2015 Report for Friends Of Farmington Canal

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Hazel st. and Shelton ave, New Haven, CT

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

13

Total volunteer hours

32

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

62

Enter more details about perennials planted

variegated liriope, big blue liriope, daylilies, hostas, moonshadow euonymus, catmint, and geraniums

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

3.00

Summary

This group formed last year when the Friends of Farmington Canal and Learning Corridor groups merged. The two leaders have taken on the section of the Farmington Canal Trail between Starr and Hazel streets, along with the corner park area at Hazel Street and Shelton Avenue. The green space was formerly neglected. The grass grew tall and the space had no true identity. Recently, through the efforts of the group, the space has transformed into a beautiful corner oasis. This year’s focus was on the corner park area (the corner of Hazel Street and Shelton Avenue). The group planted perennials around younger trees and at the trail’s Hazel Street entrance. Additionally, the group added a new layer of stone dust along the pedestrian trail, planted more hostas to the streetscape in front of the corner market, replaced old bricks around trees and perennial beds, and planted a corner perennial garden where the new Learning Corridor Greenspace sign sits.

Other activity

2 yards stone dust and 1 yard topsoil