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 as well as the local community. Established in 2015, it is a community farm as a piece of health infrastructure.
We use gardening as a way to promote physical, mental, and environmental health. We offer skills training and educational workshops on growing vegetables; making healthy food more accessible to hospital clients, staff, and the surrounding community. We offer gardening programming with clients at the hospital and create a space for growing food and flowers that is both supportive and welcoming.
Our market garden grows fresh greens, vegetables, herbs and flowers using ecological farming practices. Our produce and bouquets are sold at our weekly pop-up market stand from June until October.
Vegetables from the market garden are also served to hospital patients and our greens are sold at wholesale to hospital cafeterias.
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 3-530pm every Wednesday from June-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! firstname.lastname@example.org
Get A Garden Plot
*Please contact email@example.com 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.
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