
The vision for the garden was centered around the blind and visually impaired workers. It features handicap accessible concrete walkways, vertical shelves, tables, and overhead trellises to help our workers plant, weed, water, and harvest with ease.
During late summer, our workers, board, and community have the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown, organic produce. Leftover produce is often left on the front step of our agency for those in need to take for free.
Edelman Garden serves as an educational experience for our workers and the community as well as offering volunteer opportunities. Edelman Garden is grant-funded and accepts individual and corporate donations.
Donations, Volunteer, & Products
Donate to Edelman Garden
If you are interested in donating gifts of cash, stocks, or property – please contact us for more information.
The Seeing Hand relies on volunteers for a variety of services in assisting persons who are blind or visually impaired to maintain their independence and self-respect. Opportunities to volunteer cover a wide range of activities including transportation, reading, daily living assistance, job coaching, office work, etc.