Chameleon, May 24, 2008, 04:46:00 AM:
Maybe we can pool our efforts or do a plant swap. I'm in London ON, with friends in Hamilton.
roseman, May 28, 2008, 03:47:23 AM:
sounds good. It would be great to get more people on board. We just bought a house, so a lot of our plants are from splits, and need a year to mature. Let's keep in touch, and pass me on to your friends in Hamilton. We live in the downtown area (Corktown). Its a great area where the residents have a great pride for their community. I'm hoping to get more people excited about creating some natural beauty in the downtown core.
The people in downtown Hamilton are wonderful people and do pull together to do things. As far as beauty is concerned, right downtown isn't too bad... but just off downtown is really wanting. I don't know if they've developed the field on Barton behind the Wellington Tim Horton"s, but that fenced area would be perfect target practice for some wildflower seed bombs. If you really want to make a difference, try a community veggie patch on the empty lot at the southeast corner of Barton and Wellington. You'll have to have a lot of people because you'll have to import some dirt to cover the lot, but people will come to work in it if you can get it going. Whatever you do, don't plant anything edible in Beasley Park. The land is TOXIC from the textile factory. We thought about raspberry bushes a while back to help the kids get some vitamin C, but thought better of it. It's not healthy for the poor inner city kids who come to Dr. Davey school half-starved in the mornings - and the school also sits on toxic land, right next to the transformer station with all its carcinotoxic EMR. Not to mention the dioxins that got deposited in the nearby area from the great Plastimet fire that they thinly covered over with another park just behind the hospital. Great place to raise your kiddies, hey? I know of no place in Canada where the war on poverty rages more. The inhabitants put up a great resistance!