Gabe LePage

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URI Internship Year:

2020

F&ES Graduation Year:

2022

F&ES Degree:

MEM

Gabe LePage is a joint degree student in Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of the Environment. He graduated from Calvin College in 2016 with degrees in Geography and International Development Studies. Afterwards, he spent a year learning about Asset Based Community Development from Great Lakes Urbanin his neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI. Interested in land and the connections between a healthy relationship with the environment and people’s wealth, he moved to Florida to study agriculture as an intern with ECHO Inc, a small scale farming resource and training organization. 

Gabe is happy to be in New Haven and working with URI, an organization that marries international community development approaches to urban landscape restoration and poverty alleviation. He worked with GreenSkills to plant trees and is now looking forward to supporting community groups to improve bits of their neighborhoods. 

Group

Beaver Ponds Park

Rainbow Park

Victims of Gun Violence

Clifton Street River Garden

Norton Parkway Pollinator Pathway

Shepard (Emeritus)

Arch Street

Newhall And Division

East Edge Gardeners

Greenspace Log

Date Category Photos Group Summary

07/07/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

1 volunteer helped clean out the leaves from the Brownell Beds

07/07/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

On Sunday, 3 volunteers finished raking out the west Boulevard bed and trimming back the Russian sage. The much-reduced levels of traffic on Boulevard make working at those beds much more pleasant than during normal times.

06/27/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Rainbow Park

Last Saturday, the faithful caretakers of Rainbow Park spread 4 bags of mulch around the park. They weeded planted areas and enjoyed being outside. Thanks to the Rainbow Park crew for keeping such a wonderful little community space near the corner of Edgewood and Dwight.

06/25/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

Last week 4 volunteers weeded and mulched the beds at Brownell St. They also pruned a few low-hanging branches of the cherry trees. One innovation this week was using a tarp rather than a cart for efficiently hauling the mulch. Day lillies are blooming along the mall-and not much else. The Bridge bed, however, has a lot in bloom including Shasta daisies, Golden Marguerite, and Gloriosa daisy. Drive along the Edgewood mall to see this groups great work.

06/18/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

Thursday, 2 volunteers weeded and mulched the two Pendleton beds. 2 other volunteers have watered the new plantings in the bridge bed and Ellsworth beds, respectively, a couple times in the past week and a neighbor has again permitted us to use her water tap to water Ellsworth. Thanks to everyone for your work!

06/04/2020

Planting
Planting

East Edge Gardeners

4 volunteers planted a flat of perennials from the city's gardener in the bridge bed and did some weeding. The perennials planted were 6 foxglove, 5 scabiosa, and 5 solidago shortii (a cultivated member of the goldenrod genus). Fortunately, we got about a half inch of rain in the next day or two. Currently blooming in beds somewhere along the mall are purple salvia, blue hyssop, potentilla, and purple columbine. The day lilies are budding, but not yet blooming.

05/28/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

On Thursday, 4 volunteers weeded the west Boulevard bed for about 30 minutes before the drizzle sent us home for the day. One also did a bit of pruning of a few trees in that block.

05/21/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

Last Thursday, 4 volunteers picked up trash, weeded, and did a bit of tree pruning at the Ellsworth St and Boulevard east beds. Another came out to say hello to us and compliment the appearance of the beds.

05/07/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

2 volunteers pruned trees on the mall, starting at Pendleton and moving toward Boulevard, while 3 others weeded the East Pendleton St bed.

05/03/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

Last weekend work was at the bridge bed, One volunteer raked the leaves from the bed on Saturday and on Sunday 3 volunteers pulled weeds and removed stems from last year.

04/25/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

On Saturday we had a large group to clean up the Hobart St. beds. 6 volunteers came out to work. 2 were there first, with the mulching lawnmower to decimate leaves removed from the beds. Exceedingly effective method, but the dust is rough on the sinuses. One volunteer grabbed a hoe and moved off to finish weeding at Brownell. The rest raked and deadheaded at Hobart.

04/19/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

On Sunday, The East Edge gardeners had a great turnout for the work session with 5 volunteers. 2 volunteers had already cleaned up the Norton and Ellsworth beds before last Sunday, and provided a big boost to making surprisingly short work of spring cleanup at the Boulevard east bed. They moved on to Brownell to do a bit of weeding there before they all dispersed.

03/26/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

2 volunteers cleaned leaves from the two Brownell beds on Thursday afternoon for an hour.