Saturday, November 17, 2007

"we dedicate this park to the citizens of youngstown"

these words were recently broadcast to the crowd assembled for the dedication of Common Ground, a new park in the city presented by the non-profit group Treez Please.

The dedication was a community event - with food, walking tours, events for kids, and demonstrations by other local non-profits spread throughout the afternoon at the corner of Broadway and Henderson on the North Side.

First Book Mahoning Valley was there, distributing new books to children as the sounds of acoustic guitar filled the air. Click here to see the new blog for First Book Mahoning Valley.

Citizens present could also learn about the county's pilot program on leaf collection composting (bags provided).

Kids were making bird seed/peanut butter/pine cone bird feeders, halloween treats, decorated-t-shirts . . . lots of kids and lots of paint.

Here are some t-shirts hung up to dry in the devil's strip:


cookies, more food and more food.

Rusty Waters was there as well, selling some of their Yo/Cle/Pit merchandise.

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So, when is the next project of Treez Please where you can get involved?

Saturday (17 Nov 2007) at noon on the south side of Youngstown, volunteers will be needed to plant trees along median strips on Euclid Boulevard (south of Midlothian). Here's a map to the site.

Please arrive by noon with gloves and a shovel, if possible. Planting, watering, spreading mulch are some of the involved activities.

They are planting 9 Celebration maple trees in the devil strip on the first block.
Large trees, large root balls, 2' caliper from Colonial Gardens.
Planting will be on the first block of Euclid off Midlothian, look for the yellow flags.

You can also go here to request more information.

Treez Please . . . Let's Grow Youngstown!

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