An evening with author and natural garden advocate Lorraine Johnson as we talk about the intersections of climate change and biodiversity. And what we can do at the local level right here in Hamilton.
Hosted by Action 13 at SHED Brewing, 65 Hatt Street, Dundas.
Thank you to The Printed Word bookstore for arraning the book signing table.
Join us for an exciting event where you’ll learn to identify the common invasive plants that pose the biggest threat to our natural ecosystem.
Living Design Process workshop “Playing Nature’s Tune”
Saturday July 15, 2023 at 10am-12pm
How can we harmonize our lives with life’s creative melody?
Green Block Growing presents an interactive Living Design Process (LDP) workshop.
Spend your morning at the Green Block with your LDP guide Adrian Hodgson, Design Jam Permaculture, as we immerse ourselves in an experiential creative process that aims to spark a fresh perspective.
“Living Design Process”
What if how we created a building, or a garden, or even a conversation resonated deeply with how a tree or embryo grows?
Living Design Process is an exploration of how it might go if our change-making were at one with the way life continually creates itself
.. as a radical and transformative approach to how we humans understand and enact our role as expressions of Earth.
By consciously evolving how we create, LDP brings new levels of life, beauty and wholeness to what we create.
Cost: FREE or pay as you like (proceeds go to Green Block Growing events –suggested donation $0-$20, or some alternative means of support). All ages are welcome
Location: At the “Green Block” on Kerr St (off Hatt St. and Ogilvie St., behind the Metro grocery store parking lot)
Rain or shine
Since ancient times friends and family have gathered to celebrate the return of light, sunlight, life, fertility, and the potential for a good harvest. Join us at the Green Block in Dundas to celebrate the solstice and the beginning of summer.
This gathering is on Saturday June 24 from 10:00am – noon at the “Green Block” on Kerr Street beside the Metro grocery store. Rain or shine.
This gathering is a celebration of the summer solstice and will have a special emphasis on kids. There will be activities including, bee house making, origami and planting of a sunflower to take home. There will also be a microscope for looking at the life in the soil, and more!
Starting Thursday June 1 we’re excited to partner with the UK-based climate group “Take the Jump” for their first ever North American “climate ambassador” sessions.
Format: Online each Thursday at 6pm EST for five (5) weeks.
Sessions will be recorded.
Details: This online course will give you all the tools you need to communicate about making sustainable changes, and Taking the Jump, in a way that will avoid conflict, inspire people, and lead to positive outcomes. The course includes various learning materials and plenty of chances to practice communicating.Session topics are:
- Connecting with others (June 1) – Exploring the barriers to making a change
- Change through inspiration (June 8) – Exciting others about what’s possible
- Communication Toolkit (June 15) – Principles and steps for communicating, plus practice sessions.
- Deepening (une 22) – Recaps, practice and FAQ’s
- Becoming an Ambassador (June 22) – Groups, workshops, and resources
Plant Sale ! Our volunteers have been hard at work growing Ontario native plants from seed.
Limited supply. $2 each or 3 for $5
It is equally important to build a garden that benefits nature as well as fight food insecurity.
This event will focus on companion planting and growing your veg with the help of native pollinator plants.
-Proteins in the garden
-Eat less meet
Featuring local chef “Chef Nancy” with recipies for earth to table and cooking for the climate.
Plant “this” not “that” advice.
Plant sale too
Saturday May 13th at the Green Block in Dundas. From 10am – noon, rain or shine.
We live in an urban setting and space for growing is often limited to a balcony, a deck or a small corner of a back yard.
Come and learn about food production and native pollinator plants in containers of all kinds of shapes and materials.
Learn how to build a self watering wicking bed container and learn how to build a vertical garden with a wood palette.
Our popular “Saturdays in Spring” in-person events are back for 2023!
April 29 “From the Garden”
Come to the Green Block at Kerr St. by Metro. We’ll be there 10am – 12pm.
April 15 “Water and Wildflowers”
More details about events in May and June coming soon.
This is the BIG one. We need you there! Bring a sign, bring a friend. Wear green.
Starts at 1pm and will wrap up around 2pm after speeches from well known community advocates.
As part of a province wide Day of Action join the Pop Up Rally in Dundas on Saturday November 19. Bring a sign!
We are speaking up to:
-save the Greenbelt
-against Bill 23 “More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022”
Meet at 11am near the Spencer Trail at the southwest corner of the intersection at Cootes Drive and East Street N. in Dundas (across from the former Canadian Tire).
Ontario’s Bill 23 “More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022” defines the province’s own Housing Task Force. So what’s really behind this rouse to build much needed affordable housing?
More than just climate at stake here, the impacts of the proposed changes with this Bill are staggering.
Join us to talk, to listen, to share and find out what you can do. We all need to stand up against this threat.
Bill 23 Toolkit and resources available as well.
Come meet the “big trees” of the Dundas Driving Park. Learn their history and their nature on this introduction to the augmented reality walking tour.
Bring a mobile device (iPhone, iPad) if you have one. And a mug for warm apple cider from local farm.
For more details follow Dundas Driving Park AR Tree Tour group on Facebook (Meta).
From site prep and soil conditions, to plant selection and growing native plants, these sessions offer tips and shared learning experiences for gardeners of all levels.
Sept 10, Sept 19, Nov 26; various times.
New time! Now starts at 6:30pm
Do you like plants and gardening? Got food security or growing your own on your mind? If you live in the Dundas area and want to meet like minded people, come by the Green Block on Kerr Street, beside the Metro.
Every Monday from 7 to 8:30pm to meet, chat, and grow together. Drop-in when you can, all welcome. Hosted by Action 13 and the Community Permaculture Lab.
2022.May.28 Get Growing, not Mowing – demonstrations and information about container gardening, growing your own veg, habitat for bees and birds.
2022.Spring Our first outdoor series, all are welcome. April 2 “Observe and Interact” permaculture experience, April 16 “Green Block Spring Kick-off” and April 30 “Wings and Wildflowers” walk.
2022.March.26 Join us for the first of our “Saturdays in Spring” in-person events! Saturday March 26 as we walk and talk with guide and local water expert Caroline, along the lower Spencer Creek in Dundas.
2022.March.03 What is the City of Hamilton doing about the climate crisis? How are others stepping up to the challenge?
Join us for a 90-minute climate conversation. Hear from local experts about how climate change is affecting us in Hamilton. Join a breakout group on the topic of your choice and talk with others who also want to make a difference.
Whether you are just starting out on your climate journey or perhaps you’re already well on your way, we want to hear what you have to say about climate change in(action).