Common Roots Blog

Farm news, urban garden resources, events, job postings and other earthy goodness

Site Selection: GIS Analysis

As a result of the QEII Redevelopment Project new construction, the Common Roots Urban Farm will be relocated. The farm will stay in its current location until the end of the 2018 growing season. In April of 2018, we held a public meeting to gather public opinion and...

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CRUF Public Engagement Survey

CRUF Public Engagement Survey

In April the farm and PFC hosted a public engagement session to gather information from the farm participants and the public to determine where the farm could move and what a new farm would ideally look like. Over 250 people attended the public engagement session...

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Results: Where Will We Grow

Results: Where Will We Grow

Public Engagement Meeting Summary “Where Will Our Garden Grow?” For Common Roots Urban Farm At Citadel High School Auditorium April 11, 2018 7pm - 9pm written by Greg Woolner of CoLab What Happened Approximately 250 people attended the event. Four language translators...

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Deep Roots

Deep Roots

For the past four years, Common Roots has run a program out of our Market Garden called Deep Roots in partnership with ISANS (Immigrant Services of NS). Participants in this program have been newcomers to Canada who were refugees and were farmers in their first...

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Fresh approach to age-old problem

Fresh approach to age-old problem

Having recently returned from the Parabere Forum, held in Malmö, Sweden, Janine Kennedy wrote for the Chronicle Herald about food and food security titled A Fresh Approach to an Age-old Problem, (read the full article here). “Something I’ve been learning about (at...

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