Planting Happiness, Reducing Hunger
Hamilton Victory Gardens is a not-for-profit team of community volunteers dedicated to alleviating hunger and food insecurity in Hamilton Ontario and local communities by using urban agriculture to provide fresh produce to local food banks and meal programs. Hamilton Victory Gardens transforms empty city lots into places of community, education and growth.
Hamilton Victory Gardens Needs Your Help! The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges throughout the 2020 season and has caused the temporary closure of one of our largest gardens. Creating engaging, beautiful and accessible green space, growing healthy produce and reducing food insecurity are of the utmost importance to us. Despite the obstacles we have experienced this season, we are not giving up! We are seeking donations to help us enhance our existing gardens so that we can continue to grow and harvest an abundance of fresh, healthy produce and continue to reduce food insecurity in Hamilton. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us to plant happiness and reduce hunger!
We are currently running a campaign to assist us with achieving our goal of decreasing food insecurities for as long as we can in the 2020 growing season and beyond.
Please visit our campaign here.
Mary Street Garden Closure
The Board of Hamilton Victory Gardens made the difficult decision to exit the Mary St N garden permanently due to the uncertainty of our future at that location. With this in mind, we recognized the need to clear the land and return it to a safe and clean place that is presentable to the community. We have been collaborating with the owner of the land and have recognized that an open garden at this location is no longer sustainable.
We understand how important community gardens are to the communities they are built within. They provide many physical, social and emotional benefits for residents including increased access to green space, education, skill building and social networking opportunities, as well as increased physical and emotional well-being through working with the land and building a connection to nature. Additionally, our gardens at Hamilton Victory Gardens produce fresh, healthy produce for food banks, helping to reduce food insecurity in Hamilton.
The closure of our Mary Street garden this season is a deep loss, but we assure you that we will continue to work hard at our other gardens to provide beautiful green spaces and an abundance of fresh produce for the Hamilton community. We would like to sincerely thank everybody who has played a part in helping this garden to be the beautiful, productive and thriving garden it has been for many years. Your hard work throughout the years is deeply valued and appreciated. Thank you for helping us to work towards our mission of planting happiness and reducing hunger.