2017 Survey Results

2017 Survey Results

Every year, we survey farm users, both in the middle as well as at the end of the season, so that we can hear what we are doing well, what needs improvement, and if we’re creating the impact we’re intending. Note: Special thanks to Adrian Herod, an...
Digging In: Vol 4

Digging In: Vol 4

DIGGING IN NOVA SCOTIA THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE NETWORK Winter 2018 Volume 4 Issue 1 Download the PDF newsletter here:  winter.2018.DiggingIn.NSTHN Digging In is great resource for activities, events, articles and resources for Therapeutic Horticulture. Therapeutic...
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...