Planting Happiness Reducing Hunger

Hamilton Victory Gardens is a not-for-profit team of community volunteers dedicated to alleviating hunger and food insecurity in Hamilton Ontario and local communities by using urban agriculture to provide fresh produce to local food banks and meal programs. Hamilton Victory Gardens transforms empty city lots into places of community, education and growth.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gerry Ludlow.
Gerry was one our dedicated volunteers at Hamilton Victory Gardens.
We send deepest condolences to his wife Greta and family.


The Board of Directors for Hamilton Victory Gardens are looking forward to the 2023 season and welcome your participation.

Hamilton Victory Gardens has partnered with Indwell Hamilton and Compass Community Health Hamilton.

Indwell Hamilton has existing garden plots and in partnership with HVG, fresh produce will be grown to benefit the residents while planting pollinator and butterfly plants to benefit the environment.

In partnership with Compass Community Health, HVG will have access to their greenhouse for seasonal and out of season planting. We welcome greenhouse enthusiasts to volunteer. Look for details on our website in March or early April by clicking location/schedules.

The St Helen site will be open again this season. We welcome volunteers to attend our listed Worker Bee session..

The Jones Rd site has closed permanently due to the demolition of the Kiwanis Bldg and no water source.

A big thank you to all the volunteers and site coordinators that contributed to the garden!

We are recruiting site coordinators and volunteers.
If interested, please send your interest in writing to
More details of this exciting new opportunity will follow.

Together, we can reduce hunger and plant happiness!

Mark Tennant
Chairperson of the Board of Directors


Hamilton Victory Gardens – Canada

Most Dedicated Food Poverty Alleviation Team – Canada

Donations Request


Hamilton Victory Gardens Needs Your Help! The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges throughout the 2020 season and into the 2021 season, consequently causing the permanent closure of one of our largest gardens and the temporary closure of our Macassa Lodge Garden site. Creating engaging, beautiful and accessible green space, growing healthy produce and reducing food insecurity are of the utmost importance to us. Despite the obstacles we have experienced last season, we are not giving up! We are seeking donations to help us enhance our existing gardens so that we can continue to grow and harvest an abundance of fresh, healthy produce and continue to reduce food insecurity in Hamilton. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us to plant happiness and reduce hunger!

We are currently running a campaign to assist us with achieving our goal of decreasing food insecurities for as long as we can in the 2021 growing season and beyond.

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“Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.” 

Jacques Diouf




Learn the history and roots of Hamilton Victory Gardens


From Tools to tractors to building a bed – Consider donating to HVG.


Anyone can get involved with Hamilton Victory Gardens! Volunteer and help



Only $15 available in Med, LG and XL
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We would like to take the opportunity to thank some of our sponsors who, without their on-going support, we would not be a success in our mission to #FEEDHAMILTON! Thank you!

Hamilton Victory Gardens
P.O. Box 37046 Cannon Street E.
Hamilton ON
L8L 0A8

Charitable Reg. No. 82694 5883 RR0001