2019 Report for Orchard Street

Neighborhood:

Dixwell

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

715 Orchard St, New Haven, CT

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

11

Total volunteer hours

58

Number of events

10

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

4

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leucothoe, spicebush

Number of perennials planted

2

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lungwort

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

3.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Bricks

Quantity:

30.00

Summary

Since the late 1990s, the Orchard Street Greenspace group has been building a lovely parkette for the neighborhood to enjoy. The group consists of longtime residents with a sustained passion for beautifying their street, guided by the vision of the group leader, Lil’ Mama. This year’s work mostly involved cleaning up the lot and stewardship of existing plantings. Some plantings were replaced and transplanted to other locations. They tilled and mulched the back lot to prepare for artificial turf. Workdays were also an opportunity for the group to gather and celebrate events.