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.
Mary Street Garden Closure
Due to unforeseen circumstances and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamilton Victory Gardens is very sad to announce that our Mary Street garden will be temporarily closing for the remainder of the 2020 season.
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 temporary 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 are currently in consultation with the City of Hamilton and working hard to devise a plan for this garden for the 2021 season. 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.
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!