Monthly Archives: May 2016

30 On A Rock

DSCN3733One week ago, over 30 neighbors planted and mulched 600 flowers and dug two beds for benches. What an enthusiastic group of supporters! Thank you for your energy, time, and muscle. The City of Newton has seeded slow-growing, drought-resistant grass, and Santucci Landscapers laid the stones for the benches. Don’t forget about the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 4th at 11 am. Live music and a blue plate special for lunch.

It’s raining grass, hallelujah20160518_085611

Love these guys!

Almost there

So much is happening at the Forest Avenue Islands. The City of Newton has installed water pipes, removed dead trees and stumps, and stripped depleted soil. This week, workers will complete the installation of new curbing.

Dana Davis digs the city’s excavator.

During the week of May 9th, you’ll see irrigation installed, loam laid, flowers planted, and mulch spread. By the end of May, two benches will be placed at the site.

We are amazed and grateful that in only four months, we’ve raised $48,000. Our challenge now is to raise $12,000 more to complete the project’s funding. We need $60,000 in total to pay the contractors and nursery for their services and to maintain the plants. You can donate right from this page. So easy.