CAVENDISH—The Vermont Community Fund has awarded a Small and Inspiring Grant in the amount of $1,000 to the Two Rivers Supervisory Union for further landscaping of the lot next to the Cavendish Town Elementary School.
The purpose of the award is to support work that builds communities. The elementary school principal, George Thomson, has taken the lead, working with a committee including a school board member, a town select board member and a local landscape architect, Tim Calabrese, ASLA. To date, the town highway department has contributed equipment and labor, and dozens of local gardeners have worked to make the streetscape beautiful.
This project will provide summer part-time supervised landscaping work for residents of the Windsor County Youth Services House, young women moving into adulthood with significant challenges that grow out of childhood trauma.
The project has the added benefit of participants interaction with the community members who act as positive role models.