Shepard And Huntington

2017 Greenspace Report

During their 9th summer as a Greenspace, the intergenerational group at Shepard and Huntington accomplished many of their goals under the continued leadership of Nina and Tanya. Meeting twice a week, the group planted two trees and many perennials and shrubs; mulched the beds; watered consistently; and improved the hardscape. They also remediated the front yard of a dedicated volunteer. Next summer, the group hopes to work on the fence, continue planting, and work on the street scape. Their vision is for the park to become a place where families can congregate to enjoy movies, individuals can read and relax, and kids can play.

2017 Accomplishments

  • 2 trees planted (Dogwood, Redbud )
  • 18 shrubs planted (Euonymus (2 in yard, 10 in park) , Japanese Holly (1), Spirea, Weigela (1), Boxwood (2 in Lead remediation yard, 1 in park), Inkberry (1))
  • 39 perennials planted (Hostas (‘Blue mouse ears’, ‘Patriot’), lambs ears, bee balm, Catmint, Monarda ‘Jacob klien’, daylilies (‘stella d’oro’) Echinacea)
  • 2.0 yards compost spread
  • 1.0 yards mulch spread
  • 14 events
  • 29 volunteers
  • 142 volunteer hours