Michele Palmer

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URI Internship Year:

2017

F&ES Graduation Year:

2017

F&ES Degree:

MEM

Michele is a recent graduate with a focus on urban environmental studies. Michele was working in urban forestry and environmental education in California before coming to New Haven. Michele loves planting, pruning, and climbing trees and is excited to be helping with GreenSpaces this summer!

Group

Shepard And Huntington

Friends Of Farmington Canal

Watson And Bassett

Arch Street

Scantlebury Park

Westville Roundabout

Daisy Street

Greenspace Log

Category Date Group Summary
Maintenance
Maintenance

06/24/2017

Arch Street

Today Javier, Mr. Miguel from next door, Abdias and I created sight lines into the park. We spread mulch, trimmed, and hauled a lot of brush.

Maintenance
Maintenance

06/24/2017

Westville Roundabout

In between the torrents of rain, 2 yards of topsoil and a yard of mulch were spread to cover the roundabout. Great job! Not an easy task!

Planting
Planting

06/22/2017

Watson And Bassett

LaTanya and Mr. Scott and I planted a second rose and one cat mint plant. We mulched, water, weeded, and planned out a vision for the rest of the summer.

Planting
Planting

06/22/2017

Friends Of Farmington Canal

Tonight a crew of young men from the neighborhood, cyclist Melinda, former URI site manager Elias and Elia's colleague Cindy came out to volunteer along side of the regular team of Doreen, Jamal, and Aaron. With the sizable group of driven volunteers, we were able to accomplish a lot, including weeding, mulching, watering, and planting. The triangle and the pillars are now complete! Most of the weeds are now out of the Oasis and the tree basins, too! Special thanks to Jamal for showing the new guys the ropes!

Planting
Planting

06/21/2017

Shepard And Huntington

The team followed up on the work the teens did on Tuesday night, and planted hostas and lillies. They applied mulch, watered everything, and still had time to look for worms.

Planning
Planning

06/20/2017

Daisy Street

Today LaTanya and I walked around the neighborhood flyering and talking to people about the Daisy street work days.

Maintenance
Maintenance

06/20/2017

Shepard And Huntington

Tonight the team worked on preparing the site for planting. They added topsoil, cultivated the soil, and dug the holes for the plants. Great job shoveling!

Planting
Planting

06/15/2017

Watson And Bassett

LaTanya, her two girls, and Mr. Scott focused on the front corner of the park at Watson at Bassett. We removed dead leaves and vines, and cleared out a spot for a Knock Out Rose. LaTanya's younger daughter did a great job amending the soil with compost and her older daughter did an excellent job planting the rose shrub. They also were a great team in transplanting and watering some daylilies. Additionally, we gave the perennials we planted last week a good soaking.

Planting
Planting

06/15/2017

Friends Of Farmington Canal

Jamal, Doreen, Aaron, Cindy and I worked on the pillars, the triangle, and the side of the street by the store. For the pillars, Jamal dug out any existing perennials and replaced them with Weigela ‘wine and roses’ shrubs. He amended the soil with compost, mulched, and watered. On the other side of the pillars, he re-planted a row of day lilies. Cindy worked on planting purple and white sage and Veronica Speedwell in the triangle. She added mulch, compost, and water. Across the street from the park next to the store, Aaron removed weeds, while Doreen planted yucca and liriope muscari. Cindy helped water and mulch that area too.

Planting
Planting

06/14/2017

Daisy Street

Ms. Louise and I planted two Inkberry shrubs and a Japanese Holly shrub along the fence to add some evergreen to the perennial mix. Also planted 2 Knock out roses. Ms Maime came out to help for the first time...she did a great job watering!

Planting
Planting

06/14/2017

Shepard And Huntington

This week we planted 8 hostas along the border by the path, put in a redbud tree in the circle, and planted a Japanese Holly shrub. The 4 teen boys were a huge help with the tree, and the two little kids TyArie and Tylaun were great perennial planters!

Maintenance
Maintenance

06/13/2017

Westville Roundabout

Planting
Planting

06/10/2017

Arch Street

URI intern Cindy, group leader Abdias, Abdias’ nephew Leo, Dewayne from One Love One Hill, and I cleaned up the path, by hoeing, weeding, and trimming the shrubs. We prepared the circle by weeding, planting an alternating pattern of 6 liriope, 5 Russian sages, and one boxwood in the middle.

Planting
Planting

06/08/2017

Friends Of Farmington Canal

Today was the first day of URI's summer 2017 involvement with the Learning Corridor. We removed dead plants and weeds, planted Weigela shrubs along the north pillar entrance, unearthed buried stones for the border of the corner, and planted some perennials!

Planting
Planting

06/08/2017

Watson And Bassett

LaTanya and Mr. Scott did some stewardship and planting. Mr. Scott had already cleaned up the site before we started, so it already looked great. LaTanya prune and clipped back the shrubs, and planted a white and green Euonymus fortunei and one Weigela. We added stone dust to the path and watered. Mr. Scott showed us some old photos of Watson and Bassett Greenspace volunteers!

Planting
Planting

06/07/2017

Daisy Street

Ms. Louise and Ms Latanya worked together to weed out the garden and to plant 6 pale green hostas, 3 bee balm, 4 white anemone, and 8 blue phlox. We also trimmed a vine that was choking a tree...what a difference!

Planting
Planting

06/07/2017

Shepard And Huntington

We had three all star kids planting in the North East corner of the lot. They remembered how to plant from the week before! They planted yellow and white variegated Euonymus. Three teens had prepped the bed the day before, so the digging was just right for the younger kids. The rest of the time was dedicated to pulling out weeds and trimming up the tree in the North West corner.

Maintenance
Maintenance

06/03/2017

Arch Street

This week Abdias and Evelyn met to plan, flyered, and talked to all the neighbors on Arch street to let everyone know we are working again!

Planting
Planting

05/31/2017

Shepard And Huntington

This was the first work day of the summer. We weeded, raked out dead leaves, dug out dead plants, and moved stones. The kids came out to plant bee balm in the center circle. They all helped each other learn to plant and water. When the work was done for the day, the kids went searching for worms!