This fall, two Barton St locations are getting new garden spaces thanks to the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, City of Hamilton and Ward 3 Office, Green Venture, Adele Pierre, the Barton St BIA, GALA, and other community partners.
At 342 Barton St E, Green Venture and partners will be extending the garden at the side of the building to make the space more pollinator-friendly. The garden will feature dozens of native plants which will add more colour to the street. Next spring, you will see all the flowers in bloom as you walk along Emerald St or visit Maisy’s Pearl, the new restaurant that will be opening up on-site.
Then, in early October, the east entrance into the Barton Street BIA will get a welcoming new public green space. Green Venture, in partnership with the property owner at 673 Barton St E, the City of Hamilton, Barton Village BIA and Landscape Architect Adele Pierre, are transforming the boulevard at 673 Barton St E into a beautiful garden by removing 72.57m2 of asphalt and adding plants such as Anise Hyssops, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower and more!
Green Venture is looking for volunteers to help plant dozens of beneficial native species which will bring this green infrastructure project to life. Volunteers interested in helping on planting day or for on-going stewardship are encouraged to sign up to the Green Venture newsletter to find out the details about the planting days which will be released soon.
Green infrastructure projects like these are invaluable to Hamilton as climate change effects threaten biodiversity and more intense weather events that lead to droughts and intense rainfall. Installing green infrastructure projects like the ones on Barton Street will be instrumental in mitigating the amount of stormwater flooding that occurs during the expected increase in volatile weather. Many types of projects fall under the umbrella of green infrastructure which refers to a network of natural and semi-natural features, such as parks, gardens, wetlands, and green spaces, specially designed and managed to provide multiple environmental, social, and economic benefits to communities.
Join us on September 27, 6-7pm for the information night to learn more about the project happening at 673 Barton St E. Come out to give your input on the space and learn how you can be part of the change!
Help us keep Barton St blooming!
Green Venture is looking for volunteers to join us at planting events in Fall 2023. Details will be released soon, join the newsletter and follow us on social media to stay in the loop.