Dundas Repair Cafe Launches December 2023

Dundas Repair Cafe logo

Action 13 is joining the international repair movement – started in Amsterdam in 2009 – by launching our own local Repair Cafe that will help Dundas residents have simple household items repaired rather than thrown away.

The Dundas Repair Cafe team has plans for this to be regular part of our community, with capacity to repair a broad range of items, including textile repairs, lamps and other furniture items, small appliances, leather goods, garden tools, and more.

If you would like to volunteer at these events (as a greeter or repair volunteer), please email lindsay@knightpfiffer.com.

See our Events page for times and dates of upcoming Repair Cafe events.

Green Block Growing

A small group gathers outdoors in a garden to learn about soil health.

Sharing and learning together in community is at the centre of our “Green Block” project. All are welcome to join our Monday meet-ups (April – November) where we explore a different topic and hands on activity each week.

The Green Block is also the site for various events ranging from native plant giveaways to learning side by side with permaculture and gardening experts.

With funding support from the Ed Smee Fund (2022) and City of Hamilton (2023).

Dundas Seed Library

Photo and location of each of the five seed libraries in Dundas

OPEN FOR 2023 SEASON

Handmade from upcycled materials and painted by local artists our Dundas Seed Library project is all about making it easier for you to grow! Our volunte).er Seed Team stocks the six (6) seed libraries with vegetable seeds and seeds for Ontario native plants. 

Funded with proceeds from Action 13’s plant sale (2023) with kickstart funding through a City of Hamilton Placemaking Grant (2021).

Great Pawpaw Parade

Pawpaw Parade collage

In the spirit and practice of reconciliation, Action 13 and Continuous Carolinian Canada are inviting both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to help bring the pawpaw back to southern Ontario. 


Visit https://caroliniancanada.ca/pawpaw for details on how to be involved. To be considered to receive a pair of pawpaw or one of the special Healing Gardens Native Plant Garden Kits you need to submit online via the In The Zone Tracker. Deadline to apply is October 9.

Spare a Square - Park Edition

With partner Continuous Carolinian Garden

Three full colour images side by side. First photo shows a blueberry shrub. Second photo is a fuzzy black and yellow bumble bee collectin pollen from a puple flower. Third photo is a close up of Swamp milk week pinkish bloom. All of these plants support pollinators and wildlife.

Excited by the prospect of a pollinator garden in your neighbourhood park? Submit an Expression of Interest form by August 27, 2022

Expression of interest form (Google users)

Expression of interest form (Word format)

For more information contact ContinuousCarolinianGarden@gmail.com

Spare a Square Pilot

Summer 2022 – Thank you for your interest, the container gardening pilot is now closed. Watch for future opportunities.

With support from the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club.