Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thank You, Common Ground Volunteers!

This morning, Wednesday, November 25, volunteers from Common Ground braved the cold weather to help NHS with various tasks at our Ivy Street Community Garden (raking leaves as well as planting Crocuses, Irises, and Tulips).

A huge thank you to the Common Ground students!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Want to Know More About #GivingTuesday? Look No Further!

NHS of New Haven is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Haven't heard of #GivingTuesday before? Check out this short video to learn more!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Great Gift for the Gardener in Your Life!

Struggling to find that perfect gift? 

Want to give something unique, that will leave a lasting impression? 

Look no further! 

NHS of New Haven, in partnership with Common Ground, is now taking registrations for their Winter Garden series. A perfect gift for anyone in your life who loves to garden, or is thinking about starting a garden in the spring.

Individual classes are just $20 or $100 for the entire 6-session series.

Don't hesitate! Space is limited! Visit:

Classes (10am-12pm at 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven): 
Soil & Garden Planning -- Saturday, January 23, 2016
Cool Weather Crops -- Saturday, January 30, 2016
Warm Weather Crops -- Saturday, February 13, 2016
Container Gardening and Seed -- Saturday, February 27, 2016
Edible Landscaping & Edible/Invasive Weeds -- Saturday, March 12, 2016
Pests, Disease & Organic Controls -- Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Consider NHS on #GivingTuesday!

NHS of New Haven is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. 

You've heard of Black Friday? And Cyber Monday? Well, #GivingTuesday takes place on the very next day; the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Planting Along the Farmington Canal Trail!

On Wednesday, November 4th, students from the Sound School joined Lisa Fernandez from the Yale Forestry School, Aaron Goode from Friends of the Farmington Canal, alongside NHS staff to plant over 200 bulbs along the Farmington Canal Trail between Shelton and Thompson streets.

The students arrived bright and early in their bright orange vests. They divided into groups and quickly set to work. One group planted daffodils and tulips at the base of several trees, while some of their classmates raked leaves and cleared litter along the trail.

Another group took on the hard work of digging and planting down by the brick pillars at the entrance to the trail.

The trail was busy with joggers, bikers, and walkers enjoying the last few warm days of autumn. We hope that people using the trail will enjoy our efforts when the flowers bloom in the spring!

After we had all worked up a bit of a sweat in the unseasonably warm weather, the Sound School students went around the corner to the community wall next to Cerda’s Market. They gathered leaves and trash, and even planted a few more bulbs, before packing up and heading to the bus. We were very grateful for the students’ hard work, and are excited to do more planting with them again soon.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Citizens Bank Supports NHS

LtR: Bridgette Russell (NHS), Lisa Maass (President, Citizen's Bank Connecticut), Jim Paley (NHS),
Jessica Buchanan (NHS), Pat DiFolco (Community Development Market Manager)

In October, 2015, Citizens Bank awarded NHS of New Haven with a grant for $10,000 in support of the work we do -- revitalizing neighborhoods through community housing and development.

NHS is committed to positioning New Haven's neighborhoods to succeed by increasing homeownership; making homes beautiful, energy-efficient, and affordable; and helping residents to take charge of their neighborhoods.

 We thank Citizens Bank for their support of this mission.

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