Kids Dig It at Common Roots Urban Farm

Two photos by Lucia Araiza of Sustainable Expressions – Common Roots celebration  Our friends at Common Roots Urban Farm have been busy. The landscape of the farm, a productive food and green retreat in the heart of Halifax, keeps expanding with each growing season! You may recall our blog updates on the greenhouse constructed this summer, or perhaps you visited the farm to buy produce from … Continue reading Kids Dig It at Common Roots Urban Farm

Behind the Green: Building a Greenhouse at Common Roots

It was a gusty day in June, and Common Roots was a site to see. In every corner of the farm there was activity. Student farmers were harvesting a mesclun medley in the market gardens, alongside Deep Roots farmers from ISANS. Volunteers were wheelbarrowing backfill, while others were assembling the shade sail frames for what will soon be an enchanting children’s garden. And then on … Continue reading Behind the Green: Building a Greenhouse at Common Roots

A Bucolic Treasure in the Heart of Halifax

This story came to us through CEED, highlighting the amazing work of our foodie friends at Common Roots Urban Farm. So much great food work happening! “Thursdays are my favourite day at the farm,” says gardener and organizer extraordinaire Jayme Melrose. Her strawberry blonde hair and infectious smile were nearly as warming as the sunshine that poured over Halifax’s Common Roots Urban Farm. Located in one of … Continue reading A Bucolic Treasure in the Heart of Halifax

Fiskars Project at Common Roots Urban Farm

In the early morning (7:30 AM) of June 19th, a plethora of volunteers met beneath a rain resistant tent at Common Roots Urban Farm (CRUF); at their avail were a selection of egg muffins, juices and coffee supplied through Jane’s of Halifax.  With rain on the horizon, this group, along with organizers from Fiskars and Canadian tire embarked upon an incredible task to build a … Continue reading Fiskars Project at Common Roots Urban Farm