On Friday September 22, we had our grand opening for the Rick Hansen Healing Garden. What a great event! Thanks to everyone who came out - what a nice big crowd. Here is a link to some great photos of the event - thanks to Såndor Fizli. We were also on Global news,...read more
Thank you to everyone who filled out the mid-season survey. We had 82 responses, which is a fantastic snapshot of the farm community.
The survey told us a lot of amazing things about who uses the farm and what we are doing well and what we need to work on.read more
Thank you to Laura Whitman who wrote a lovely piece about how Back to our Roots and Common Roots urban farms are addressing food insecurity, by feeding and healing our communities. Exerpt: “Gardening is such a soul-feeding experience,” said Lindsay....read more
Zenovia runs a gardening group at Common Roots as part of her clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at Dal, just a few blocks from the farm. She is also a a mushroomer, a herbalist, and a hobby farmer - and above all, a lover of plants. SG. Are you a new or...read more
Join us on the farm and learn from two of our Growing Deeper Roots Alumni as they demonstrate how to build a simple low tunnel, ideal for growing greens all winter. Data Ram and Amber will also provide suggestions of what and when to plant for the best harvest....read more
Sandra: So what is your name? Stanley: My name is Stanley Roy MacEachern. Sandra: And are you a new or experienced gardener? Stanley: Experienced gardener. I’ve been gardening for 35 years. Sandra: In what countries have you gardened? Stanley: Here in Canada, and in...read more