Edelman Garden

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 are given free produce to help supply them with heathy food.  In the summer of 2023, we gave away over 350 pounds of fresh produce to those in need. In West Virginia it is estimated that 1 in 5 people face food scarcity. The produce is placed in bags on neighbor’s porches and our workers also take it home.  Any 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.

Additional Programs

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Donations, Volunteer, & Products

Donate to Edelman Garden

Your donations and charitable contributions help develop programs, assist in our outreach, and most importantly have a direct impact on those we work with. The Seeing Hand Association is funded through fees for service, sales, and community share.

If you are interested in donating gifts of cash, stocks, or property – please contact us for more information.

Nothing is more valuable than your time!

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.