Southwest Corridor Park

Volunteer Hour Tracking - Summary

Thank you for all the work you do in the Southwest Corridor Park! Here is a summary of the information entered so far. The first chart shows hours by month. The second provides a listing of entries, including the map location, hours, date and description or comments.

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230.5 hours tracked so far in 2018

230.5 total volunteer hours

Volunteers worked in more than 15 different garden locations in the Southwest Corridor Park

Volunteer garden stewards work on their own throughout the week and also groups of volunteers work on the approximately 5 volunteer days we have held so far this year.

Volunteers work either on their own; or in small groups; or in larger groups, with up to 75 volunteers working on our largest volunteer day.

On our volunteer days, 28 leaf/compost bags have been filled.

Volunteer Hours - By Group Size (working alone; in a group of 2-4; in a group of 5 or more)

Working alone 102 hours
5 or more people 116 hours
2-4 people 12.5 hours

Details - by Location and Garden

DateMap Area #Name of AreaHoursComments/DescriptionBags (optional info)Number of people in group
5-22-20182F Jackson Square Playground Garden2.5 hoursPlanted curry plant in border along playground fence; moved borage within the border; weeded main garden; added two thyme plants 1
5-19-201805A Potting Garden5 hoursTransplanted strawberries, weeded (removed biships weed; weeded vines and grass) 2
5-17-201805A Potting Garden2 hoursWeeding; moved stepping stones around magnolia tree 1
5-15-201804 Greenwich Park CG Greenwich/Cumberland Community Garden12 hoursEd planted, I helped plant the Crabapple at Greenwich, then shopped for stakes to secure the tree.  1
5-15-201802 Follen CG Follen CG2 hourssee previous entry 20
5-15-201803 Braddock Park CG Braddock Park CG2 hoursWe planted 2 trees, removed invasive plants, removed dead shrubs, planted flowers and perennials, at Follen and Braddock, mostly 20
5-12-201801 Mass Ave Garden2 hoursPlanted ground cover rose in front of Mass. Ave. garden, on the edge in front of cherry tree. Planted sage and thyme in Mass. Ave. garden. Two curry plants and 12 lobelias in Potting Garden. Raining this morning. 1
5-11-2018SE 14 hoursWent shopping for plant material for rose Garden etc.  1
5-7-201804 Greenwich Park CG Greenwich/Cumberland Community Garden5 hoursspoke with Pat, re trees, and Karen Hohler re shrubs, planted at Greenwich pk.  1
5-4-201806 Wellington Terrace 1.5 hoursPlanted and watered additional cinquefoil; the original plantings were dry when they were planted and not thriving. 2
4-28-201802 Rose Garden12 hoursPark Serve Day: 5 volunteers and 4 DCR staff. Volunteers planted pachysandra in the circle around the Japanese maple and transplanted some of the scilla within the circle and along the side of the path. DCR staff put in wooden stakes and rope to fence off the circle and the garden beds. DCR also purchased and delivere the plants, rope and wooden stakes (a $200 budget from ParkServe.)  5
4-24-201805A Potting Garden1 hoursWatering 1
4-23-201805A Potting Garden3 hoursSunday night / Monday morning - watering 1
4-22-2018SE 50 hoursSchool Volunteer Day - Earth Day - With Kingsley Montessori School. A great turnout of children and families. City Compost brought two buckets of compost and the families brought bins of compost from Bootstrap compost. Planting seedlings and seeds, spreading compost and turning over soil. We put cinquefoil, columbine and anemone in the Wellington Terrace garden (at the end). Heather, phlox and violas alongside Blackwood Green at one end of the potting garden area. Daisies (osterspermum), alyssum and violas at the stepping stone path side of the potting garden. Strawberries and herbs along the border; vegetables in the containers. Started turning over the soil in the rose garden. Short walking tours to look at the butterfly garden and rose garden. // 50 hours of very productive work time -- everyone was really engaged and did a lot of planting! 75
4-22-2018SE 6 hoursSaturday & Sunday -- Garden prep for the School Group Earth Day event -- Jennifer, Mike, Bruce. 3
4-18-201814A Durham Swale11 hoursplanted at Greenwich, shopped at Mahoney`s, planted grass at Durham.  1
4-15-201805A Potting Garden2 hours 1
4-14-201805A Potting Garden0.5 hours 1
4-13-201814A Durham Swale10 hoursfenced in Durham, pruned back Yews at Round Window. Washed work gloves. walked the park planning.  1
4-12-201818N Follen Swale3 hoursCleaned out Follen6 bags1
4-9-2018SE 4 hoursplanted flowers, pruned, tied up pine, removed rose from foster bed, made signs, fed HOLYOKE, SPREAD gypsum at Claremont.  1
4-6-201804 Greenwich Park CG Greenwich/Cumberland Community Garden2 hoursMet with Pat about the Feral Cats at Claremont,and Aserating the grass areas.  1
3-29-2018All 2 hoursdiscussed Wendy/funraising and Joe Copolla/donation.  1
3-29-2018SE 4 hoursSpread ashes on Lilacs, organized Clarendon Storage, raked Holyoke and dog park border, cleaned out homeless trash and dead branches. 6 bags1
3-24-201804 Greenwich Park CG Greenwich/Cumberland Community Garden25 hoursCleaned up mostly at Claremont Blackwood and Greenwich. 6 bags12
3-22-2018All 4 hoursDid budget, met w pat about park projects and concerns, planned for volunteer day. 1
3-13-201805 Blackwood/Claremont CG Blackwood/Claremont CG5 hoursShopped for stuff at Home Depot, Set seeds, emails, plans, purchased hellebores at Star, shook snow off tender trees.  1
2-28-201803 Braddock Park CG Braddock Park CG2 hoursStaked trees at Braddock Hill and in front of the Tiffany`s house.  1
2-16-2018SE 3 hourspruned Larix, set up stump for bees, pruned Hamamelis, roses and grasses 1
2-15-2018SE 3 hoursWith Pat, Ed and Mike R at Rose Garden, then along entire park pruning and repairing and putting up fence.  1
2-7-201807 Claremont Green3 hoursPruned with Pat Driscoll at Butterfly Meadow, Wellington and Claremont. Spoke about repairs with Pat and Ben.  1
Total  230.5 hours 28 bags