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Group Visits

Groups are welcome to schedule a time to visit the farm for a tour and/or volunteering.  

Usually group visits start with an introduction and tour, followed by a hands-on activity.   Group activities depend on the interest of the group and the work needed on the farm.  Usual options include: building garden beds, mulching pathways, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, mulching, or a scavenger hunt.

The best time for group visits for us is Wednesday afternoons, or Friday mornings. 

For more information, please read the Group Visit PDF (link).

To schedule a visit, please email commonroots@partnersforcare.ca or call (902) 441-4288.

Drop-In Volunteer

Want to come by and help out?   We try to integrate drop-in volunteers whenever possible.

The best time to come by between 3-6pm on any day that’s not Monday.  The Farm Stewards, who are volunteers, will be there.  Give them a hand tending the common beds.  This is a good way to get started.  

If you are looking for something specific, or more information, you can drop in and talk to staff Tuesday through Friday, 9-5.  Or, email: urbanfarmers@partnerforcare.ca.

Remember to bring drinking water, closed-toe shoes, and wear approriate clothing for the weather and sun.  

Workshops

Beets and Beats

Do you ever keep an ear out when you're walking around the farm? Dan Ritchie does. Dan is a DJ and recorded samples from all around the farm to present a workshop on audio place making. Dan writes: Place making is a concept relating to the reinvention and repurposing...
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Zero Waste Home Workshop!

Common Roots is excited to present a workshop presented with cooperation from the Dalhousie Urban Garden Society. Join us on the farm August 23rd at 6pm to learn from Jennifer Allot, as she shares...
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Monarch Butterfly Workshop

Join us on the farm June 24th at 3:30 to learn about the amazing Monarch Butterfly and other pollinators! This workshop is being presented by Emma Beaton from the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, funded by the TD Friends of the Environment fund. After a brief...
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Workshop: Garden Harvest Tracking

Join Adrian Herod on the Farm on Wednesday, May 24th at 6pm and learn how to measure your plot produce production for the 2017 season. During the workshop you will learn estimation techniques for measuring produce and be taught recording methods for tracking your...
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Workshop: Grow More Vegetables

Tika Ram Dhungana and Narayan Niroula were farmers in Bhutan and have been growing in community plots in Halifax for the past 5 years. They are expert gardeners who harvest hundreds of dollars of food for their families from their plots each year. Please join them as...
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Read the blogs above for information about workshops. Or sign up below and we'll send you dates and updates.         

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