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THE PROVIDENCE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANTING PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR, CASSIE THARINGER!

Tharinger came on board with the PNPP in late November; shas a background in community outreach, local food systems, and organic orcharding/nursery work. For the last three and a half years she has managed the Mount Hope Farmers Market, a year-round market at the Mount Hope Trust, in Bristol, RI. Tharinger has been involved in many community initiatives in Providence over the years, and is incredibly excited to bring both her professional experience and personal interests to PNPP. “This is an organization that makes such a concrete and positive impact on our urban ecosystem and on the quality of life in the city.” says Tharinger, a resident of Providence’s Washington Park neighborhood; “I look forward to engaging with the neighborhoods and communities of the city to promote stewardship of our environment and foster pride in our urban forest!”

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING NEIGHBORHOODS THAT RECEIVED 2015 STREET TREES:

PNPP planted trees in the following neighborhoods in 2015: College Hill, Elmhurst, Elmwood, Federal Hill, Fox Point, Hope, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, Upper South Providence, Valley.

 

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A Shingle oak is the first planted tree of the new year. West Broadway.
Fox Point 4-12-14
A Shingle oak is the first planted tree in 2014.  West Broadway

Early April planting on College Hill- Brett Smiley getting into it

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A refreshment table on Medway Ave in Wayland.   Nothing like hot cider on a cool autumn day.
Looking for the “root flare” on Friendship St 
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The new trees arrive.  John checks the order before offloading to their new home
A tree pit dug out the night before planting day
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