The Children’s Garden

Our Community Partners: 
Hamilton Children’s Museum: Karen McCartney and Team Environment Hamilton: Dr Lynda Lukasik and Team
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre: Natasha Findlay-ClairmontDundurn National Historic Site: Victoria Bick, Sapphire Singh and Team
Elaine Lee: Indigenous Consultant & Mentor, Traditional Healing Program Coordinator, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre McQuesten Urban Farm: Amy Bonin and Team
Wild Carrot Homestead: Laura Buckley Gage Park Softball Association: Mark Vanderheyden
Le Petite Pomme: Mary Clement Hamilton Community Garden Network Neighbour to Neighbour Food Centre: Amy Angelo
Turkstra Lumber Hamilton 
In Kind Sponsorships:
Milestones Public Relations: Jenny Shin & Andrea Joseph Ross and McBride: Rebecca Jeffrey & Wade Poziomka
William Dam Seeds Ltd: Connie Bijl Turkstra Lumber Hamilton 
Black Swallow Living Soils Freeman’s Herbs: Jeff Nickerson, Kim Martin, Brook Tekle Wolde and Team
Luna Adventures Inc & The Luna Homestead: David Masters Van Noort Bulbs
Lee Valley ToolsTropical Expressions Garden Centre 
Connons NurseriesNeedlework
Fortino’s (Mall Road)Hamilton Naturalists’ Club
Long and McQuadeTauskela Woodworks: Bill Tauskela
Partnership with the City of Hamilton: Divisions: The people behind the City partnerships:
Parks & Recreation 
McQuesten Urban Farm 
Urban Indigenous Strategy 
Ward 3 Office 
Adopt a Park 
Hamilton Children’s Museum 
Dundurn National Historic Site 
Forestry & Horticultural 
Sarah Emke, Kara Bunn, Marcia Monaghan, Florence Pirrera, Kiley Elliott, Shelly Hill, Beth Dockstator and team, Adam Watson, Amy Bonin, Ward 3 Office: Councilor Nrinder Nann, Kerry LeClair and Team

Thank yous! Our team:
Founding members: Hazel Cho, Juby Lee, Anaïs Cho, and Michael Bonin 
Gardening Experts: Jes Gale, Laura Buckley, Victoria Bick 
Core team: Marc Pinard-Brown, Megan Sonke, Andrea Joseph, Riina Knowles, Daniella Milan, Melody Lee 
Volunteers: Amy Gowling, Denise O’Brien, Nancy Cheong, Leeor Levy, Caroline Fehr, Nigel Dean 
Little Planters (a growing group of children advisory and helpers) Anaïs C, Adeline S, Levi S, Cece, Ava H and our growing list! 

There are so many people to thank! If we forgot anyone, please blame our heads and not our hearts! The Children’s Garden started as an idea in 2021. And we are grateful to every single person who has helped make this garden a reality!