2013 Report for Watson And Bassett

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

Watson and Bassett, New Haven, CT

Year

2013

Number of volunteers

5

Total volunteer hours

10

Number of events

3

Number of trees planted

0

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not applicable

Number of shrubs planted

0

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not applicable

Number of perennials planted

0

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not applicable

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

0.00

Summary

Once a vacant lot, the garden at Watson and Bassett Street was transformed into a beautiful garden featuring two stone benches, a beautiful totem sculpture and a pathway engraved with reused tools. Its close proximity to the Farmington Canal adds to its frequent use by cyclists and pedestrians who sit under the shade of the oak trees to rest before resuming their journeys. Dedicated and hard-working Mr. Scott, who has been actively involved with the group since it first started the transformation process, leads the group. Just like last summer, this summer, Mr. Scott's primary focus was stewardship of the park that involved pruning of shrubs growing in the garden and along the fences, weeding the flower beds, picking up litter scattered both inside and outside the garden, fixing the bird bath, and mowing the grass. One of the highlights of the summer was that Heidi Coutu, an artist and one of the board members worked together with her husband and the director of URI to restore the totem sculpture.

Other activity

paint, paint brushes and rollers