Excerpt from article: City gardeners are eager to get their hands dirty at Halifax’s Common Roots Urban Farm. The farm’s 175 plots are all spoken for this spring and there’s a 130-name wait-list, says project director Jayme Melrose. “If you want a plot here, get your name on the list real soon,” she said Monday.

Quotes from this CBC article:

Lots of people want to grow food for two main reasons. One is food is getting expensive, and two, lots of people want really healthy food so when you grow it yourself, you can make the freshest, healthiest food around.” – Jayme Melrose

There’s a good feeling that comes from working with soil, Burgess added. “You get to learn a lot about your relationship to the land. You learn the power of things to grow on their own as well as a stronger sense of how we are connected to the earth.”

View full article CBC New Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/common-roots-urban-farm-1.3562680