In the fall of 2016, The Hitchcock Center moved into their new state-of-the-art building located on the campus of Hampshire College. Local Harmony has worked closely with The Hitchcock Center to assist them in transitioning to their new landscape. In 2017, LH oversaw the design and creation of a rain garden, a unique black locust play structure as well as planting over 75 shrubs.
Local Harmony continues to assist and guide The Hitchcock Center with a number of exciting projects, including a living willow structure as well as a half acre Teaching Garden. The Teaching Garden will be handicap accessible and is designed to engage and inspire a wide range of community members.
The Teaching Garden was designed by Abound Design, and Local Harmony will oversee its installation. The design for the Teaching Garden and the overall landscape at the Hitchcock Center is in keeping with the standards of the Living Building Challenge - some of the most progressive found in the world of design and construction. This project will be funded and installed by supporters of the
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Local Harmony is working closely with the Hitchcock Center to create an inspiring and meaningful landscape built by volunteers.