Friday, August 19, 2016

Woodlands Park Literacy Trail: Bloom where you're planted!

We're excited to be continuing our work with the City through Alex Moroz, Community Liaison Coordinator at Parks and Cemeteries--Public Works, to plant more pollinator paradise patches across Hamilton. For instance, we will be part of the great work going on at Woodlands Park, off Barton Street East--an area of the city that can use some tender loving care.

The project will clean up an old alley and create a new literacy trail extension in the park. As well our pollinator patches, the trail will get a makeover with new trees and gardens.

The PPP is proud to be also included in developing the content for panels describing the life cycle of a bumblebee!

As part of the city's goal to reduce poverty by increasing literacy resources, reading pods will be established to encourage children and families to sit and enjoy a book under a tree or surrounded by vegetation. There will also be solar powered lighting and a technology charging station.

With literacy and neighbourhood pride, by enhancing and beautifying the community, that old adage, "you bloom where you are planted" might have a chance at taking root.

Students in the Rotary Club of Hamilton’s Rotary Literacy Program, attending the launch! 
The project is funded through CN EcoConnexions ($25,000) and matched by Councillor Matthew Green ($25, 000 from area rating). Trees Canada is the other partner on this project.

Lucy Day Park: Make Over
We have also been planting a native plant garden at Lucy Day Park, also in the east end of Hamilton.