2019 Report for Truman Street Clean/green Project

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

66 Truman Street, New Haven, CT, 06519

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

17

Total volunteer hours

141

Number of events

6

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

2

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Viburnum doublefile ‘shasta’, Ilex ‘Christmas jewel’

Number of perennials planted

9

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daylily, catnip, yarrow, russian sage, heuchera

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

0.50

Summary

The Truman Street community garden was started by volunteer, Leslie Radcliffe, in order to bring people in her neighborhood together through gardening. To these ends they had an amazing Summer this year. Leslie and co-leader, Mimi, consistently got children from the community to show up and volunteer each week. The multigenerational volunteers were great at cooperating in order to restore the space. Planting was always a great opportunity for children to see insects in the soil, learn a love of nature and engage with each other. The group made real progress this year in transforming the former vacant lot into a fully realized community garden.