Common Roots Blog

Farm news, urban garden resources, events, job postings and other earthy goodness
Plot Harvest #s

Plot Harvest #s

This year we asked some of our community gardeners to volunteer to track their harvest.  We wanted to get a sense of what the average $ value of produce that people were getting from their plots.  We have 185 plots on the farm, that take up about 1 acre of land use. ...

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Profile: Marwan Iskandar

Profile: Marwan Iskandar

Marwan Iskandar is a Farm Steward volunteer at the farm. A Master Gardener in training, Marwan loves to share his knowledge and passion for gardening to farm visitors. We sat in the arbour area of the farm, surrounded by flowers, to talk about learning how to garden...

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Profile: JoAnne Douglas

Profile: JoAnne Douglas

JoAnne Douglas works in the hospital and rents a community plot with her co-workers. She met me on the farm this summer to talk about dandelions, Tree Baths, and what the farm means to hospital staff and the rest of the community.  SG: Let’s start with what...

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