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.
Yale student volunteers joined the Friends of Scantlebury Park for a Rock to Rock Day of Service. They spread mulch, raked and bagged leaves, and picked up litter, getting the park ready to receive hundreds of cyclists on Apr 22 and park visitors this spring.
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.