Contests Reward Green Thumbs

The Cooper-Young Garden Club and Urban Earth Nursery are partnering to celebrate creative garden container designs with two upcoming garden contests. This is a chance for garden enthusiasts of all levels and ages to show off their unique potted designs. The first contest will be in April with the theme “best container garden.” The second contest in May is themed “fairy garden design.” There will be prizes for different age groups....

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CYCA Resolves To Make Big Changes in New Year

By Kristin Schebler On Saturday, January 14th, the Cooper-Young Community Association board of directors got together and created a fantastic plan for 2017. Last year, we focused on learning about your needs through our 5 Year Plan process, and now we’re ready to start working on some of your great ideas. You can check out our specialized teams below to find what most interests you in the neighborhood plus take a look at the schedule...

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Garden Club Brings Back Reimbursement Program

The Cooper-Young Garden Club has announced the start of its yearly tree fund reimbursement program to add to the neighborhood’s canopy of trees. Native trees are a vital part of our neighborhood infrastructure. Trees improve air quality, reduce noise levels, absorb storm water, provide a wildlife habitat, moderate temperatures by cooling our streets and cities, prevent erosion, and provide energy savings. Trees create a tapestry of...

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Compost Fairy Program Prepares to Expand

Cooper-Young’s Compost Fairy program will expand following the close last month of a successful online fundraising campaign. Kitchen scraps make up about 25 percent of America’s trash, waste that can’t properly decompose when sealed in trash bags in landfills, instead producing harmful toxins that contaminate the ground and water. Kitchen composting is an easy and effective way to reduce ecological footprint and requires little...

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Second generation ‘landscape gardener’ continues to grow

By Kim Halyak Greg and Carla Touliatos, part of a local professional gardening dynasty, are the owners of Urban Earth Garden Center, located at 80 Flicker Street. Greg has been a wonderful friend to Cooper-Young. He supported our first Cooper-Young Garden Walk and hopes to do even more this year with gift cards for our garden hosts, a reception, and other goodies. In the latest installment in our series of conversations with local...

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Yard-A-Month program resumes

The CYCA’s Yard-A-Month neighborhood clean-up took a month off to enjoy the festival and our own CY Festival Friday 4-Miler, but now it’s time to get back out there helping our neighbors. This month we’ll be meeting on Saturday, October 1st to help out neighbor Judy Neal with some light yard work. This neighbor was nominated by our own CY Garden Club as a great way to show how you can prep for your future landscaping plans. We’ll be...

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