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Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Written by Naomi Sager In our commons garden bed right now, there's a particular pink plant in bloom which has been attracting a large quantity of pollinators... it's swamp Milkweed! Swamp Milkweed is one of 14 varieties of milkweed native to Canada. Swamp milkweed is...

Squash Flowers

Squash Flowers

Written by Naomi Sager This time of year, when strolling through a vegetable garden you might notice the presence of relatively large, vivid, and boldly colored yellow/orange flowers of cucurbits (that is, the gourd family: including zucchini, squash, cucumber, and...

Creature Feature: Weevils

Creature Feature: Weevils

Written by Naomi Sager Upon strolling through garden one day recently, we noticed one of our newly planted flowers was looking less than stellar.Upon closer investigation, we discovered that the rather droopy and generally sad looking plant (as well as its...

Robins on the Farm

Robins on the Farm

Written by Naomi Sager Earlier this season we noticed a couple of frequent visitors: a pair of robins! Upon spotting the robins hopping around the plots, we thought it would be interesting to learn a bit more about them. When we think of robins, what might come to...

Springing Into Action

Springing Into Action

By Naomi Sager 2020 has brought an abundance of uncertain circumstances, with one such situation being the COVID-19 outbreak, and ensuing pandemic status and State of Emergency. Within a very short period of time, our "normal" was turned upside down: social...

CRUF Hiring Two Urban Farm Assistants

CRUF Hiring Two Urban Farm Assistants

Eligibility: student returning to school in September Hours: 35 hours/week at $15/hour, May 18-August 21 The Urban Farm Assistant will help in the market garden, community garden and market stand of Common Roots-Woodside at Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth and Common...

Volunteer with us at Common Roots BiHi Park!

Volunteer with us at Common Roots BiHi Park!

The days are getting longer and we are starting to look forward to the coming season at Common Roots BiHi park! This year at CRUF BiHi we are asking that interested volunteers apply with a resume. This is not to make sure that you have expert growing skills or any...

This week on the farm- Oct. 7th

This week on the farm- Oct. 7th

Written by Angie Lynch It was a busy week on the farm! On Saturday, a small but mighty volunteer group from the Gap Factory store in Bayers Lake, along with three farm stewards and one extra-special little helper, came out to help build market beds and fill them with...

Creature Feature: Predatory Stink Bugs

Creature Feature: Predatory Stink Bugs

  Written by Angie Lynch For this week’s blog post it’s important for you to know that we, on the farm, love bees. I know, everyone says they love bees; it’s very trendy to love bees right now. But I really do think we have a deeper understanding and appreciation...

This week on the farm- Sept. 16th

This week on the farm- Sept. 16th

Written by Angie Lynch   Things have been slowing down on the farm lately; days are getting shorter and cooler, and with that we’ve had less volunteers on the farm, plant growth has slowed dramatically, and even the farm growth is almost complete- only one and a...