DataRam’s Story

DataRam’s Story

This summer, the United Way Halifax came to Common Roots to do a photoshoot of DataRam Humagai, and tell his story. It starts like this:  “Data Ram Humangai spent nearly two decades in a refugee camp before coming to Halifax. There was no farmland or outside...
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...
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...
Profile: Zenovia Ursuliak

Profile: Zenovia Ursuliak

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...