About Common Roots Bi-Hi, Halifax

Common Roots Urban Farm BiHi is a community farm at the bottom of Bayers Road, across from the Bayers Road Centre. Established in 2019, we are a community space where all members of the community are welcome to visit and spend time.

We hope the gardens encourage physical, mental, environmental and community health.  At Common Roots we define community health as a community in which all people, regardless of race, gender-identity, class, religion, ability or appearance feel welcomed and supported.

Our farm is made up of allotment plots, a market garden, common plots and community seating areas. We host a variety of programs including volunteer programs, group visits, workshops and educational opportunities, and community events.  Our market garden grows vegetables and flowers for sale to local businesses and at our market stand, and for donation to volunteers, community members and community organizations.

A drone shot of some of the market garden beds running on an angle with one person harvesting spinach in the middle

Market Garden

  Our market garden grows fresh greens, vegetables, herbs and flowers using ecological farming practices.  If you come to volunteer at the farm, you will probably find yourself planting, weeding, watering or harvesting here. Produce and flowers from the market garden are sold to local businesses, at our market stand, and donated to volunteers, community members and community projects.

Three people push a garden box up on end, moving it across the farm. Two people look on

Get Involved

Want to get your hands dirty and work in the sun?  We would love to have you help out on the farm! We have individual volunteer programs and also host group visits for community groups, camps, schools, companies and organizations. Volunteers often find themselves preparing beds for planting, weeding and tending to annual and perennial plants, building beds and moving soil, harvesting, or tending to other tasks throughout the farm. Please email crurbanfarm@gmail.com to find out more!

Three generation of family gather around an allotment plot harvesting mustard greens

Sign up for a Plot

Our allotment garden has just over 100 plots. They are 4 feet by 12 feet and three are raised, accessible beds.  Plots cost  $30 for the growing season (subsidies available on request).   Water is available on site and garden tools are accessible at select times.

We currently have a waitlist. Please contact crurbanfarm@gmail.com if you’re interested in being added to our waitlist for a garden plot.

 

Contact Sara

Contact Sara

For more information contact

Sara at sburgess@mymetroworks.ca

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Common Roots – Bi-Hi

Bi-Hi Park at the bottom of Bayers Rd, Halifax

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