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5 Benefits of Steel Garden Beds

While pressure-treated woods have been widely used for constructing garden beds due to their cost-effectiveness and availability, concerns regarding chemical leaching into the soil have led many gardeners to seek alternatives. Cedar and pine boards are popular options, with pine being more budget-friendly than cedar. However, untreated pine boards, being softer, often deteriorate or decay…

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Solar Eclipse: An Astronomically Exciting Event

On April 8th, a rare cosmic event will take place which will plunge parts of Ontario into sudden darkness. The earth, moon and sun will line up in their orbits in a rare event known as syzygy. As the moon passes in front of the sun, it blocks the light and casts a dark shadow…

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Green Venture April Events

MacChangers Final Project Showcase Monday, April 1st, 2024 from 3:00-6:00pm MacChangers are dedicated to tackling real issues within the Hamilton community. Attend their final presentations on various community-enriching projects. Get Tickets Rain Barrel Sale Deadline Our Annual Green Venture Rain Barrel Sale closes on April 6th. Support Green Venture and begin harvesting rain water at…

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Purchase a Rain Barrel through Green Venture

Our rain barrel sale is on! We’ve partnered with Rainbarrel.ca to get more rain barrels to Hamilton and surrounding areas. With home delivery to any address in Hamilton, ON you can get affordable and sturdy rain barrels and downspout diverters and connection hoses for your home. ORDER NOW Buy a Barrel * Rain barrel purchase…

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Adopt a Planter Program

Adopt a Planter Barton Street in Hamilton, Ontario, has long been a hub of community activity, commerce, and culture. However, like many urban areas, it faces challenges related to environmental degradation, limited green spaces, and a disconnect between businesses and the natural world. The new “Adopt a Planter Box” program created by Green Venture, in…

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts – Mini Consultations for a Greener Home Join Green Venture for our upcoming “Ask the Experts” event! This unique and engaging event will provide you with the opportunity to connect with knowledgeable and experienced landscaping and home retrofit professionals.   What to Expect: Meet and interact with a diverse group of landscaping,…

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The Value in a Community Clothing Swap

Every year, we see flyers, commercials, and social media posts circulating the latest clothing collections from our favourite brands. We admire new styles, cuts, colours, and materials; all designed to catch our interest and encourage a sale. With the online retail market at an all-time-high, buying clothing on a whim has never been easier. Even…

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River Recycles

Why We Recycle Recycling is the last of the 3 R’s, and is an important part of cutting down on how much garbage we put in landfills. Recycling allows us to reuse some of the materials from our waste– whether it be in factories to make new products, or in our gardens to grow vegetables. …

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Seedy Saturday 2024: A Recap of Hamilton’s Biggest Gardening Event

On February 3, 2024,  Green Venture, in collaboration with Hamilton Public Library, hosted the 13th annual Hamilton Seedy Saturday. We returned to the Hamilton Central Library Branch, and this year’s event reached new heights on the 4th floor. The open space and extra square footage allowed us to welcome almost 1,000 attendees to the day-long…