Chris DeFiore

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URI Internship Year:

2021

F&ES Graduation Year:

2022

F&ES Degree:

MF

Chris is most at home when wandering the forests and sharing the wonders of these places with others. Chris graduated from Warren Wilson College with a degree in Environmental Education. After graduating, he served as a founding member of an expeditionary learning public charter school and taught high school courses in Environmental Science & Adventure Leadership in Asheville, NC . He also instructed wilderness expeditions for 7 years with the North Carolina Outward Bound School.

Chris is currently a Master's of Forestry student at the Yale School of the Environment. He is interested in the wild untapped possibilities in our urban, suburban, & rural landscapes to combine urban forestry, agroforestry, and natural forest regeneration techniques to create food forests and deepen the relationships of people with the land.

Group

Monitor Square Park

Dover Beach Park

Shepard And Huntington

Fairmont Park

East Rock Park

Orchard Street

Bradley/Wooster

Hemingway Butterfly Garden

Greenspace Log

Date Category Photos Group Summary

07/29/2021

Planting
Planting

East Rock Park

Friends of East Rock added 13 new perennials to the Caterpillar-->Butterfly garden and completed some weeding of the East Rock entrance area.

07/27/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

Fairmont Park volunteers weeded around all of the tree seedlings and installed an informational sign detailing the project to the public.

07/24/2021

Planting
Planting

Shepard And Huntington

Shep & Huntington volunteers planted 1 shrub(rhododendron) and 11 new perennials to fill in gaps in the greenspace

07/22/2021

Planting
Planting

East Rock Park

Friends of East Rock added 9 plants to the caterpillar--> butterfly portion of the garden and 9 forest understory plants beneath the oak/pine/birch canopy.

07/22/2021

Planting
Planting

East Rock Park

Friends of East Rock added 9 plants to the caterpillar--> butterfly portion of the garden and 9 forest understory plants beneath the oak/pine/birch canopy.

07/20/2021

Planting
Planting

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park volunteers planted 3 Eastern Red Cedars and have connected a long hose to bring water to the site for future stewardship.

07/17/2021

Planting
Planting

Orchard Street

The Orchard St. volunteers planted a Hosta in each of the 9 flower pots place in front of neighborhood houses on the curb strip. A few trees were also pruned along the street to allow for more clearance on the sidewalk.

07/17/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Shepard And Huntington

Shep & Huntington volunteers added mulch to the largest corner garden of the greenspace

07/15/2021

Planting
Planting

East Rock Park

Friends of East Rock planted 20 perennials including groups of butterfly weed/New England Aster and Black Eyed Susan/Purple Coneflower. These are the first 2 groupings of plants that will be leveraged as educational waystations along the trail, teaching visitors about the integral connections between plants and wildlife.

07/10/2021

Planting
Planting

Orchard Street

The Orchard Street volunteers added soil to 9 large flower pots and placed them in front of each out in the neighborhood

07/10/2021

Planting
Planting

Shepard And Huntington

Shep & Huntington volunteers finished laying stone dust on the pathway and planted 6 new perennials

07/08/2021

Planting
Planting

East Rock Park

Planted the first members of the new native species education garden after weeks of envisioning and planning. 1 Witch Hazel tree and 3 Rhododendrons were planted by the Friends of East Rock.

06/26/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Orchard Street

06/26/2021

Planting
Planting

Shepard And Huntington

Shep & Huntington volunteers planted 3 new perennials and added stone dust to the existing pathway

06/24/2021

Planning
Planning

East Rock Park

Friends of East Rock participated in part 2 of visioning to decide upon the details of the future "Educational Native Species Garden" The volunteers also spent time weeding the space in preparation of future plantings

06/23/2021

Planting
Planting

Dover Beach Park

Dover Beach Urban Oasis Volunteers added new perennials to the butterfly garden near middletown road.

06/22/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

Fairmont Park volunteers began weeding around the natural regeneration located near the stone steps. This included a large amount of bitternut hickory seedlings as well as some oaks, cherries, and a black walnut.

06/19/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Orchard Street

Orchard St. volunteers mowed, weeded, and picked up trash from the neighborhood curb strip

06/19/2021

Planting
Planting

Shepard And Huntington

Shep & Huntington volunteers planted 6 new perennials, picked up trash and weeded the space this week.

06/17/2021

Planning
Planning

East Rock Park

Friends of East Rock weeded around trees that were planted over the springtime and participated in their first visioning session to plan the new Educational Native Species Garden

06/16/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Dover Beach Park

Dover Beach Urban Oasis Volunteers installed brand new signs reminding park users to take the time to put their trash in trash cans. The signs look great!

06/15/2021

Planning
Planning

Fairmont Park

The old grand stone staircase of the estate once situated on Fairmont Park was unearthed by volunteers over the offseason. Today, native tree species seedlings around the staircase were identified for protection and invasive species were weeded out. A plan was made to regenerate the forest around the staircase with the goals of increasing native species biodiversity and creating a beautiful entryway into the park's trails system.