In 2019 Common Roots Urban Farm moved from Bell Rd and Robie St to make way for the QEII hospital expansion. In March, the city approved our new site at BiHi park at the bottom of Bayers Rd. We are currently settling in, getting to know our new community, and working with community groups, volunteers and MetroWorks programs throughout the summer to get our farm built.
Common Roots-Woodside is an urban farm situated on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital, which serves mental health and addictions patients. We use gardening as a way to promote physical, mental and environmental health. We offer skills training and educational workshops on growing vegetables; make healthy food more accessible to hospital clients, staff and the surrounding community; do gardening programming with clients at the hospital; and create a space for growing food and flowers that’s supportive and welcoming.