Here is the latest from Nan:
Welcome to the Solstice Greenspace meeting.
We will have our third gardening session with Paula Randler, our Greenspace intern.
Date: Wednesday, June 20
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: By the benches at the corner of Fournier and Crescent
Come for the whole time. Come for a short time. Come to say hello and cheer us on.
We will do some planting and talk about our project for this coming Saturday.
We will also continue to clean up the Crescent St. hillside and the pondside and plant some more colorful native shrubs and perennials. We will take a look at our new wildflower garden and perhaps plant some wildflower perennials there. If the wildflower seeds have arrived, we will prepare the ground and plant them. If won't be hard to prepare this ground because the grass grows weakly in that area.
Please bring your energy, your children, your parents, grandparents and neighbors. This park is our park. We have rescued it from neglect. Let's continue to restore it and to beautify it. It is our community meeting place. We need your input.
Since we want to focus on community organization this year as well as on the plantings, we want to plan a community picnic. We need your ideas.
From now on, our regular meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
These people came to help last week:
Paula Randler-URI intern, Anna Ramirez and Richard Allard with Joshua, Nadine Herring, Patrick Allen, Jim Hopkins, Judy Hopkins, Leejay Rudenjak, Bill Bidwell, Nan Bartow
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening. My cell phone number is 203-494-2529. Paula's is 203-432-6189.
This is the week when we will hold a Saturday session. We will build two stone benches and a stone table. We'll also do some light planting and cleanup. Please join us--Saturday, June 23rd at 9:30 AM. Our URI building advisor, Chris Ozyck, will be on hand to answer your questions.
Nan Bartow 480 Ellsworth Ave. New Haven, CT 06511