Shelton Avenue

Volunteer Leader(s):

Emily Sigman
Steve Winter

Neighborhood: Newhallville

Type of Site: Vacant Lot Vacant Lot

Address: 100-102 Shelton Ave., New Haven, CT, 06511


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perennial planting
perennials, meet soil

2020 Greenspace Report

Shelton Avenue saw a challenging but also rewarding first year. Amidst uncertainty as to the ultimate fate of the city-owned vacant lot, the neighbors sought to improve the periphery of the site and the curb strip, where our efforts might be least likely to be overwritten by potential future development of the site. Crowning the group’s achievement was the planting of a serviceberry tree in the curb strip, a feat which inspired and excited neighbors of all ages.

2020 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Amelanchier laevis)
  • 2 shrubs planted (Euonymus, Moonshadow wintercreeper (1), Blue pacific Juniper (1))
  • 21 perennials planted (Liriope ‘Big Blue’ (4), Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wildberry’ (2), Monarda ‘Grape gumball’ (2), Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ (2), ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint (2), ‘Happy Returns’ Daylily (4), Liriope, variegated (4) )
  • 2.0 yards mulch spread
  • 7 events
  • 22 volunteers
  • 106 volunteer hours