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Green Venture June Events

Barton Stewardship Strolls Join us for one or all of our biweekly Stewardship Strolls starting Sunday, June 2nd from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Our Sunday Stewardship Strolls invite everyone to explore the beautiful native gardens, stay active, and keep Barton St. blooming! Register Now EcoHouse Stewardship Help us with maintenance and gardening projects around…

Green Venture’s Plant Swap

Missed the last plant swap? Green Venture has another one coming up! This exciting event will bring together fellow green thumbs and plant enthusiasts. The next Green Venture House Plant Swap is set to take place on June 15, 2024 10am to noon.  The last plant swap brought out seasoned and experienced plant parents and…

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Community Planning for a Community Planting

Embracing Greener Spaces: Cultivating a Sustainable Vision through Community Planning Living Cities with Green Community Canada Green Venture is participating in the Living Cities project sponsored by Green Communities Canada to bring accessible green spaces to Hamilton! With additional funding from ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s Corporate Community Fund, Green Cities Foundation, Rain Haven, and Tree Canada, Green…

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Repair Cafe: Reducing Waste One Fix at a Time

Our repair cafe is back! This time as a part of Green Venture’s Clean Air Day event. What is a Repair Cafe? The cafe is an opportunity for Hamilton community members to bring in damaged items and have them repaired by menders for FREE! This year we’re offering mends to: Clothing Textiles Yarn Items Electronics…

Volunteering with Green Venture

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities where you’ll gain valuable knowledge of biodiversity and invasive species prevention?  Well, Green Venture is the answer for you! What is Green Venture? Green Venture is a not-for-profit environmental organization based in Hamilton, Ontario. At Green Venture, we offer a diverse range of community-based programs, educational workshops, and initiatives…

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Rain Barrels: A Sustainable Fundraiser for Green Venture

Purchase a rain barrel and support the annual Green Venture fundraiser! Why Rain Barrels? Rain barrels offer a simple yet effective way to conserve water and reduce runoff. By collecting rainwater, they provide a free and sustainable source of water for gardens, lawns, and even household chores like washing cars. This reduces the strain on…

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2024 Seedling Sale

Spring is in the air, seeds are sprouting, and it’s time to get some new plants into the ground. Our Green Venture youth, in partnership with Youth Power 4 Climate Justice, are leading this year’s Spring Seedling sale to raise funds towards programs that empower youth to be environmental leaders in Hamilton.   When and…

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Clean Air Day 2024

Clean Air Day   The 2024 Clean Air Day Event is happening at Hamilton Public Library’s Central Branch and EVERYONE IS WELCOME! *** Have an item in need of repair? Reduce waste and get it repaired for FREE at the Clean Air Day Repair Cafe by completing this form. *** Air quality is always a…

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Green Venture May Events

Community Stewardship Events Help us take care of green spaces around the city. With weekly events throughout the month of May, there are opportunities for gardeners of all ages to be involved and get their hands in the dirt.  May 2: Our Lady of Vietnam Church Stewardship  May 3: EcoHouse Stewardship May 4: Lake Ave.…

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Rethinking Mother’s Day Gifts

As Mother’s Day approaches, the age-old question resurfaces: What gift can truly capture the essence of appreciation and love for the mothers in our lives? While flower bouquets and plant baskets have long been popular choices, there’s a growing awareness of the ecological impact of these gifts, particularly when they contain invasive species. Let’s explore…