Offshoots has been working with The Neighborhood Developers on crafting an urban & drought-tolerant landscape for the North Bellingham Veterans Home (NBVH) in Chelsea, MA.  The Neighborhood Developers has converted Massachusetts’ first American Legion Hall from a distressed and vacant building into nine studio apartments for formerly homeless veterans.  While working on the landscape install, ‘Uncle Joe’ met some enthusiastic neighborhood kids who helped Offshoots install the plants.  Joe taught them a bit about owning your own business and how to read a landscape plan, all while planting pachysandra before football practice.