Common Roots - Woodside

Based at Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth


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. 

Market Garden

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 located in front of 296 Pleasant St, across from the Dartmouth General Hospital 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.


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 for more information.

Get A Garden Plot

 *Please contact before purchasing a plot as there is usually a waiting list.* 

Our community garden plots are 4 feet by 12 feet and cost $30 for the growing season (subsidies available on request).   

You can pay for your plot and purchase organic compost and soil amendments below.   You can also sponsor a plot for someone who can’t afford one.

>Please note that clicking the below buttons will take you to the Paypal page.  If you want to buy more than one item, just return to this page to add it to your cart.  Thank you!

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For more information contact

Hillary Lindsay at

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Common Roots – Woodside

Based at Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth

300 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5

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Thank you to Hannah Grace for taking the photos on this page