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CRUF Hiring Two Urban Farm Assistants

CRUF Hiring Two Urban Farm Assistants

Eligibility: student returning to school in September Hours: 35 hours/week at $15/hour, May 18-August 21 The Urban Farm Assistant will help in the market garden, community garden and market stand of Common Roots-Woodside at Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth and Common...

3 Job Postings for Summer 2020!

3 Job Postings for Summer 2020!

We've got three job openings this year at Common Roots Urban Farms - one in Halifax at BiHi park and two in Dartmouth at Woodside. Check out the postings and if you are interested, please apply for both! Halifax, BiHi: Education and Community Development Coordinator...

Volunteer with us at Common Roots BiHi Park!

Volunteer with us at Common Roots BiHi Park!

The days are getting longer and we are starting to look forward to the coming season at Common Roots BiHi park! This year at CRUF BiHi we are asking that interested volunteers apply with a resume. This is not to make sure that you have expert growing skills or any...

This week on the farm- Oct. 7th

This week on the farm- Oct. 7th

Written by Angie Lynch It was a busy week on the farm! On Saturday, a small but mighty volunteer group from the Gap Factory store in Bayers Lake, along with three farm stewards and one extra-special little helper, came out to help build market beds and fill them with...

Creature Feature: Predatory Stink Bugs

Creature Feature: Predatory Stink Bugs

  Written by Angie Lynch For this week’s blog post it’s important for you to know that we, on the farm, love bees. I know, everyone says they love bees; it’s very trendy to love bees right now. But I really do think we have a deeper understanding and appreciation...

This week on the farm- Sept. 16th

This week on the farm- Sept. 16th

Written by Angie Lynch   Things have been slowing down on the farm lately; days are getting shorter and cooler, and with that we’ve had less volunteers on the farm, plant growth has slowed dramatically, and even the farm growth is almost complete- only one and a...

After the Storm

After the Storm

Written by Angie Lynch Friday we spent 8.5 hours prepping BiHi Park for Hurricane Dorian. Our main concern was securing all materials so that they did not get picked-up by wind and possibly do damage to the surrounding infrastructure or get damaged themselves; since...

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies The Monarch Butterfly is probably the most well-known butterfly in North America, and we’ve had quite a few Monarchs visiting the farm over the last month. A recent question about how to attract Monarchs to your garden got us thinking that other...

Plotter Spotlight: Don Stoltz

Plotter Spotlight: Don Stoltz

Name: Don Stoltz Plotter since: 2013 Don grew up gardening with his father in their backyard in Southern Ontario, so when he read about Common Roots in the Chronicle Herald, he wanted to be involved, and has been a plotter for the last six years. Although a bit more...

This week on the farm: August 5th – 11th

This week on the farm: August 5th – 11th

Written by Ellen Petrie This week we had an unfortunate discovery. We found cucumber beetles on our Market garden squash plants. This is a type of beetle who likes to eat every part of squash, pumpkin, zucchini, and cucumber plants. The bugs had been eating the...