2013 Report for Fair Haven Neighbors In Action

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Saltonstall at Blatchley Ave., New Haven, CT

Year

2013

Number of volunteers

52

Total volunteer hours

224

Number of events

16

Number of trees planted

9

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(1) Red Oak, (1) Purple-leaf Redbud, (3) Flowering Dogwood, (1) Blue Spruce, (1) Magnolia, (2) Crabapple

Number of shrubs planted

22

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Inkberry, blueberry, mountain fire Andronymous, Eyonomous, Rose, Sumac, Ninebark

Number of perennials planted

83

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Hosta, liriope, Daylily, ferns, lavender, tigers eye, zebra grass, geranium, sedum, salvia, astilbe, aster

Yards compost spread

2.00

Yards mulch spread

5.00

Summary

The Exchange Street/Fair Haven Neighbors in Action group had a hugely productive and fun-filled fourth season working to beautify their neighborhood and streetscape. This summer the group planted a total of 9 trees (5 along the street and 4 in front yards), did lead remediation and landscape work in 4 front yards, hosted a gardening for bird habitat workshop, cleaned up trash, maintained gardens, and planted a tree during the festive Exchange Street block party that occurred between Ferry and East Pearl Streets in late June. Residents east of Ferry Street brought new energy to the group and helped bring about an exciting new collaboration between neighbors. This dedicated group worked in the rain, removed concrete to make two new tree pits, and transformed the street every Tuesday night into something of a street party with kids playing, planting and watering gardens, while neighbors worked together and shared resources to accomplish common goals.

Other activity

2.5 yards topsoil