Plowing Highlander's new vegetable garden
Plowing Highlander’s new vegetable garden

Due to the bad weather last Saturday, we were not able to do much gardening – though a hardy group did work for a few hours and enjoy a delicious lunch.

We will try again to work on the Highlander gardens on Saturday, April 18th. We will start around 10:00 a.m. and finish around 3:00 p.m. That should leave plenty of time for folks who need to get ready for Community Share’s Circle of Change dinner that night.

Please join us if you can on the 18th. Activities will include weeding, pruning, planting, clearing plant debris, digging, and mulching. Please bring gloves and gardening tools if you have them.

We will have lunch with participants in a workshop on race and globalization that will be going on at Highlander that weekend. There will also be good conversation, a tour of Highlander’s apple orchard, and a chance to learn about the new vegetable garden. Children of any age are welcome.

Please feel free to come any time during the day, for a short or long period! It would help, though, if you could let us know if and when you might be coming.

If you will be joining us for lunch, please be sure to RSVP so we know how many people to expect.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Charlie Biggs at or 865-310-2356, or Rosalind Hackett at or 865-588-1562.


Directions to Highlander are available online at If you haven’t been to Highlander before, please be sure to print out the directions. It can be difficult to find without them.

If you arrive at Highlander in the morning, drive up the hill to the office, the first building on the right. If you arrive between noon and 1:00, drive up the hill past the office to the the Workshop Center, park in the parking lot, and come into the dining room. If you arrive after 1:00, drive past the office and the Workshop Center, continue through the parking lot, and bear right at the fork to the Horton House at the very top of the hill.

If you need directions or other assistance, call Charlie’s cell-phone: 865-310-2356.

We hope that the weather will cooperate and that you’ll be able to join us on the 18th!

Thanks and best wishes,

Rosalind Hackett & Charlie Biggs
Good Karma Gardening Circle