After seeing the negative effects of traditional products on her grand children, Mary Lou started Mrs. Greenway, a new shop in downtown Dundas.  They not only carry all natural products, but even their flooring was milled locally and harvested from Ash trees that the city took down and their lighting in store is very low-energy LED lighting.  Their mission statement “Let’s protect our children and our children’s children” says it all!

Restaurant

Collin’s
Quatrefoil

Cafe

Detour

Shop

Picone Fine Food

Event

Buskerfest

Natural Feature

 

Rochelle MartinFuneral Alternatives is a project let by Rochelle Martin, providing advice and education on the options available to care for their loved ones before and after death.  Learn more about the alternatives that are available and some of the ways we used to fulfill our obligations only a couple generations ago, and what natural options areas like the UK are using in order to benefit generations to come.

Restaurant

B & T

Cafe

Mulberry

Shop

Mustard Seed

Event

Supercrawl
Paris to Ancaster Race

Natural Feature

Bayfront Trail

Honest Field FarmsKate Flynn is co-owner and operations manager at Honest Field Farms, an organic vegetable farm based in Millgrove, Ontario, just outside the city of Hamilton.  We chat about her journey from suburban New York to Hamilton, some of the challenges with running a sustainable farm, and some of her favourite things about the city.

Interview Links

Frequently asked questions
FarmStart

Restaurant

Burnt Tongue

Cafe

Homegrown

Shop

Mixed Media

Event

thou ART pARTy

Natural Feature

Escarpment

Justin HallJustin Hall is co-founder of Start the Cycle, a non-profit ‘bike share’ program for school aged children between the ages of 5 and 15 similar to the for profit bike share models others use.  We chat about how the program works, why this and other programs encouraging physical activity are so important, winter biking and why it’s totally doable (and fun!), and some Justin’s favourite parts of the city.

Restaurant

Shop

Event

Natural Feature

Greg LenkoGreg Lenko is founder of the Escarpment Project, an annual escarpment clean-up day that quickly grew to become the largest volunteer environmental clean up in Hamilton and one of the largest of its kind in Canada.  We chat about how the event started and some of the challenges involved, the impact the cleanup is having, and some of Greg’s favourite parts of the city.

Interview Links:

Escarpment Project – Get Involved
Starbucks
McMaster Innovation Park

Restaurant:

The Burnt Tongue

Cafe:

Johnny’s Coffee

Shop:

Simply Zen

Natural Feature:

Devil’s Punchbowl
Tew’s Falls

Sofia Stanidis from the Hamilton Conservation AuthorityJohn Williams Hamilton Conservation AuthoritySofia Stanidis is the Events and Business Development Coordinator and John Williams is the Dundas Valley 50 Year Vision and Strategy Project Manager for the Hamilton Conservation Authority. Sofia and John share their stories and challenges of how the beautiful parks and watershed of Hamilton are preserved and made available for us all to enjoy, and some of their favourite parts of it and the rest of the city.

Hamilton Conservation Authority Events
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
Christie Antique Show
Fifty Point Conservation Area (Salmon Fishing)
Eramosa Karst (Caves)
Tews Falls

Restaurant:

Radius
Snooty Fox (Warning: Website currently makes a honking sound that scared me!)

Café:

Mulberry
Detour

Shop:

Needle Work
Adventure Attic

Event:

Westfield Ice Cream Carnival
Valens Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Telling Tales

Natural Feature:

Crooks’ Hollow
Dundas Peak