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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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Workshop schedule, 2018

Workshop Title Instructor Date Time Developing The Plot Jayme Melrose Wed May 2nd 4pm & 6pm Soil & Plant Growth Marwan Wed May 9 6:00 PM Proper care and use of your tools Lee Valley Sat May 12 3:00 PM Plant Nutrition Marwan Wed May 16 6:00 PM Plant Propogation...

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Growing Sense premiers on AMI -TV

Growing Sense premiers on AMI -TV

In 2017, many of you might have noticed regular film crews on the farm, especially around the Rick Hansen Healing Garden area.  That was for a TV show called 'Growing Sense' an inspiring, 10-part documentary which premieres this week on AMI-tv, follows therapeutic...

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