Join us in bringing more community greenspace to the Barton Village!
Green Venture, in partnership with the Barton Village BIA, Adele Pierre Landscape Architect, and the City of Hamilton are back with the Depave on Barton initiative. The next depave project will take place at the corner of Emerald St N and Barton St E beside Hello Baked, and has been made possible through capital funds made available by the Ward 3 office and with support from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.
Volunteers will assist in planting and mulching a small garden bed!
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 planting two long garden beds full of native trees and perennials!
Learn more about the Depave Paradise program here
What to Bring and Wear:
Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and dress appropriate for the weather (rain or shine!), and expect to get dirty! You are welcome to bring your own favourite gardening tool, but tools, gloves, safety equipment will be provided. Safety briefing will occur before work starts.
Please bring your own reusable water bottle. Light refreshments will be provided.
Street parking available nearby. Municipal parking lot across the street on Emerald St N, south side of Barton.
Masks are encouraged when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Please complete our volunteer waiver BEFORE you sign up!