• The Highland Elementary Garden was built on our school grounds behind the intermediate building in June of 2018. It was funded by grant money won by Brian Haas through the Highland Educational Foundation. A team of teachers used this money to create a garden with 10 raised cedar garden beds surrounded by stone walking paths and protected by a six foot fence with two access gates. In previous years the plants have been donated by Sorbello's Nursery and some tools were donated from Hertzog's in Kingston. 


    During the spring of 2019 the HES Garden Committee ran a seed selling fundraiser which earned money to use for garden supplies. The Committee was able to invite students from grades 3-5 to help plant the vegetables donated by Sorbello's Nursery. Additionally we received plant and tool donations from Hertzog's in Kingston. Two very fun afternoons were spent with teachers and students learning about gardening and spending time in the dirt. Community Playthings donated two benches and a table for the garden (check out some photos on the next page). Girls on the Run painted stones with positive messages to decorate the garden. The Garden Committee is so appreciative of all the support we have received. 


    Early fall of 2020 upper grade elementary students helped to harvest vegetables and herbs to be served in our intermediate cafeteria. It was exciting to see the fruits of our labor enjoyed by so many students.