2017 Report for Orchard Street

Neighborhood:

Dixwell

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

715 Orchard St, New Haven, CT

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

133

Number of events

11

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

4

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2 knockout roses, 2 hydrangea

Number of perennials planted

32

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hosta, daylily, coral bell, tridescantia, vinca

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Bluestone

Quantity:

2.00

Details:

2 yards of peastone

Category:

Hose

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

1 garden hose with hose carrier

Category:

Signage

Quantity:

2.00

Details:

1 memorial sign for Mary Green, 1 Orchard Street Blockwatch Sign with community rules

Summary

One of the longest-lasting Greenspace Groups, the Orchard Street Clean Up Blockwatch has been working with URI since 1995. This Blockwatch group does not shy away from heavy work, whether it is shoveling peastone from a pickup truck or digging through rocky, brick-filled soil with a pickax to bring color to their space. This summer the group revitalized two tree pits in front of their lot with flowering perennials. They also accomplished their goals of adding more color to their lot by planting 5 varieties of hostas as well as knockout roses, big leaf hydrangea bushes, and vinca to name a few. An important addition to their lot this season is a memorial sign for Mary Green and a Greenspace sign listing the rules for the space that will be posted on the gate. They look forward to hosting a blockwatch barbeque at the end of the summer for the neighborhood to enjoy the results of all their efforts.