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Communi-TREE Week

Welcome to Communi-TREE Week In celebration of National Forest Week, Green Venture is making September 18 to September 24, Urban Forest Week with Communi-TREE! Connect with us throughout the week to learn more about our urban forest, engage in stewardship activities, and grow our canopy! Trees are important to our daily lives from cleaning the…

The background image is of blue solar panels with many white wind turbines behind them under a blue sky. On a gray rectangle on top of the background, there is some text and a few images of youth outdoors making smoothies, riding a bike, and sitting at a table having a conversation. There is a green lightbulb icon at the top of the gray rectangle, with text underneath reading “Green Venture’s Young Environmental Professionals". Then, underneath the pictures, the text reads “ Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program. Energize for Climate Change." To the right of the image, the text reads, "Register by June 29th! Begins July 11. EcoHouse, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton. www.GreenVenture.ca/For-Youth". To the left of the images, text reads "Free Youth Program. Participants will: Earn volunteer hours. Collaborate on youth-led stewardship projects. Receive a certificate." On the far right on another gray rectangle, this, there are logos of the Hamilton Community Foundation, Green Venture, Conserver Society of Hamilton & District, and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to highlight the sponsors and partners of this program.

Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program!

The Education Team at Green Venture is excited to announce our summer session of our Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program (YSP)! Through the YSP Program, Hamilton high school students develop transferable professional skills, earn volunteer hours, and gain knowledge of environmental issues.   Rethink! to Reduce Waste The theme from the most recent YSP…

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…

Gardening: Full Speed Ahead

It is through social events that gardeners begin to know each other, connect with their community, share knowledge and seeds.    On May 14th, 2022 Green Venture hosted our Spring Garden Festival and annual seedling sale and celebrated the community garden opening day. We were thrilled to have several local organizations, small businesses, and garden enthusiasts…

Green Venture’s Young Environmental Professionals

“We are all stewards of the earth, not owners. By participating in this program, I am helping improve my tiny corner of the earth and spread awareness to others.” Serena, Fall 2021 alum This past fall students from across Hamilton came together to participate in Green Venture’s Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program. Previously, students…

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,…