Please join the Good Karma Gardening Circle (GKGC) for a volunteer gardening day at Highlander on Saturday, April 1, from 10 am., to help prepare Highlander’s gardens for the spring and summer activities.

Activities will include: weeding, pruning, planting, clearing plant debris, digging, and mulching. Please bring gloves and gardening tools if you have them.  There will also be good conversation and beautiful views of the Smokies. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Highlander.

You can come any time, 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, be sure to RSVP so we know how many people to expect.

Donations of low-maintenance native plants would be appreciated. Highlander is tax-exempt, so all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact, or Rosalind Hackett at or 646-284-2729. Please share the invitation with anyone who might be interested!

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 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 12:30 and 1:00, drive up the hill past the office to 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.

Thanks and best wishes, Rosalind I. J. Hackett and Charlie Biggs on behalf of the Good Karma Gardening Circle