The Greenway

Spring is coming and it’s time to start thinking about gardening. The Western Avenue Greenway has 9 x 11 organic garden plots available in April for your very own vegetable garden. The entire garden will be tilled in early April and water will be available through the summer at the site.

For information, call Martha Willi at 309-674-4500 or email her at

Johnpaul McGreal, a horticulturalist, and a member of the Western Avenue Greenway Board, is offering his professional horticultural services- garden advise-to the neighborhood. For a donation of $50.00 to the Greenway Johnpaul will solve your plant and landscaping dilemmas. Johnpaul has worked for Luthey Botanical Garden, Hoerr’s Nursery. Johnpaul enjoys using native plants
in the landscape and problem-solving landscape issues without the use of chemicals. Native plants have been shown to support the many pollinators we enjoy in our landscape.

You can contact Johnpaul via email at for more information