||At the entrance to the Highland Square community in Akron, neighbors came together to turn a vacant city lot into a showy, organic garden. This historic location, once the westernmost boundary of the United States and a major thoroughfare for Native Americans, provides an important and enjoyable focal point for the community.
Because of the significance of the site, many native perennials were used, including large showy masses of Joe Pye weed and goldenrod. As well as being beautiful, they encourage neighborhood children to learn about natural habitats and how plants attract and provide for the birds, butterflies and other native wildlife. The garden was accomplished solely through volunteer effort; Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc donated the design and coordinated the construction and maintenance.