“Neighbors coming together to improve their communities, it’s wonderful,” New Haven resident David Budries reflected after a long and productive day. This past Saturday, a team of thirteen dedicated volunteers gathered at MakeHaven with MakeHaven’s woodshop facilitators.
We are on course to have an amazing summer at Schooner Camp for 2019!! We have some awesome new things in store, read on below to learn more. Join us for Long Island Sound exploration and sailing this summer. We still have our popular one week Sound Explorer sailing program, but we also have a new two week Adventure Sailing program that will provide a more in depth experience for those learning to sail.
New Haven's landscape is not just a sprawling city packed with traffic and concrete. New Haven is also a host to numerous natural preserves and outdoor spaces, and the New Haven Land Trust offers programs for school children to learn how to strike a balance between the city-life while enjoying and preserving our natural resources.
This year, our Hazel Street Garden partnered with The Honey Bee Project. The Honey Bee Project is a Beekeepers in Residence program involving youth in 4-month-long therapeutic beekeeping program. It provides hands on training on beekeeping and relevant job skills, while encouraging development of body and emotional awareness, regulation strategies, and mindfulness practices. Each participant graduates with an increased capacity for relationship building, and an increased sense of self efficacy and empowerment.
The New Haven Land Trust is happy to announce that we have received a generous grant of $45,000 from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. Funding will support Schooner Camp and the other educational initiatives of the Land Trust.
This summer of 2018, we partnered with Domingo Medina, the owner and founder of Peels and Wheels to make a compost system just like his at our Winchester Community Garden located at 2 Webster Street. Peels and Wheels is a neighborhood-scale operation that composts household food waste for residents, schools and small businesses who want to compost but cannot or do not have the means to do so.
As the world becomes increasingly urbanized with an estimated 60% of the world population living in cities by 2030, we have to ask ourselves: what effect is this having on wildlife? All animals that live near cities experience phenomena such as traffic noise and artificial light at night. Birds specifically have been known to change their behaviors and physiological traits in response to urbanization.