Thomas Martin

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URI Internship Year:

2020

Tommy is a rising senior in Yale college studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Having grown up moslty in beautiful Tacoma, Washington, he values both urban and natural forests. He has loved the opportunity to live in New Haven and work with communities in the area as a member of the Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentorship Program at Wexler-Grant School and Yale Undergraduate Prison Project’s GED tutoring program at Manson Youth Institute. In addition, he works as the co-coordinator of Yale’s First-year Outdoor Orientation Trip program, supporting students’ transition to college and fostering a sense of connection to the outdoor environment of the Northeast. Tommy is interested in the relationship between the natural and built environment and community health, and he looks forward to learning more from the neighborhood partners of Greenspace. 

Group

Cherry Ann Park

Lenzi Park

East Rock Park

Bradley/Wooster

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Winthrop Daylight Project

Annex Gardeners

Saltonstall And Lloyd

Shepard And Huntington

Truman Street Clean/Green Project

Monitor Square Park

Hemingway Butterfly Garden

Greenspace Log

Date Category Photos Group Summary

08/22/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Monitor Square Park

The group finished up the summer season with another productive work day weeding, watering, and spreading mulch. They will think about doing some plantings in the fall.

08/22/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Shepard And Huntington

The group met for the last work day of the summer to lay some more mulch along the edge, mow the grass, and weed and water the planted areas.

08/22/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Monitor Square Park

The group finished up the summer season with another productive work day weeding, watering, and spreading mulch. They will think about doing some plantings in the fall.

08/21/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Bradley/Wooster

The group finished their maintenance for the summer with another productive workday of weeding, spreading mulch, and watering.

08/20/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Bradley/Wooster

The group continued their maintenance and mulched much of their greenspace.

08/18/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Bradley/Wooster

The group met to maintain their large space. They made sure plants received enough water and began weeding the strip.

08/15/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Monitor Square Park

The Monitor Square volunteers continued their careful stewardship of the park, ensuring trees received enough water, compost, and mulch.

08/15/2020

Planting
Planting

Shepard And Huntington

The group added some color to the space with a few plantings. In addition to further maintenance, they added a few black-eyed-susans around the center tree and planted hostas, liriope, and a holly bush in the back corner.

08/13/2020

Planning
Planning

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

This evening's meeting focussed on planning for the future. Volunteers canvassed the neighborhood to seek out people who have been tending planter boxes placed at many of the street corners. The group hopes to engage in more community projects beyond Lewis St. park in future seasons.

08/12/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Cherry Ann Park

Volunteers worked on the other side of the entrance, doing another great job of weeding, spreading mulch, and watering.

08/11/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Cherry Ann Park

A group of youth volunteers focused on the entrance to the park. They picked up trash before weeding a planted area. They finished the day by mulching, relaying the stones around the edge, and watering.

08/08/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Monitor Square Park

The volunteers met to continue spreading mulch and weeding. They also tried to combat the hot, dry summer conditions with thorough watering of trees and perennials.

08/08/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Shepard And Huntington

The group met again for another stewardship focused work day. Everyone helped out with a different task, from continuing to mulch to watering to sawing up and removing a fallen tree limb.

08/08/2020

Planning
Planning

Cherry Ann Park

Volunteers passed out fliers throughout the community, inviting neighbors to be a part of their work over the summer.

08/06/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Storm Isaias brought forth a strong group effort to clean up the fallen branches and leaves strewn throughout the park.

08/06/2020

Planting
Planting

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

The group continued with great maintenance of Lewis St park, spreading mulch and planting some sedge to brighten up the area around the splash pad.

08/01/2020

Planning
Planning

Cherry Ann Park

Cherry Ann project leaders met with the summer intern to discuss plans for the summer and introduce him to youth volunteers that put so much energy into the park.

08/01/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Monitor Square Park

The Monitor Square team filled their sizable workday with picking up trash, and composting, mulching, and watering their trees. The space continues to reflect the years of work put into it.

08/01/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Shepard And Huntington

In their first work day of the summer, volunteers mowed, raked up leaves, and mulched a few planted areas to give the space a fresh look. It was a great start to stewardship, and everyone is looking forward to the next work day.

07/30/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Lenzi Park volunteers continued their maintenance of the space with watering and weeding.

07/25/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Monitor Square Park

The group received a delivery of mulch and compost, which they began spreading around trees and planted areas throughout the park.

07/23/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

The group spent their Thursday work session weeding and watering to maintain their abundant and healthy plants.

07/23/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

On their first work day of the summer, the group picked up trash and pruned some plants around the perimeter of Lewis St park.

07/21/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

On Adriel's last day, he and Jerry continued their careful stewardship of the park with further weeding and sidewalk sweeping.

07/16/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Jerry and Adriel dug out large weeds and weeded the shady beds on Jefferson Street.

07/16/2020

Planning
Planning
Flowers in bloom at Lewis St. Park

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

The group met for the first time this season to discuss their plans for the summer set their work day times. Their focus will be on maintaining and cleaning up Lewis St. Park before moving on to other projects in the neighborhood this fall. They had a good attendance, and everyone is excited to start work!

07/16/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Another stewardship day focused on weeding and watering throughout the park.

07/14/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Jerry and Adriel did a variety of maintenance work, including pruning an oak tree in the park.

07/12/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Monitor Square Park

On their first workday of the summer, volunteers ridded the space of its biggest weeds, watered the new trees, and picked up litter.

07/09/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Lenzi Park volunteers met to weed and water their large area of planted spaces.

07/09/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Jerry and Adriel continued important stewardship work as they washed down the trash bin and painted over grafiti.

07/07/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Jerry and Adriel met again to work on maintenance, weeding and moving a dumping of yard waste to St. John Street to be picked up.

07/02/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Assisted by Adriel, a young man supported by a grant from the Y2Y Consortium, Jerry sweeped the sidewalks, weeded tree cut-outs and the shady beds on Jefferson Street, watered and raked sections of grass.

07/02/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Bradley/Wooster

We spent a good afternoon weeding at our site and surveying the condition in order to plan our steps for next week.

07/02/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Another Thursday work session focused on more maintenance, weeding and watering the many planted sections of the park.

06/25/2020

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

After taking care of the space for countless hours individually throughout the spring, the group met for their first Thursday work session to water and weed.