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Total Harvest and Volunteering Opportunities 

As of this date, our total of fresh produce harvested has now exceeded 37,000 POUNDS!! In the past two weeks, we have harvested and donated the following: the end of our tomato crops, peppers, carrots, turnip, squash, potatoes, and cold crops like lettuce, radishes, spinach and swiss chard.The following THREE sites still have lots of tasks to be done to complete the final harvest and prepare the beds for winter, so please consider helping out:

Cancord site at Mary & Barton St. (behind Food Basics)—work bees on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon
St. Helen site on Britannia Avenue (Woodward & Melvin): work bees on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon and Wednesday evenings from 4:00 to dusk

Stoney Creek site at 200 Jones Road (near Hwy 8): work bees on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon and Wednesday late afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE

to our VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

If you have not already done so, PLEASE REGISTER NOW for the Hamilton Victory Garden Harvest CELEBRATION DINNER
Saturday, November 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
At Philpott Memorial Church (84 York Blvd., across from Central Library)

To honour and show appreciation to our donors, sponsors, supporters, and especially to ALL our volunteers!
To celebrate the bountiful harvest at all the Victory Garden Sites
To have a delicious dinner and a time of sharing memories

Games, prizes, photos of the 2016 gardening season—and LOTS more!
Our special Master of Ceremonies will be Jane Allison from the Hamilton Spectator!!
 *******Please note that there is NO COST for you and a guest!!*******
  WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU CAN ATTEND!!
Please R.S.V.P. by email (hamiltonvictorygardens@gmail.com)
or by phone (905-575-9439) by October 30th
Students from Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School helping to harvest potatoes at the Cancord site.

NEW VOLUNTEER GROUPS IN THE GARDENS

These groups have volunteered over the past few weeks at various garden sites:
  • City of Hamilton IT Team;
  • a youth group from Blessings Church;
  • participants of a Community Living program;
  • a team from ArcelorMittal Dofasco;
  • a group of almost SIXTY Grade 8 students from St. Joachim Catholic School in Ancaster;
  • and students in an Alternate Education program with Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.
Upcoming groups that are scheduled to come to “Give Back to their Community” include:
  • staff members of Hamilton General Hospital;
  • members of the Filipino McMaster Student Association;
  • 3 classes of Grade 10 Civics students from Ancaster High School;
  • and a team of employees from Ontario Works & Community and Emergency Services.
A BIG THANKS to everyone who has assisted—and to those who are continuing to help out—at our garden sites!!
Members of the ECHO Adult Day Program preparing harvested produce for donation to local food banks

WORK BEE SESSIONS

Note: To request information about volunteering over the next few weeks as we do the final harvest and prepare the beds for winter, or to receive a Volunteer Application form and Welcome Package, contact us at
hamiltonvictorygardens@gmail.com

Participants in a Community Living Program with over 20 pounds of fresh spinach that they harvested at the St. Helen site.
A volunteer, Dea, ready to distribute HVG veggies to the participants of the Friday “Coffee’s On” Drop-In Program at Hughson St. Baptist Church

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