Join us as we transform under-used pavement at Good Shepherd Venture Centre into 2 vibrant gardens!
On September 25th, Green Venture is teaming up with the Beasley Neighbourhood Association and the Friendly Streets Initiative—a partnership between Cycle Hamilton and Environment Hamilton, to Depave Good Shepherd! Volunteers will come together to tear up asphalt by hand and free the soil!
Hard impermeable urban surfaces interrupt the natural water cycle by preventing rain water from soaking into the ground. When rainwater flows over pavement it picks up a wide range of polluting materials, including motor oil, anti-freeze, tire residue, pet waste and cigarette butts. Green spaces help filter and absorb polluted storm water. Join fellow community members in tearing up the asphalt to make way for two long garden beds full of native trees and perennials! Registration for our planting volunteer opportunity in October will be available soon!
Learn more about the Depave Paradise program here
What to Bring and Wear:
Please wear long sleeves and pants, dress appropriate for the weather (rain or shine!), and expect to get dirty! Closed toed shoes are mandatory, and we will provide toe caps for those without steel-toe boots. Tools, safety equipment and a safety briefing, as well as light refreshments will be provided! Please bring your own reusable water bottle and a mask to wear when physical distancing is not possible. Parking is available on-site.
If you are interested in having a more involved and/or supervisory volunteer role, please send an expression of interest to Helena at email@example.com!
Please complete our volunteer waiver before you sign up!