2015 Report for Arch Street

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

43 ARCH ST, New Haven, CT, 06519

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

15

Total volunteer hours

63

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

30

Enter more details about perennials planted

8 liriope, 6 daylilies, 6 hostas, 6 coralbells, 4 montauk daisies

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

This summer, the Arch Street community group celebrated its 20th year with the URI Greenspace program. As in previous summers the group’s work began with a number of stewardship projects throughout the vacant lot, including weeding, mulching, trash cleanup, pruning and mowing. Focus in the latter half of the summer shifted to planting and infrastructure improvement projects. The group first constructed a new two-compartment compost area in the back of the space, which will help transform branches and leaves into high-quality soil to be used on site. They then worked to repair a series of stone benches that had been either moved or broken, and replaced a number of invasive plants with new perennials. Finally, the group installed a new sign for the entrance of the park and re-graveled the central pathway. With the Teen Challenge program helping make these projects a reality, the Arch Street greenspace is once again a functional green oasis for the community to enjoy.

Other activity

Other inputs: 3 yards of woodchips, 10 6ft. metal posts, 5 wooden pallets, 1 manual push mower, 1 100ft. hose, 2 yards of pea stone, 3 large blue stone slabs, cement