Robert Turnbull

URI Internship Year:

2017

Group

Shepard (Emeritus)

Friends Of Edgewood Park

West River Memorial Park

Newhall And Division

Believe In Me

Cedar Hill Neighborhood

Little Nash

Hannah Gray

Greenspace Log

Category Date Group Summary
Maintenance
Maintenance

06/17/2017

Shepard (Emeritus)

Today was a very light day, as nobody except Jody showed up to work. We will be working with meeting again next week, but decided we will be walking around for 10 minutes before our work session to increase recruitment! Other than this discussion, we weeded out the path in the green space and laid down some mulch in the curb strip in front of Jody's house.

Planting
Planting

06/16/2017

Cedar Hill Neighborhood

Today was a light work day in the rain. We finished up spreading mulch on the 219 garden and planted 2 variegated hosta and 2 lady's mantle. We then moved to plant some perennials that Betty brought from her own house in Betty's Median.

Maintenance
Maintenance

06/15/2017

Little Nash

Today we talked about pruning and moved on to prune the trees up and down Nash St. The cuts we made lifted the canopy on most of the streets trees. We also planned to plant a tree on the 13th.

Planting
Planting

06/15/2017

Friends Of Edgewood Park

Today we planted 5 ninebark bushes, 2 mountain laurels, and 6 clethra by the mid bridge. We totally transformed the way the area by the mid bridge looks! After planting all these shrubs, we watered the area with water from the creek nearby. We had help from Cindy today as well, which made a massive difference.

Planting
Planting

06/14/2017

Newhall And Division

Today we cleaned up Keith's front yard and the tree in front of his house. We weeded out his gravel garden, and planted a boxwood, 2 hostas, and 2 coral bells in front of the house. Additionally we planted 3 coral bells in around the tree after weeding it out.

Planting
Planting

06/09/2017

Cedar Hill Neighborhood

Today we planted three Yuccas in the 219 garden and mulched the bed. We had awesome help from new volunteer Miranda and Javari stopped by and did the bulk of the mulching and weeding.

Planting
Planting

06/08/2017

Little Nash

Today we planted 2 Hosta, 2 Montauk Daisies, and 3 cat mints in Little Nash park. We also finished mulching the bed and decided to move on and prune the trees next week.

Maintenance
Maintenance

06/08/2017

Friends Of Edgewood Park

Today we turfed out, weeded and mulched the Urban Oasis in Edgewood Park. We managed to create a planting area on the side of the path, and cleared away weeds on the north side of the lowbush blueberry planting bed.

Planting
Planting

06/07/2017

Newhall And Division

Today we planted a kwanzan cherry tree to replace an existing but dead snowdrift crabapple on the corner of Starr and Newhall. We had good attendance and Samantha picked up an entire bags worth of trash in the area around the truck.

Maintenance
Maintenance

06/02/2017

Cedar Hill Neighborhood

Today we weeded and cleaned up trash from the 219 garden. We managed to attract the attention of some neighbors and about halfway through the work session, Javari joined us to help clean up. Next week, we are returning to the 219 to plant at least one perennial and to clean up even more.

Maintenance
Maintenance

05/31/2017

Newhall And Division

Today we pruned all of the trees on Division St. between Newhall and Winchester Ave. We also pruned all of the new plantings on Thompson and Starr. Errol and Calvin showed me a location on Starr St. where we plan on replacing an existing Snowdrift Crabapple with a Kawnzan Cherry next week. While we were working, many people walked by and we were able to spread the word about Greenspace even further through the neighborhood!

Planning
Planning

05/30/2017

Shepard (Emeritus)

I met with Jody Shepard today and planned out how we wanted to tackle the summer. She gave me a quick tour of the Greenspace, and we discussed where to focus planting and maintenance. We decided our best bet was to start the season on the 17th of June, given that the nieghborhood kids will be out of school. After deciding to replace the butterfly tree and plant more everygreen trees in the Greenspace, we passed out flyers up and down the street.

Planning
Planning

05/27/2017

Friends Of Edgewood Park

Today Stephanie gave me an in-depth tour of the Edgewood Park grounds, walking me through all of her potential areas of concern including the Urban Oasis and the new pathway by the mid-bridge. We even watched a deer quietly walking through the park by the Ranger Station. For our next meeting, we agreed to take out the knotweed covering the entrance to the mid-bridge, and lay down mulch to emphasize the path running parallel to the river. We also found a potential planting spot in front of the mid bridge where Stephanie was eager to put down a tree to help indicate the beginning of the new path her husband cut.

Planning
Planning

05/26/2017

Cedar Hill Neighborhood

We walked around Cedar Hill and discussed out plans for the summer. We focused our ideas on three major areas of the neighborhood; the 219 garden, Betty's Median, and the Garden on the corner of Rock St. Next week we will be weeding and cleaning up the 219 Garden!

Planning
Planning

05/24/2017

West River Memorial Park

Dennis and I spoke for a brief period of time in the Urban Oasis and designated a few sets of priorities for the summer. Our biggest priority is to build a community at WRM and get great, regular attendance at volunteer sessions. As for the Oasis itself, we decided our first step should be to weed out the mugwort and other invasives that have taken over, and to replant some of the dying trees.

Planning
Planning

05/24/2017

Newhall And Division

Today we walked around the neighborhood between Starr and Division, scoping out possible tree planting locations and passing out flyers. We handed out all ten flyers to potential volunteers who all seemed very eager to start working next week. Our next meeting will be a maintenance day for pruning and weeding.