|Youth at work in a community garden. Photo Credit: Ian Christmann
Community gardens teach stewardship
New Haven Land Trust (NHLT) and Urban Resource Initiative (URI) engaged more than1,600 individuals in gardening and restoration projects in gardens and greenspaces throughout New Haven during recent grant terms. Participants learned about many aspects of planting, maintenance, and the management of natural resources.
NHLT made improvements to the 45 gardens it manages, including the addition of more than 200 raised beds, 16 sheds, 10 picnic tables, and 9 benches. URI initiatives added a total of 3,621 perennials, 459 shrubs, and 320 trees to greenspaces and landscapes throughout the region.