Dupont Street Senior HDFC Garden Renovation 2018-01-09T13:24:48+00:00

Project Description

Dupont Street Senior HDFC Garden Renovation

Project Lead: Dupont Street Senior HDFC
Project Partners: Garden Guardian at the Urban Oasis in Monsignor McGolrick Park; Java Street Community Garden; and Newtown Creek Alliance
Project Location: 80 Dupont Street
GCEF Grant: $5,000
Matching Contribution: $450
Fact Sheet: Dupont St. Senior HDFC Garden Renovation PDF
Project Status: Completed (June 2016)

In 2015, Dupont Street Senior HDFC received a $5,000 GCEF grant (and provided $450 in matching funds) to make environmental improvements, including planting native species to support pollinators and local bird species, at the public senior housing facility’s garden. GCEF funding was used to renovate the existing garden area by installing a 200-square foot native plant garden with plants such as blueberry bushes, butterfly weed, and black-eyed Susans, and 2 compost tumblers and 3 tabletop planters. A workshop, attended by 30 facility residents and neighbors, was held on composting and the proper use of compost tumblers.

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Renovated existing public senior housing garden by installing a 200-square foot native plant garden to support pollinators and local bird species
  • Installed 2 compost tumblers and 3 tabletop planters
  • Educated 30 facility residents and neighbors about composting and use of compost tumblers