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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Summary

229.5 hours tracked so far in 2017

229.5 total volunteer hours

Volunteers worked in more than 11 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 4 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 17 volunteers working on our largest volunteer day.

On our volunteer days, 30 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 76.5 hours
5 or more people 153 hours

Details - by Location and Garden

DateMap Area #Name of AreaHoursComments/DescriptionBags (optional info)Number of people in group
5-27-20172F Jackson Square Playground Garden15 hoursMarie bought approximately 40 annuals and perennials: dianthus, impatiens and geraniums. We planted along the fence (near bike path). Planted a few extras in the 'valley' and near the hall. Also I bought vegetable seedlings from Stillmans: two watermelon, six lettuce and six collards. Planted lettuce and collards in the playground garden and watermelon n the fence garden. About 15 hours of work (kids, adults, shopping, planting) 11
5-27-201705A Potting Garden3 hoursPlanted six raspberries and one blackberry. Removed broken holly bush. Used grass hook to cut grass and weeds in back of garden and around magnolia. Watered. Three raspberries are in back in part 1, one blackberry and one raspberry in the back in part 2, and two raspberries are in pots for now. 1
5-20-201701 Mass Ave Garden1 hoursWeeding at Mass. Ave., especially around cherry tree. 1
5-20-201714A Durham Swale14 hourscleaned out Durham Swale, spread compost, did a little planting. 1 needle found.  6
5-19-20172F Jackson Square Playground Garden3 hoursWent to farmers` market to get some plants: verbena, eggplant, peppers, kale. Worked with 5 children to plant and water. Weeded and re-set some cobblestones. 6
5-18-2017SE 21 hoursWorked all along section 1. Pruned, planted, laid out soaker hoses, weeded.  16
5-18-2017SE 1.5 hoursPulling vines and tree shoots from juniper hedges along corridor by Claremont Street 1
5-12-201705A Potting Garden1 hoursPotting garden - weeding, putting down moss. Mass. ave. garden, briefly weeding. 1
5-12-20172F Jackson Square Playground Garden2 hoursTurned over soil and put down moss along cement wall in the `valley garden.` 10 children, 2 adults. 11
5-11-2017SE 21 hoursplanted and weeded West Newton to West Canton.  13
5-6-201707 Claremont Green4 hoursremoved Yucca and planted same. Went shopping to Allandale farm. 1
5-4-201712 Greenwich Park Terrace4 hoursWeeded out Bishops mantle at Greenwich 6 bags1
5-4-2017All 14 hoursWent to Cavicchio and Weston nursery to purchase trees and shrubs etc.  1
5-3-2017SE 2 hoursPulling bishop`s root from raised beds at end of Greenwich Park 1
4-30-201701 Mass Ave Garden1 hours1 hour - general weeding etc. Will add plants once water is available 1
4-30-201718 W Newton Plaza2 hourscleaned out raised bed at W. Newton4 bags1
4-28-201718S Braddock Hill7 hoursWent to pick up trees and shrubs at Garden in the woods, then Planted them at Braddock and Follen. Chestnut Tree, Sorbaria, Viburnum 1
4-28-20172F Jackson Square Playground Garden3 hoursFriday afternoon drop-in gardening for children in the children`s garden at Jackson Sq. Children turned over small patches along the walls and planted seeds. 8
4-18-20172F Jackson Square Playground Garden34 hoursTurned over new garden section and re-organized cobblestone garden path. Planted three rosebushes. Eight teens from BostonCares April vacation program plus six children from Bromley Heath RealKidz program plus three adults. (34 total work hours) 17
4-15-2017SE 27 hours 10
4-15-201705A Potting Garden1 hoursPruning in potting garden. Magnolia and cherry are starting to bud and blossom. 1
4-15-2017SE 3 hoursCleaned up and set stones and moved brush Sect 1.10 bags10
4-15-201718N Follen Swale10 hoursCleaned up at Follen and Braddock10 bags5
4-15-2017SE 12 hoursWeek of 4/9 to 4/14 1
4-8-201705A Potting Garden1 hoursAdding moss around stepping stones, moving some of the stones. 1
4-7-2017All 6 hoursto Cavicchio for bedding plants, planted lillies, to Home Depot for yard waste bags.  1
2-26-201705A Potting Garden2 hoursPlanned planting and restoration at Potting Garden etc. 1
2-26-2017SE 6 hoursPlanned planting and other projects for the season in section 1 1
1-7-201718N Follen Swale1 hoursPruned viburnum at Follen, laid down pine boughs at Blackwood 1
1-5-2017SE 7 hoursPruned, mulched trees with xmas tree boughs, planned for spring.  1
Total  229.5 hours 30 bags