Renewing Neglected Urban Spaces

Removing asphalt and concrete at community work bees is an exciting new trend that renews neglected urban spaces. The hands-on depaving process captures the hearts and energies of community members who work together to make their surroundings more liveable. By removing pavement and replacing it with native species gardens on school grounds, and involving students in that process; students actively improve their environment and understand how they are connected to it, and have the opportunity to integrate nature and the environment into their education while greening the school’s grounds.

See our past Depave Paradise projects throughout Hamilton here.

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