On Saturday (June 6), I headed out to a branch of the Hamilton Public Library down Barton Street East to attend the monthly Gibson and Landsdale Area (GALA) Meeting to see what's being planned for the area and to promote the project to get some more publicity. They were busy planning many great things for the community such as the Barton Street Festival, Pan-Am BBQ, and the Beautiful Alleys Clean-up. Brenda Duke (GALA co-treasurer) later offered to include our poster in the July/August community paper (The Herald), so hopefully requests for street trees continue to be fly in once our project is over!
After the GALA meeting, I headed over to Powell Park to meet volunteer Maine Be to host our very own 100in1 Day Hamilton intervention! We set up a table where kids could draw while we talk to their parents about the benefits of street trees. After 2 hours of talking to several families, we got a few requests and had many people interested in the program! Hopefully they visit the Hamilton Free Street Tree website and request their very own. To wrap up our day, we headed down Barton for a bit of door-to-door canvassing.
|Turnout at Trailhead Ontario 2015 Community Day|