The EcoHouse Community Garden was first established in 2005 as a prototype for community gardens in Hamilton. It was established as a victory garden, with volunteers and staff maintaining the garden using organic practices, and the food grown shared amoung those involved and local food support agencies. Today the EcoHouse garden runs as a plot-based garden where community members rent a plot and grow and harvest their own vegetables, fruit, or flowers. There is a small annual plot rental fee and there is often a waiting list of interested gardeners. Remaining true to our Victory Garden roots, several plots at the EcoHouse Community Garden are still maintained by staff and volunteers, to support our children’s gardening education programs, with excess produce going to the food bank through our Grow A Row Program.
There are approximately 100 community gardens in Hamilton working to improve food security and increase community involvement!
For more information on starting a garden or joining a garden near you check out the Hamilton Community Garden Network.