Love Your (Resilient) Block Vacant Lot Transformation
In April and May 2017, BDC and a very involved neighbor worked with over 40 volunteers, TreeVitalize, and Department of Public Works to transform two vacant lots from illegal dumpsite into safe, storm water-retaining green space. The project was supported by a grant from Love Your (Resilient) Block, and through generous support of neighbors and community members.
Located at the corner of S. Mathilda and Aloe Streets, BDC and our hardworking volunteers:
* Designed the space (thanks to our pro bono landscape architect!) and the plant composition
*Planted 6 trees (thanks, Treevitalize!)
*Added new topsoil and compost
*Had a streetlight added (thanks, DPW!)
*Added 7 boulders (thanks again, DPW!)
*Planted approximately 600 perennial plants, all native species
*Added mulch and cut back knotweed
*Cleared much of the hillside dumping, including removing 7 tires
Love Your (Resilient) Block is a partnership between the City of Pittsburgh and People’s Gas to revitalize Pittsburgh – block by block.