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‘The Florida Weave’

‘The Florida Weave’

Have you ever heard of the ‘Florida Weave’? It’s actually an effective method of trellising (staking) tomatoes if you plant your tomatoes side by side in rows. With the Florida Weave, the idea is to “sandwich” your plants between lengths of twine. The twine gently...

A Tale On Two Wheels – FREE PERFORMANCE

A Tale On Two Wheels – FREE PERFORMANCE

We’re excited to announce a special performance in the garden titled: 'A Tale on Two Wheels!' A FREE, socially distant performance delivered by tandem bike! Great for kids and families! THIS SATURDAYJuly 24 @ 3PM BiHi Common Roots Urban Farm BiHi Location7064 Bayers...

Gardener Spotlight

Gardener Spotlight

Meet Cath! This is her 1st year with a garden plot at Common Roots Woodside. Cath loves the community spirit of the garden - especially in these less social times! She’s been into gardening for the past 4 years & is inspired by her sister. Her favourite plant to...

Come Work with us this Summer!

Come Work with us this Summer!

Common Roots Urban Farms BiHi and Woodside have 4 seasonal job openings this year! We have a couple of different opportunities this year: engaging the communities on the farms, and supporting our educational programming and communications. All positions offer a chance...

Summer Squash

Summer Squash

Writen by Naomi Sager Summer squash season is now in full swing, and here at Common Roots, we've been enjoying the bountiful harvest. This vegetable grows quite rapidly, so daily we've been seeing several new ones mature to a harvest-able size! While the term summer...

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...