2018 Report for Watson And Bassett

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

Watson and Bassett, New Haven, CT

Year

2018

Number of volunteers

23

Total volunteer hours

90

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

2

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Yellow Magnolia, Serviceberry

Number of shrubs planted

2

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Blue Holly

Number of perennials planted

13

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Variegated Hostas, Catmint, Coral Bells

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

2.00

Summary

Set on the corner of Watson and Bassett Streets in Newhallville, the Watson and Bassett Greenspace is one of the longest running Greenspace groups working with URI. This 2018 summer season through determined outreach in the neighborhood, Watson and Bassett was able to see a great increase in community participation. Families and kids came to attend and help at our work days, and by their efforts they opened the space up to more light by trimming overhanging trees, cleaned and planted in the previously empty back space of the site. They removed an invasive bush that hid the site from the biking path, and planted two holly bushes in its place, as well as two trees across the Farmington canal. The intergenerational efforts of all involved at the Watson and Bassett space resulted in the opening of the Watson and Bassett Greenspace to the Farmington Canal, and created a more inviting natural space for the neighborhood to enjoy.