Old Grace Housing Co-operative’s landscaping plans call for extensive tree, shrub, and grass planting on all sides of the building that face the public streets (Arlington, Preston and Evanson) and in the interior courtyard.

OGHC member Barbara Barnett has researched the cultural meaning, medicinal significance, and the varied uses of the plantings that will be included in our landscaping.

You can read what she discovered by following these links.

You can read a brief note from Barbara on the plantings here.

If you are interested in reading further, the following books are helpful:

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America:  Stephen Foster, James A. Duke, Roger Tory Peterson

Wildflowers across the Prairies: F.R. Vance, J.R. Jowsey, J.S. McLean

Plants of the Western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland: Johnson, Kershaw, MacKinnon, Pojar

Plants of Quetico and the Ontario Shield: Shan Walshe