Association of African American
Mrs. Cordell Edge, a long time Glenville resident became a delegate for the Cultural Garden Federation in 2000. She organized the African American Cultural Garden Community Support Group that was renamed the Association of African American Cultural Gardens which continues operation today. During her tenure, Mrs. Edge assembled a design committee sponsored by local chapters of the National Council of Negro Women. This group worked closely with the architectural firm of James McKnight and African American landscape architect and Cleveland State University professor Austin Allen, PhD to create a conceptual design for the Garden. Regretfully, Mrs. Edge passed away in 2003 and this plan also never came to fruition.