FRANKLIN HILLS — Long-time resident Norman Harriton saw potential for some weed-filled lots near the Lycee School. In 2000, the lots became a community garden under Harriton’s leadership. Harriton died in 2004 but the garden he founded lives on. Last Saturday, the Franklin Hills Norm Harriton Community Garden celebrated its 15th anniversary with an Open House.
Mia Trachinger provided some details of the celebration:
Franklin Hills Neighbors enjoyed garden refreshments, an arts and crafts project of painting terra cotta pots and transplanting seedlings and toured the garden. The founder’s widow, Monique Harriton attended along with her children and grandchildren and was presented with a bouquet and many thanks of gratitude for the time and energy her family had devoted to founding the garden.
Councilman Tom Labonge visited, bringing a certificate of recognition from the city celebrating the garden’s 15th anniversary.