A man works on an electronics with tools. Heading says, "Repair Cafe: Reducing Waste One Fix at a Time"

Repair Cafe: Reducing Waste One Fix at a Time

Our repair cafe is back! This time as a part of Green Venture’s Clean Air Day event. What is a Repair Cafe? The cafe is an opportunity for Hamilton community members to bring in damaged items and have them repaired by menders for FREE! This year we’re offering mends to: Clothing Textiles Yarn Items Electronics…

Title says 5 benefits of steel garden beds against a background of several steel beds on the EcoHouse lawn

5 Benefits of Steel Garden Beds

While pressure-treated woods have been widely used for constructing garden beds due to their cost-effectiveness and availability, concerns regarding chemical leaching into the soil have led many gardeners to seek alternatives. Cedar and pine boards are popular options, with pine being more budget-friendly than cedar. However, untreated pine boards, being softer, often deteriorate or decay…

A row of different phases of a solar eclipse with a total eclipse in the middle

Solar Eclipse: An Astronomically Exciting Event

On April 8th, a rare cosmic event will take place which will plunge parts of Ontario into sudden darkness. The earth, moon and sun will line up in their orbits in a rare event known as syzygy. As the moon passes in front of the sun, it blocks the light and casts a dark shadow…

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The Value in a Community Clothing Swap

Every year, we see flyers, commercials, and social media posts circulating the latest clothing collections from our favourite brands. We admire new styles, cuts, colours, and materials; all designed to catch our interest and encourage a sale. With the online retail market at an all-time-high, buying clothing on a whim has never been easier. Even…

A crowd perusing vendor tables at Seedy Saturday

Seedy Saturday 2024: A Recap of Hamilton’s Biggest Gardening Event

On February 3, 2024,  Green Venture, in collaboration with Hamilton Public Library, hosted the 13th annual Hamilton Seedy Saturday. We returned to the Hamilton Central Library Branch, and this year’s event reached new heights on the 4th floor. The open space and extra square footage allowed us to welcome almost 1,000 attendees to the day-long…

River & the 3 R's - a puppet named River shows a table with some different waste

River and the 3 R’s

What’s up with Waste? Waste plays a big part in our daily lives, and a huge role in city planning. Waste will pile up in landfills, pollute waterways, and contribute to climate change if not properly managed. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about how to cut back on the amount of waste…