Woodside, Dartmouth


About Common Roots Woodside in Dartmouth

Common Roots Woodside is an urban farm situated on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth, which serves mental health and addictions patients and the wider community. 

Established in 2015, we use gardening as a way to promote physical, mental and environmental health in a welcoming community atmosphere. 

We have a community garden where individuals or groups can grow food for themselves and their community; a market garden where we grow vegetables, herbs, greens and flowers for sale and donation; and common plots, which are open for tasting, learning about and exploring plants.   

Throughout the growing season, we offer workshops, skill building, and community events, as well as a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the view.   

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 Street, across from the Dartmouth General Hospital from 2-530pm every Wednesday from July-October!

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 throughout the week. 

Contact our Farm Coordinator, Hillary, to learn more! 

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).   We also have raised accessible plots.  

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.



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

We'd love to hear from you!

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

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