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COVID-19 Preparedness: Ensuring the health and safety of our community

All public programs at the McQuesten Urban Farm are currently suspended.

Click here for the latest information.

OUR TEAM

Adam Watson

Adam Watson

Kevin Hamilton MCUF

Kevin Hamilton MCUF

Amy Bonin

Amy Bonin

Rachel Mellen

Rachel Mellen

Pat Reid

Pat Reid

Adam Watson

City of Hamilton, Project Manager
Neighourhood Action Strategy Healthy & Safe Communities Department

Kevin Hamilton

Lead Farmer and Farm Operations Manager at McQuesten Urban Farm

Kevin Hamilton has been farming organically for 20 years. Currently working at McQuesten urban farm as lead farmer, he shares his passion and knowledge of organic growing within this community.

 

He has ridden his bicycle across Canada raising awareness about food and the environment over 15,000 kms, rode 4000 kms across Australia in 1999/2000 and in 2005 he rode 22,000 kms again by bicycle visiting farms from Portugal to Vietnam to learn all he could about farming without the aid of petrochemicals.

 

He was also the youngest ever recipient of the Hamilton Environmentalist of the Year. He is an avid cyclist, environmentalist and political agitator.

Amy Bonin

On-site manager, farmer, engager and administrator at McQuesten Urban Farm

Amy Bonin has been with McQuesten Urban Farm for almost 5 years. In this time she has rekindled and rallied her passions for growing food, food justice, cooking and working with her community to improve the McQuesten neighbourhood. With a background in journalism and graphic design, Amy has combined these skills with farming to help the project grow online and in the fields.

 

When she is at the farm you can hear her talking about food (always), farming, taking pictures for the farm’s social media, petting dogs, at weekly volunteer sessions and the seasonal fresh produce market. At home you will find Amy growing vegetables, working on her never-ending perennial pollinator garden, canning, cooking, playing roller derby and crafting.

Rachel Mellen

Farmer, engagement and maintenance staff at McQuesten Urban Farm

Rachel originally came to the farm as a volunteer in 2019. Rachel enjoys researching and learning about our crops and interacting with our community members and the local wildlife. She is looking forward to continue to learn more about farming and continuing to contribute to the community. 

Pat Reid

Pioneer of farm and longtime volunteer and neighbour.

Pat Reid is a McQuesten neighbour and long time volunteer. at McQuesten Urban Farm and the McQuesten Community Planning Team. Pat alongside other with other McQuesten residents dreamt up this community farm and brought it to life with the help of the City Of Hamilton and our community partners. 

 

"The farm has satisfied my desire to homestead. Now in some small way, mission accomplished." Pat