2018 Report for Westville Community Nursery School

Neighborhood:

Westville/Amity

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

3 Tour Ave, New Haven, CT, 06515

Year

2018

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

59

Number of events

6

Number of trees planted

0

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n/a

Number of shrubs planted

0

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n/a

Number of perennials planted

15

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Species: Yarrow (x9); Catmint (x6)

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

In its second year as a greenspace site, the Westville Community Nursery School (WCNS) group worked diligently throughout the summer to beautify, revitalize, and maintain the streetscape on Tour Avenue in Westville. Over the course of the summer, the group successfully organized six community volunteer work days – working to weed, plant perennials, water, and care for the seven street trees that had been planted the previous year. The group’s work has helped to foster community-based stewardship and forestry; and has promoted hands-on environmental education for both adults and children. Neighbors showed increased interest and appreciation for the work of the group throughout the summer – and future work may offer the opportunity of further increasing neighborhood engagement.