What is, or was, a native plant?

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Climate change is prodding us to rethink what plants we consider “native”. This article looks at the northward spread of southern plants. But consider also the retreat of northern species–… Read more »

Winner announced!

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for immediate release Hamilton– First-ever Monarch Awards for the cultivation of pollinator-friendly, sustainable gardens: Winner announced! Hamilton’s first-ever Monarch Awards competition has a winner! Kirkendall resident Glenn Barrett has received… Read more »

Monarch Awards Update

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2016 TOP TEN FINALISTS Glenn and Kim Barrett Margaret Juraj Jane Koopman Susan Noakes Peter Queck Tanya Ritchie (Cathy Swenson) Amy Taylor Jocelyn Weatherbe Kerri Withers The judges have made… Read more »

Winners to be announced

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A quick update from our judges… the decision will be made by Friday July 8th. And here’s a little bit of eye candy, just to give some volume to this… Read more »

Outside Wards 1 – 4

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Due to many requests to open up the Monarch Awards applications beyond wards 1- 4 we have decided to go with the demand in spite of our very limited capacity!… Read more »

Monarch Awards in the News (again)

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The Monarch Awards was one of several projects that received grant money from the City’s Neighbourhood Engagement Matching Grant Program in 2016. It’s good to learn the program has been… Read more »

Hamilton Monarch Awards to recognize gardeners planting naturalized, pollinator-friendly gardens.

For immediate release April 22nd, 2016 Hamilton Monarch Awards to recognize gardeners planting naturalized, pollinator-friendly gardens. Hamilton— Four local environmental groups have partnered together to recognize gardens and gardeners for… Read more »