The goal of the Beautification team is to make Blackburn Hamlet an attractive and welcoming community. As we look ahead, we would like to broaden our goals for the beautification of Blackburn. We are always looking for volunteers to join our BCA Beautification Committee with new ideas (i.e., add lighting to these signs, expand our perennial gardens, create other flower projects such as hanging baskets along the main thoroughfares of Blackburn Hamlet, promote the existing City tree planting programs and neighborhood canopy regeneration projects, etc.,). There are so many magnificent gardens and gardeners in our neighborhood! Please consider joining us to help beautify our community! If you are interested in volunteering to beautify Blackburn with new ideas, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rain barrel sales in Blackburn a success!Published in The BANAR August 2023 Miriam Hampson This year, the BCA partnered with RainBarrel.ca to sell rain barrels to our community. RainBarrel.ca reclaims food grade barrels and repurposes them as rain barrels. Once used to transport fruits and vegetables, they now offer years of reliable service as rain barrels. Partnering with various non-profit organizations, … Read more
- Thank you Blackburn Hamlet garden watering teamPublished in The BANAR August 2023 Miriam Hampson If you have noticed some flowery blooms when entering our Hamlet, then you can thank the 16 volunteers that diligently water these plants weekly to welcome and beautify our community! This volunteer job is not for the weary! You have to be able to tolerate the heat, … Read more
- Another Successful BCA Garden TourPublished in The BANAR, August 2023 Cynthia Hoisak How do you push the boundaries from last year’s successful garden tour, to a more wonderful one this year? You add two wonderful musicians, a vocalist with a keyboard, and two master gardeners to answer questions, to the program. To set off the weekend on Friday night, … Read more
- BLACKBURN HAMLET GARDEN TOUR 2023Date: July 8 & 9, 10 am to 4 pm Where: Gardens throughout the Hamlet After last year’s successful garden tour, we’re back! Join us for the second Blackburn Hamlet Garden. Tour the participating gardens, for free, with family and friends. Cash donations for the Life Centre Foodbank will be gratefully accepted at each garden. … Read more
- Rain Barrels for Sale!The BCA Beautification Team is in planning mode and we need your help! Purchase a rain barrel through our affiliated fundraiser to support the environment and development of our gateway gardens. Order now and get it delivered right to your door or pick up at the Community Hall on June 22, 2023. To purchase a … Read more
- Beautifying BlackburnBy Miriam Hampson Communities like Blackburn Hamlet are fortunate to have an incredible legacy of wonderful volunteers who help enrich our neighborhood in so many ways. Recently, I took a moment to read previous issues of the BANAR on the BCA website. These past BANAR articles were full of history and interesting Blackburn activities dating … Read more