January News 2023

Some New Changes for A New Year
by Erin Eisen, HAS President

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holiday season was relaxing, and that you were able to celebrate it as you desired. I personally had an edited Christmas, as our family is finishing up some home renovations. Some years are like this, and that is okay. Change is a constant, as we all have been told. Speaking of change, we have a few to announce to you from the HAS. The big one is that our president for these past three years, Kathy Brown, has decided to step away from the position. Luckily for us, she will remain on the board! We have been so blessed to have her lead us through these tumultuous Covid years. She is a hard worker, and has helped us improve our gardens, our organization, and our relations with our community. Those are big shoes to fill!

HAS’s success very much relies on team participation—not only on our board, but with our volunteers. You help keep our gardens looking presentable, which is no small task considering we are lacking a gardener. Our board thought outside the box, and last fall we contracted out some of the garden chores to Golden Bee Gardening Services. They have helped us tame some of the more challenging areas of the Demonstration Garden. The loss of three large trees on (what used to be) the Woodland/Shade Garden on the east side has also changed the area. The whole garden has an airy feel to it, and now we have some more areas to plant.  We hope that you are as excited by this as we are, and that you can find some time to be a part of the renewal process!