Common Roots – Woodside
Common Roots-Woodside is an urban farm situated on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital, which serves mental health and addictions patients. We use gardening as a way to promote physical, mental and environmental health. We offer skills training and educational workshops on growing vegetables; make healthy food more accessible to hospital clients, staff and the surrounding community; do gardening programming with clients at the hospital; and create a space for growing food and flowers that’s supportive and welcoming.
Our market garden grows fresh greens, vegetables, herbs and flowers using ecological farming practices. Our produce and bouquets are sold at a pop-up market stand at the Woodside Ferry Terminal from 3:30-5pm every Thursday from June-October. Vegetables from the market garden are also used as snacks for hospital patients and our greens are sold at hospital cafeterias.
Get a Garden Plot
Our community garden plots are 4 feet by 12 feet and cost $30 for the growing season (subsidies available on request). Water is available on site and garden tools are accessible at select times. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in a garden plot.
Want to get your hands dirty and work in the sun? We would love to have your help in the garden! Volunteers are needed mostly during daytime hours during the week. Contact email@example.com for more information.