project leader
david c
location
6 Rock St,
(West Haven, CT)
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the project

This project aims to install pollinator friendly plants in parks, open space, school yards and backyards.  David Carr, on behalf of pollinator-pathway.org/westhaven is seeking broad support from the community, asking residents, local businesses, and other organizations to suggest locations, donate money and volunteer time to make the project a reality.   https://www.pollinator-pathway.org/westhaven

Here is more information about pollinators in this statewide project to improve our community    https://ctnofa.org/pollinator-health/

This tells you about our regional team  https://www.pollinator-pathway.org/resources

People who donate will have a say in where the plants are installed, so we seek community based organizations and local businesses to get involved. Raisng money is the first step.  We hope to have sponsors of food and entertainment to host community planting party in May 2020  where people will come pick up their plants and have some fun! 

“Communities that are health and recreation focused, bikeable, walkable with a commitment to open space and quality parks will have a bright future, especially being so close to MetroNorth, Yale and the beach” says David Carr, an Inland Wetlands Watercourse Commissioner appointed continuously since 1999.

the steps

After we raise the $10,000 the process is as follows 

1) Decide which plants to buy from who. We are seeking the best quality and value.  Here ar some examples of plant distributors we can team with 

   https://www.americanmeadows.com/perennials/filtered/zones_7_lightreqs_full-sun_height_24-inches?product_list_limit=all    

 https://www.prairiemoon.com/plants/bareroot/#/filter:sun_exposure:Full/filter:soil_moisture:Medium/filter:bloom_time:June/filter:bloom_time:July/filter:bloom_time:May/filter:bloom_time:September/filter:bloom_time:August/filter:ss_advantages:Pollinators/filter:ss_usda_zones_facet:Zone$25207https://www.prairiemoon.com/plants/bareroot/#/filter:sun_exposure:Full/filter:soil_moisture:Medium/filter:bloom_time:June/filter:bloom_time:July/filter:bloom_time:May/filter:bloom_time:September/filter:bloom_time:August/filter:ss_advantages:Pollinators/filter:ss_usda_zones_facet:Zone$25207

 https://conservect.org/northcentral/plant-seed-sale/

https://www.coldstreamfarm.net/

http://www.earthtonesnatives.com/earth-tones-price-list.pdf

https://newp.com/

https://www.northcreeknurseries.com/Native-Plants

   

--- Our Local Supply Sponsors

https://www.soundviewlandscape.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GoldenAcresFarms/

 

2) Decide where the plants will be installed based on who contributes.

3) Buy Plants, 

4) Install Plants at the community planting party. 

5) Water the plants weekly as needed,

6) Maintain gardens 2 x /month as needed,

7) Have a monthly Happy Hour Meeting at Prospect Beach on the 4th Friday 

8) Harvest seeds in the fall.

9) Split the plants in the spring when possible and plant harvested seeds, maybe have another fundraising event. 

why we're doing it

Because the worlds needs more places for pollinators, and communties need more events that bring people together to meet other peoiple who care about making things better.   See the POllinator Pathway Video here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCFqjp94M2E

budget

We will buy $10,000 worth of wholesale pollinator supporting perennial plants.



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $10,200
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$156
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,391
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

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photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • RDP
  • Beverly S.
  • Ron Walters