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...
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. ...
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...
Eat in Season

Eat in Season

There are too many reasons to love fresh, local produce! They are not only more nutritious, but also safer to consume. Long transportation and storage will reduce nutrients in fruits and vegetables, such as anti-oxidants Vitamin C and carotenes, and increases the...
Mid-Season survey results

Mid-Season survey results

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. This year...