2012 Report for Friends Of Edgewood Park

Neighborhood:

Edgewood

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

506 Edgewood Ave., New Haven, CT

Year

2012

Number of volunteers

17

Total volunteer hours

46

Number of events

3

Number of trees planted

2

Enter more details about trees planted

two red maples

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

This was a slow year for Friends of Edgewood Park. The group leader, Semi Semi Dikoko, had the goals of fruit tree staking and maintenance, reclamation of a natural water spring, and possibly - adding signs throughout the park. Personal health struggles prevented Mr. Dikoko from holding regular meetings, events, and from fulfilling all of his goals. The intern worked with other group members to do stewardship of seven fruit trees, and group members met to weed the planting around a gazebo. The biggest event this season was the planting of a Memorial Tree by youth group volunteers led by Shiva Williams. It was a successful and well-attended event where adults, teens, and children planted a tree to commemorate their loved ones who died of violence in New Haven.

Other activity

21 tree stakes for fruit trees near Stanley St.