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South Glastonbury ~ Main St.
The greening of South Glastonbury
In the fall of 2005, Glastonbury Partners in Planting began the South Glastonbury project hoping to add some ‘green’ to all the paved areas in the Village. 'Partnering with the Town Parks and Recreation Department we planted 17 trees, including 2 disease-resistant Valley Forge Elms, along the street and in the parking lots. Local businesses agreed to sponsor 19 summer annual-filled planters and 3 benches were placed to encourage walkers in the shopping area.

GPIP also partnered with the non-profit South Glastonbury Library to renovate the foundation plantings with historically authentic boxwoods. Bob Shipman's landscape design also added 5 trees including an elm. In the fall of 2006 GPIP members and volunteers from the Library Board installed bluestone (paid for by the Library) under the drip line along both sides of the building to make maintenance easier for the volunteers.
- Chairperson: Dale Chiffer
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Greening of South Glastonbury

Above, a few of the 19 planters in South Glastonbury.

A very special thank you to our sponsoring partners for this project:
• Rockville Bank $1000 donation
• Ed Kamis $500 donation

Also to the planter sponsors:
• Framing by Gordon
• Carrie Draghi Photography
• Gardiner’s Market
• Harpo’s Bakery
• Brian Chiffer, DMD
• South Main Tavern
• Donna & Company Hair Designs

GPIP volunteers placed benches in front of Gardiners, near Harpo’s and at St. Luke’s Church. The Gino Draghi Family sponsored one of the benches in honor of his parents; Claude-Evelyn Odiaka sponsored a bench in memory of her brother and sister. One bench is still available for sponsorship.

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