Valley St Intergenerational Organization

Volunteer Leader(s):

Honda Smith

Neighborhood: West Rock

Type of Site: Streetscape Streetscape

Address: 333 Valley Street, New Haven, CT, 06515

Intern(s):

2021 Greenspace Report

333 Valley St: An Intergenerational Organization is a new group that is in the Westville neighborhood- spearheaded by alder Honda Smith. Currently, the group has been working independently of URI to establish a vegetable garden in a series of raised beds on the site’s southern slope. URI has been invited to this new site to help the group design/implement a meditation garden on the top left of the site. This season we only met twice: The first time was a vision meeting where longstanding community members got together to discuss plans and hopes for the site. The second meeting we planted a large (14 foot) red oak to the right of the meditation garden (in the fenced area) with colorful perennials at its base.

2021 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Red Oak in the upper chainlink-fenced area)
  • 6 perennials planted (4 daylillies, 2 echinacea (around base of tree))
  • 1.0 yards mulch spread
  • 2 events
  • 16 volunteers
  • 32 volunteer hours