Tree Starting Kit Update: From Tree Seeds to Seedlings!

Back in February, the Green Venture team prepared a variety of tree starting kits with native seeds/acorns, soil, growing pot, and simple step-by-step instructions. These kits were distributed to classes and community members. Over the past few months, we’ve been watching as these acorns grow up into beautiful saplings. Almost 200 acorns/seeds were distributed across…

Group photo from Vanier Towers Planting Event

Growing Hamilton’s Urban Forest at CityHousing Hamilton Sites One Tree at a Time.

As spring is slowly coming to an end and summer is just around the corner, Green Venture is wrapping up its first CityHousing Hamilton (CHH) tree planting initiative. Last year, we started off this project by conducting tree inventories using the Neighborwoods© assessment across 20 CHH properties across Hamilton. We were able to assess almost…

Picture of the Miyawaki Forest planting at Windermere Basin Park. Text saying "Using the Miyawaki Forest Planting Method in Hamilton"

Using the Miyawaki Method in Hamilton’s Reforestation Efforts

Across the globe, cities are experimenting with tiny forests or micro-forests as a way to connect people back to nature and to grow trees in dense urban areas. Traditional tree plantings that require a lot of space don’t always fit in cities, and urban tree planting has, up until recently, been dominated by non-native species.…

Text saying "Tiny Forests are Emerging in Hamilton"

Tiny Forests are Emerging in Hamilton

The first Miyawaki Forests in Hamilton will be planted at Windermere Basin this October! A collaboration between CanPlant and Green Venture, and in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Forestry section, the microforest will be planted based upon the innovative Miyawaki method of reforestation. Community members will be helping to plant trees on October 2,…

What You’ve Missed – Native Plant of Month Fundraiser

Update (August 16, 2021). Applications are open until September 20th, 2021 for the Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program. Apply today! Green Venture’s plant subscription box is almost half way through for 2021! We’ve delivered over 130 plants and 100+ local, sustainable goodies to our subscribers since May. This fundraiser has helped us raise funds…

Tree Terms - Urban Forests“Hamilton’s urban forest includes all of the publicly and privately owned trees and supporting vegetation in the urban area. The urban forest includes more than Hamilton’s natural areas. Individual trees and groups of trees along streets, in backyards, parks, and commercial areas in Hamilton’s urban boundary are also part of the urban forest.” City of Hamilton, Urban Forest Strategy

Green Venture Is Growing Its Canopy!

Canopy for Community In 2020, Green Venture launched the Canopy for Community program to support youth climate action and education to help grow Hamilton’s urban forest. The program provides class presentations and stewardship projects to local highschool classes and native tree growing kits for schools and residents. Working with the City of Hamilton Forestry Department,…