2019 Report for Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

Neighborhood:

Beaver Hills

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Osborn Ave. and Young St., New Haven, CT

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

7

Total volunteer hours

21

Number of events

5

Number of trees planted

0

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N/A

Number of shrubs planted

4

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ninebark (x4)

Number of perennials planted

20

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Russian sage (x2); hosta (x2); liatris – Kobald (x1); liatris – Floristan White (x1); goat’s beard (x1); alumroot (x1); coral bells (x2); coreopsis – Zagreb (x2); coreopsis – Moonbeam (x2); catmint (x2)

Yards compost spread

0.30

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

The YOW Street Plant Brigade has substantially improved the Beaver Hills neighborhood over the 10 years they have worked to promote community building/engagement, stewardship, and restoration along Young Street, Osborn Avenue, and Whittlesey Avenue. This year, the group worked to maintain planting beds and street trees along Osborn Avenue (between Whalley Avenue and Blake Street) and Young Street (near Osborne Avenue) as they transitioned to emeritus status. They also planted some more perennials and shrubs in beds along Osborne Avenue (cemetery side) before officially becoming emeritus. The group leaders (Chris M. and Susan) also consistently lent their time and energy to Blake Street Pocket Park, contributing to community building and environmental restoration throughout their neighborhood.

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