Birge Street Meadow, Hamilton

The Birge Street Meadow got an extreme makeover on October 14 in this latest #GreenMyCity project partnership.  
With the help of more than 40 volunteers, nearly 300 native plants supplied by Connon Nurseries were put into garden beds, as well as five trees from the City of Hamilton and Trees for Hamilton along a 700-metre strip of land across the street from Hamilton Health Services complex at 30 Birge Street. 
The idea for this project came to Brenda Duke five years ago when she attended the grand opening of a community vegetable garden at the downtown Hamilton General Hospital campus.  “We looked across the street saw weeds and overgrown trees,” Brenda said. “And we said: ‘Something’s got to be done about that.’”
The ball got rolling on rejuvenating the meadow last summer when Brenda and volunteers installed raised-bed pollinator gardens on Birge St between Wellington St and Victoria St.