Community Gardens.
A community garden is a space where plants are grown by the community to meet that community’s needs. The garden engages community members to grow their own vegetables and herbs, to get exercise, and to meet new friends.
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Athens Street Community Gardens
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
Phone: 905-385-0662
Contact: Jessica Venema
Address: 61 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1V9
Dates: Garden open Apr-Oct
Hours: Admin: Tue-Fri 9 am-1 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all; Preference is given to previous gardeners and Neighbour to Neighbour clients.
How to apply: Application deadline is mid-end of April * See website for application.
Community garden in the Athens Street area that encourages citizens to grow their own food or flowers with the option to donate what they have grown. Part of the Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN).
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Churchill Park Community Gardens
Ontario Public Interest Research Group
Phone: 905-546-9140 ext 27289
Contact:
Address: Teaching Gardens in Churchill Park, 85 Oak Knoll Dr, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4C2
Dates: Victoria Day Weekend to Oct 31
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm until end of Aug * 8 am-sunset after Aug
Cost: Program - $60/plot
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Contact for information
Community garden offering garden plots for rent. Operates as a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group of McMaster University (OPIRG) on a lease from the City of Hamilton. Volunteer opportunities available. Part of the Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN).
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Community Gardens
North Hamilton Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-523-6611 Ext 3006
Contact: Scott Paige
Address: 438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 4N5
Dates: May-October
Hours: Hours vary
Cost: Program - $15/plot
Who can access this service?: Age 16 years and older; Preference given to North End and Keith Neighbourhood residents. All newcomer groups are eligible to participate.
How to apply: Contact for information
Offers three community gardens program sites in the north end of Hamilton. * Paradise Garden - 240 Burlington St E * Keith Garden - 100 Burton (corner of Douglas St) * St. David’s Garden - St. David’s Church, 474 Wentworth St N
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Dundas Community Gardens Association
Phone: 905-574-1334 Press 7
Contact:
Address: 70 Olympic Dr, Dundas, ON, L9H 7P5
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Cost: Program - $30-$60 depending on plot size (large is 40' x 20', medium 30' x 20', small 15' x 20')
Who can access this service?: Open to all area residents
How to apply: Contact for information
Community garden in the Dundas area that encourages citizens to grow their own food, flowers with the option to donate what they have grown. Part of the Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN).
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Grub Club
North Hamilton Community Health Centre
Phone: 905-523-6611 ext 3006
Contact: Scott Paige, Community Development Worker
Website: www.nhchc.ca
1. 438 Hughson St N, Hamilton, ON, L8L 4N5
2. Birge Park, 167 Birge St, Hamilton, ON, L8L 3L8
Dates: May-Oct
Hours: Tue 5 pm-7 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Age 6 years to 13 years
How to apply: Registration is required
Program for young north end students interested in learning to cook, garden and try new ways of being active. Children learn to prepare healthy meals and snacks, explore physical activity and creativity and learn more about nutrition and healthy living in this gardening and cooking club. Each group meets once per week.
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Hamilton Community Garden Network
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Phone: 905-574-1334
Contact: Amy Angelo,
Email: info@hcgn.ca
Website: hcgn.ca
Address: 28 Athens St, Hamilton, ON, L9C 3K9
Hours: Administration Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-3:30 pm * Service Hours: Mon-Wed 9 am-3:30 pm * Thu 12:30 pm-7:30 pm * Fri Closed
Cost: None; Program - some special events and programs;
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Contact for information
Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN) provides resources and tools needed to start, run, or participate in community garden development.
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Hamilton Victory Gardens
Phone: 905-921-5918
Contact: Andrew Sweetman, Horticulture Manager
Address:
Dates: Apr 1-Oct 31
Hours: Volunteer schedules vary by site
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all. Individuals, families, teams, and business groups are encouraged. Will accommodate groups for "day of volunteering" and team-building programs.
How to apply: Contact for information
Community gardens offered at various sites to provide local, organic, fresh produce to individuals who are marginalized through local hot meal programs and food banks. Volunteer opportunities available.
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The King's Garden
West Highland Baptist Church
Phone: 905-387-5385 * Garden: 905-648-2472
Contact: Fred Heslinga
Address: 1605 Garth St, Hamilton, ON, L9B 1X8
Dates: May 1 - Oct 15
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 8:30 am-12 noon
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Food bank recipients
How to apply: Contact for information
The King's Garden grows fresh produce to help the needy in Hamilton, using a volunteer workforce to supply local food banks, soup kitchens as well as identified individuals and families.
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McQuesten Urban Farm
Phone: 905-547-0623
Contact: Pat Reid
Address: St. Helen's Centre @ McQuesten, 785 Britannia Ave Room 16, Hamilton, ON, L8H 2B6
Hours: 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Cost: None
Who can access this service?: Open to all McQuesten neighbourhood residents
How to apply: Contact for information
An initiative to increase food security in the McQuesten area in the green space behind the former St. Helen's school. Services include: * Providing employment opportunities and sweat equity rewards * Giving fresh fruits and vegetables year-round * Reducing urban poverty and food insecurity while enhancing the neighbourhood's health and well-being * Offering recreational opportunities for the neighbours * Opening the door to training opportunities and mentorship and more
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Rotary Sunrise Garden at St. Mark's
St. Mark's United Church
Phone: 905-304-3682
Contact: Nic Schulz
Address: 1 Lynndale Rd, Dundas, ON, L9H 3L4
Dates: May-Oct
Hours: Hours vary
Cost: Program - Small fee for garden beds for personal use
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Download an application form and email it to the garden organizers (see website for link)
Community garden that grows fresh vegetables for the Dundas Food Bank and encourage learning about gardening and build community. Half of the space is dedicated to growing food for the Food Bank and is managed by volunteers. This community garden is a collaboration of St. Mark's United Church and the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club. Donations are welcome.
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Victoria Park Community Gardens
Phone: 905-529-0047 * Neighbour to Neighbour Centre 905-574-1334 ex 213
Contact: Margaret Holland,
Website: hcgn.ca/
Address: 516 King St W, Hamilton, ON
Dates: From Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am-8 pm
Cost: Program - 6 x 3 metres $80.58 * Raised Bed 1 x 2.3 metres - $19.38
Who can access this service?: Open to all
How to apply: Contact for information
Community garden in the Victoria Park area that encourages citizens to grow their own food and flowers, with the option to donate what they have grown. Volunteer opportunities available. Part of the Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN).
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