Regreening Six Corners

Come Celebrate our Fall Festival- October 21st

orchardFALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

Please Join Us For Our Harvest Celebration…

Please come join us for our annual fall harvest event that we will be holding at Appleseed Orchard. All friends and family are welcome to help with this event. .

Please come join us on October 21st from 12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM and celebrate our years harvest.

This season has produced apples, pears, blueberries, and cherries. We will be harvesting apples at the event and bringing additional fruits from local orchard for eating and sharing. There is no charge for this event.

Appleseed Orchard is maintained by volunteers such as yourself, so come learn how you can join us as we continue to make the orchard flourish. Your help will be beneficial to us as we will continue to plant new trees.

The Orchard is located at Locust and Rifle street at Johnny Appleseed Park.

To learn more, visit www.regreenspringfield.org

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Help Plant Trees to Make Springfield a Bit Greener- October 25th

earthdaytreeplantingCOMMUNITY TREE PLANTING

Please Join Us For a Community Tree Planting Day – Wednesday, October 25th

Please plan join Regreen Springfield and Keep Springfield Beautiful as we engage in a community tree planting, to help regreen the city, one tree at a time.

Date and Time: October 25th from 8:30AM-2:30PM

This event will be held on Albemarle Street in the Upper Hill Neighborhood. This event will include the planting of over 50 trees, a free lunch, and community engagement!

Along with yourself, this event will include volunteers from Regreen Springfield, Keep Springfield Beautiful, and students from the Springfield area.

To learn more and to let us know you can help out, visit www.regreenspringfield.org/planting

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Regreen Continues Restoration Work at Harriet Tubman Park

Harriet Tubman Park on Hickory Street

Harriet Tubman Park on Hickory Street

On Saturday, November 19th, a team of 20 volunteers from C&S Wholesale Grocers and Pope Francis High School, joined interns and Board members from Regreen Springfield, in helping to finish the restoration of Harriet Tubman Park, in Springfield’s Six Corners Neighborhood.  Over 80 cubic yards of wood chips were spread under all of the play equipment in the Park.  Earlier this fall, 22 new trees were planted in the Park, areas were weeded, trees were mulched and other restoration work was completed.

The work to install the wood chips was undertaken by the team, in partnership with the City of Springfield Parks Department who provided tools, wheel barrows and the wood chips.  Through the work of Regreen Springfield and the Parks Department, the Park is now ready for full use for the first time since the June 2011 tornado.

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Spreading wood chips in the play area of the Park.

This project was a great opportunity to involve many partners in the community regreening and enhancement project.  Verizon Wireless, the University of Massachusetts, Pope Francis High School, C&S Grocers, the National Arbor Day Foundation, CSX Railroad, the Alliance for Community Trees, Regreen Springfield, the Springfield Parks Department and residents of the Hickory Street neighborhood helped to make this project a success.  

 

 

 

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