Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Project Update: Pollinator Paradise Sites

Eva Rothwell Centre
We are excited to be working with new partners to create more pollinator-attracting sites and expand the pollinator corridor across the City of Hamilton.


Some of our partners include City Housing (we have two locations) and the Eva Rothwell Centre.


City Housing
We will be planting a pollinator patch at City Hall (Hunter St. site) and are thrilled to have the support of Councillors A. Johnson, Matt Green, Sam Merulla and Jason Farr, where we’ve been planting in their wards (1-4). 


We're looking forward to partnering with Winston Churchill Secondary School, Bishop Ryan Secondary School and Hess St. School to plant on school property.

We're also gearing up to plant at the Down Town Mosque, Paramedic Community Garden, and we will be planting a new site (Park Row) with our friends at the Crown Point Garden Club.

Victoria Park, Strathcona.

Crown Point Trail
We will be back at our older sites, including a new patch along the Crown Point Trail with our friends at the Crown Point Garden Club, Victory Gardens and North Hamilton Community Health Centre community gardens where we'll be sprucing things up and adding more plants where necessary. We'll be expanding the Victoria Park site and Land's Inlet and will be adding to Powell Park.

City Hall.
We're planning a plant-in with Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System at Prince Point as well. As you can see, it's a busy next few months so if you are interested in joining us and helping out, contact Beatrice at bekoko@environmenthamilton.org.

Lastly, we will be celebrating Pollinator week June 20 to 24th. Pollinator Day will be June 17th at our Bobolink site (City Housing) and/or June 18th planting with the Crown Point Garden Club.

Let us know how you plan to celebrate too!