Seedling Sale

Green Venture’s 3rd Annual Seedling Sale in May was a success! Stay tuned for details for next year’s sale!

Let’s get growing!  If you are an avid backyard gardener, have a community garden plot, or are interested in experimenting with container gardening? Join us at the EcoHouse during Doors Open Hamilton for our third annual seedling sale!  We will have a variety of your favourite herbs and vegetables such as bell and hot peppers, eggplant, kale, broccoli, bail, parsley, and beautiful heirloom tomatoes.  This fundraising event supports Green Venture’s gardening initiatives at the EcoHouse and in our community.

All seedlings have been grown with care at the EcoHouse by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

Prices will vary by plant and size from $1 – $5 each.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, email Laura at laura.anderson@greenventure.ca

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Edible Garden Club

Get excited about growing your own food at Green Venture’s Edible Garden Club.  This bi-weekly, drop-off program is for kids ages 6 – 12 to discover growing, cooking, and eating healthy and local food.  Through play, gardening, and hands-on activities, we will learn the basics of sowing seeds through to their harvest, build and care for vermicomposters, help to manage our aquaponics farm system, and become more food literate.

Alternating Wednesdays from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Registration is now closed.  Please check back for Spring 2019 dates.

This program is made possible by Edith Turner Foundation Fund through Hamilton Community Foundation. Thanks to Conserver Society of Hamilton & District for providing charitable sponsorship for this project.

Community Garden

Founded in 2006, the EcoHouse Community Garden is home to a variety of 22 garden plots with a combination of raised beds, wheelchair accessible beds, and in-ground beds available for rent year-round. Street parking is available and organic practises are used in the gardens.  For more information about renting a garden plot at EcoHouse, you should reach out to us in February or early March, as garden boxes are usually allocated in April.  If you are interested in renting a plot at the EcoHouse, please contact Erinn Todd at erinn.todd@greenventure.ca or call 905-540-8787 x115.

Lumago Aquaponics

The Lumago is an aquaponics system is an indoor, sustainable farming system that combines aquaponics and hydroponics symbiotically.  This soilless, full-circle, organic farm is a way to grow both plants and fish all year round and uses 85% less water than traditional agriculture.

At Green Venture, the Lumago is used as an excellent teaching tool to demonstrate sustainable farming practises, food literacy, and the nitrogen cycle.  With thanks to the Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund through the Hamilton Community Foundation, we have been able to improve our connection with sustainable growing systems while giving back to our community through education and food bank harvest.

To learn more about the Lumago and aquaponics click here: http://www.lumagotech.com/