Well, here we are, approaching the end of another awesome year of planting and promoting pollinator habitat and conservation.
We have enjoyed every moment of it! The enthusiasm that this project generates demonstrates that Hamiltonians really understand the importance of biodiversity and building habitat across the city.
We held many events, such as design workshops, plantings, plant sales, our annual forum, and more.
We partnered with many groups and organizations such as schools, faith communities, Parks and Recreation, CityHousing, and we plan to do even more of this in the new year.
In June, we launched the first ever, Hamilton Monarch Awards in partnership with a few other local groups, participated in Carolinian Canada's Restoring Resilience Conference in October, and were included in many publications and media.
Many of you certified your pollinator friendly garden with our free Certification Program, and received a free lawn sign that encourages others in the neighbourhood to view your garden as beneficial for nature (and maybe, do the same!). You can view our pollinator paradise map here.
Now, we are gearing up for another year of involving more people in building a pollinator corridor across Hamilton.
We already have a line up of upcoming events, starting in January with our bee-nest box building workshop, so please do check out our listings.
We are always interested in hearing from you about your pollinator garden experience, tips and tricks, concerns and so on, so please feel free to drop us a line or a photo! Until next year!