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Pollinator Pathway

New Haven

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Welcome to the New Haven Pollinator Pathway. We are a network of pollinator gardens and community organizations promoting native plants, community gardens, greenspace and more. Doreen Abubakar is the founder and executive director of Community Place-making Engagement Network (CPEN) and organizer of New Haven’s Pollinator Pathway. CPEN is transforming vacant lots in New Haven, CT into gardens where teens propagate, grow, and sell pollinator- and bird- friendly native plants and vegetables.  CPEN has launched two initiatives: the Native Urbanscapes Nursery project and the 4x4 Urban Salad Garden Kits for Newhallville residents, a food insecure neighborhood. With the garden kits, families receive everything they need to learn how to grow their own vegetables and eat healthier foods.

CPEN Events and Projects

All Things Pollinator Event

Urbanscapes Native Plant Nursery

144 Hazel Street, New Haven, CT

June 15 and Oct. 26 10AM-1PM

(Rain dates: June 16 and Oct. 27 1:00-4:00 Note time change for rain dates)

  • Spring- CPEN (Community Placemaking Engagement Network), Menunkatuck Audubon, Highstead (Ecotype Project), Audubon Connecticut (Robin), Pollinator Pathway, Victor DeMasi -Butterflies in My Backyard, Xerces Society, WildOnes, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

  • Fall- CPEN (Community Placemaking Engagement Network), Menunkatuck Audubon, Highstead (Ecotype Project), Audubon Connecticut (Jillian), Pollinator Pathway, Victor DeMasi -Butterflies in My Backyard, Xerces, WildOnes, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Yale Peabody- Jim Sirch


What are the goals of All Things Pollinator Event?

-  Create a place for people to learn about plants and pollinators.

-  Provide education, resources and information and expand awareness and audience of CPEN and Urbanscapes Native Plant Nursery


Who is invited to the event?

-  The local neighborhood and nursery customers from other areas

-  Young people who want to learn about the environment

CPEN 4x4 Urban Salad Garden Kits
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Partner Organizations

Urbanscapes Native Plant Nursery, CPEN, CT Audobon, Neighborhood Housing Services, Highstead, and the New Haven Free Public Library,

For more information email us at doreenabubakar@gmail.com

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