Green Streets Challenge Middlebury

People dancing downtown Middlebury
People at a block party
Before-During-After at Middlebury Come Alive Outside Green Streets

Better Middlebury Community Comes Alive Outside!

The possibilities seem endless when creative volunteers come together to plan and execute a family-friendly event in Middlebury Vermont. The effort was led by Come Alive Outside, the Better Middlebury Partnership and Carpenter & Costin. Come Alive Outside, a non-profit organization based in Rutland, inspires collaborative community systems that create the awareness, intention, and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside. The purpose was not only to create a fun event, but also to raise awareness of the downtown and encourage people to come downtown and shop.

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in August, Carpenter & Costin rolled out six thousand square feet of fresh sod to carpet Middlebury’s Battell Bridge on Main Street, transforming into a barefoot-friendly block party for all ages. There was food, games and demonstrations throughout the event. While the music played, the adults danced and the children enjoyed each other, friends and families.

The sod was generously donated by Saratoga Sod Farms and the labor was donated by Carpenter & Costin’s team. After the event the sod was donated to the School District to refurbish part of their athletic fields, an excellent way to reuse the natural resource to bring smiles to hundreds of Middlebury families.

The event was the 2nd annual block party presented by the Better Middlebury Partnership and it was such a huge hit it will be back again next year!

About Carpenter & Costin

Carpenter & Costin was established in Vermont in 2005 and remains locally owned by Russ Marsan and Matt Cataldo who take a personal interest in every client’s property needs. We specialize in enhancing outdoor living spaces and commercial landscape design and maintenance.  We offer a full range of year-round landscape management services from spring and fall clean-ups to lawn mowing and seasonal maintenance programs, and complete snow plowing and removal services.

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