Seedy Saturday: Seed Swap Sorting Tips!

Seedy Saturday is in three short months – February 1st 2020! Here at Green Venture we are in the planning stages of this wonderful community event you all know and love. You can help too! Every year we get an overwhelming amount of seeds during the event that are need to be divided into smaller…

Catch the RAIN with a rain garden!

Catch the RAIN with a rain garden!  We’ve installed our first rain garden as part of Catch the RAIN with a homeowner in Dundas. Each rain garden that has been designed by our RAIN Coach is a different shape and size because it is meant to work with the landscape. During the RAIN Coach visit…

EcoHouse Fall Garden TuckIn Success!

Green Venture hosted its very first Fall Garden TuckIN event at the EcoHouse and it was a big success! On November 2nd, volunteers and GV staff united to remove goutweed, raspberry canes, clean our community garden, put in native plants and lay down some mulch! We had a  total of 31 volunteers join us at…

Green Venture Volunteer Appreciation

On October 28th, Green Venture staff and volunteers came together to share a meal and celebrate the immense volunteer contributions of this past year. We enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner, with fabulous offerings from both staff and volunteers. Between April and October 2019, well over 800 hours of volunteer time were contributed! Our volunteers dedicated…

Presenting: The Power to Change!

Climate change talk is everywhere! The city of Hamilton declared a climate emergency this past spring, and many Hamilton students have joined in climate strikes. Our “Power to Change” presentation links personal energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, to give students a broad picture of what climate change is, and what personal actions we can…

Pledge: The Power to Change!

Reducing our personal energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions, can feel very difficult and overwhelming. As part of the “Power to Change” campaign, we have provided people of all ages with simple actions they can take to tackle climate change. These actions cover a range of lifestyle changes related to food, transportation, home heating, shopping…

The Power to Change: en Français!

“Do you offer any school programs in French?” We have heard this question many times at the Green Venture Education Department. We are so excited to now offer the “Power to Change”  in-class activity kit for teachers, in the French language! Green Venture has had the privilege to host many students from french speaking classrooms,…

Harvest the Rain: Rain Barrels in Hamilton

Green Venture is excited to announce that Catch the RAIN has three different green infrastructure projects happening in the final months of 2019! Read on about our first project: a new and improved rain barrel system that stores over 900L of rainwater for this garden loving Catch the RAIN homeowner! DID YOU KNOW: A 25mm…

Stormwater in Hamilton

In recent years, Hamilton has experienced serious problems related to stormwater and runoff including environmental and water quality degradation, threats to human health and safety, and millions of dollars in property damage. Many homeowners have experienced flooding in their homes and/or on their properties. As our city grows, there are fewer natural areas to absorb…