2016 Report for Read Street

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

39 Read St., New Haven, CT

Year

2016

Number of volunteers

9

Total volunteer hours

36

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

2

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two ninebark in Sandra's yard

Number of perennials planted

30

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coral bells (4), lamium (1), Japanese fountain grass (4), geranium (1), hostas (20)

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Bricks

Quantity:

20.00

Details:

20 cobble stones were brought to Sandra's yard for lead remediation

Category:

Topsoil

Quantity:

1.00

Category:

Gravel

Quantity:

0.50

Category:

Grass Seed

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

half a bag of grass seed

Summary

This summer the Read St. Greenspace Group was able to plant several perennials in the curb strip on Newhall St. and Read St., bringing a fresh pop of color to the two streets. Sandra and Aisha worked each week to energize the community and to bring out their neighbors to join them in beautifying the community, and all the new plants are a great representation of their dedication. The group also worked to remediate Sandra Strong’s yard after testing it for lead levels in the soil. A beautiful new bed was created close to the house with colorful shrubs and perennials and a fresh layer of grass was laid down to create a lush, green lawn.