2016 Report for Truman Street Clean/green Project

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

66 Truman Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2016

Number of volunteers

40

Total volunteer hours

256

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

1

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rosebush

Number of perennials planted

9

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iris (5), geranium (4)

Yards compost spread

0.30

Yards mulch spread

2.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category

Bricks

Quantity

30.00

Category

Stonedust

Quantity

0.50

Summary

Truman St. Greenspace Group worked this year to introduce a new flower garden to their garden. The lot is unique among greenspaces in that it is one of the few places that combines greenspace work with urban farming. They have several raised beds for neighbors to come and grow vegetables, and they are situated in a large lot in which the greenspace group has been working for several years to create a beautiful and vibrant community space. Volunteers were able to work on creating the new flower bed, mulching several other beds, and laying down new stone dust so that the entrance path is a welcoming invitation into this wonderful space. At the end of the season the group hosted an end of summer barbeque to celebrate the work accomplished throughout the summer, thus highlighting the success of the space as a community building environment.