In May 2011, the Highlands Coalition built eight gardens within the Highlands community.
We received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund to defray costs.
Brick Ends Farm in So. Hamilton donated compost.
Nick Meninno donated a dump truck.
Lynn Lumber discounted the lumber.
Rich Randall and the Blue Crew from BC/BS crew built two raised-bed gardens at Mary & Grace Ishkanian’s on Lily St. (see picture below) They can sit and garden with the best soil and less toil. They have lived in the Highlands for 67 years. Mary taught English at LEHS. Grace is an artist.
The Highlands Coalition also built a garden in Henrietta McCaul’s yard on Acorn St. (see picture below)
She has lived there for 47 years. The garden was built on asphalt, which covers her entire yard.