Native Plants

CPENs, Urbanscapes Natives Nursery Project, partnered with the Menunkatuck Audubon Society to apply for funding to create a native plant nursery in New Haven. With the support of Gather New Haven and the permission from the City to install raised-bed gardens in 2 vacant lots help to launch this grassroot. CPEN's work focuses on improving quality of life through engagement and the repurposing of public spaces to increase health and wellness in underserved neighborhoods. Partners from the Darien and Norwalk Pollinator Pathways helped design the 12x4 raised beds and raise money for materials. The partnering non-profit organizations worked with CPENs Community Youth in Action (CYIA) High School students from Newhallville to assemble the beds. After 5 months of planting, watering and nurturing the High School Students has launched New Havens first established Urban Native Plant Nursery.