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This week on the Farm: July 29th – August 4th

This week on the Farm: July 29th – August 4th

Written by Ellen Petrie This week the Farm was busy despite the heat wave we have been enduring. We have been able to make as many Market beds as stakes would allow. On Tuesday afternoon we had many hands help us fill those forty-foot-long Market beds. YMCA’s Youth...

Farm Worker Highlight: Leafcutter Bees!

Farm Worker Highlight: Leafcutter Bees!

Written by Angie Lynch Last Thursday morning we realized we had new residents on the farm; Leafcutter Bees! While taking a break on one of our picnic tables in the shade, we noticed a bee acting agitated while flying around our group. The bee was holding something,...

This week on the Farm: July 22nd-28th

This week on the Farm: July 22nd-28th

Written by Ellen Petrie Despite the rainy and grey weather on the farm this past week there was still a lot happening. Due to rain we had a handful of groups postpone their visit to the farm to a later date which gave us an opportunity to tackle some of the smaller...

Featured Organization: ISANS

Featured Organization: ISANS

Organization Name Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) Coordinator Name Heather Asbil, Coordinator, Growing Strong Neighbourhoods Program About ISANS and the Growing Strong Neighbourhoods Program ISANS’ mission is to help immigrants build a future in...

This week on the farm: July 15th – 21st

This week on the farm: July 15th – 21st

Written by Ellen Petrie This week our water tanks were filled, marking having water onsite for the first time since moving to the BiHi park! Many members of the Common Roots community came to pay the farm a visit as a result. Some old friends got to spend quality time...

This week on the Farm: July 8th – 14th

This week on the Farm: July 8th – 14th

Written by Ellen Petrie This week was a busy week on the Common Root BiHi Farm. Some of the finer details of becoming a booming farm site have begun to fall into place. For example, the water tanks that will be used to water the all the raised beds on site arrived on...

This week on the farm: July 1st-7th

This week on the farm: July 1st-7th

Written by Ellen Petrie As the hot weather hit Common Roots BiHi we were just as busy as ever. This week the last commons bed was constructed and filled, and our precious hazelnut bush finally put its roots in the ground. In addition to our Hazelnut many other plants...