At the North Chicago Commons Harvest Festival, the Mayor told a group of over fifty people that North Chicago Commons is “one of the best things that has happened in North Chicago in a long time.”

One of the recreational therapists from the FHCC said she is “very grateful for the GHV program”. She said that veterans have told her “how peaceful they feel when they come to work in the garden.” She feels that the number of veterans that continue to come to the garden after their program at the FHCC ends attests to the program’s importance.

Congressman Brad Schneider attended the recent Hoop House Raising and helped to pound into the ground many of the metal pipes that support the hoops. He spoke of the importance of what GHV is doing in his newsletter.

Both the Judge and the Probation Officer of the Veterans Court of Lake County are actively encouraging veterans in their program to work with GHV for their community service.