Applications are due March 3, 2017 for summer Community Greenspace internships. Yale graduate and undergraduate students who wish to apply, please email resumes to Associate Director, Chris Ozyck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your contribution will support job training for teens and formerly incarcerated adults while improving our environment through tree planting and green space revitalization. Proceeds will provide internships, tools, compost, mulch and trees.
We completed the second of two work sessions in Stella's front yard, remediating for lead contamination. We covered all gaps in the landscape fabric with new fabric, finished the cobbestone edge between cobblestone and mulch sections of yard, added more mulch, and spread more peastone gravel. We also planted more than a dozen perennials to add some green to the yard. The children watered all perennials in the curb strip and the Torres family's new crabapple tree.
For our final work session of the season, we cleaned up the small yet vibrant, triangular garden at the intersection of Rock and Grace. We removed weeds, trimmed the prolific Boston Ivy, raked away as many dead leaves as possible, and spread mulch along the edges of the bed and in the curbstrip.
During our final work session of the season, we touched up the perennial beds that we planted this summer. We added pine mulch to all the beds, dug and laid cobblestone edges around three beds, and generously watered all the perennials and the oak tree. A few kids accompanied their counselor, Anita, in pruning suckers and dead branches from two lovely magnolia trees beside the rear entrance.