At Common Roots Urban Farm, community garden plots will be available to interested organizations, groups, and individuals. This year, with the expansion of the community plots we hope to accommodate as many as possible. While many may prefer to tend to an entire plot, if you are a new gardener and would be content to share, this is also possible.
Current plotters may remit their 2016 plot fee using the PayPal button below. If known, enter your plot number and proceed to payment.
Participants will have the opportunity to be mentored on a weekly basis by Common Roots staff regarding the subjects of planting, growing, and harvesting. Soil and basic tools will be available for groups to use. Gardeners need to supply their own seeds and starts, as well as fertility amendments. Plots are 4’ x 12’ by 14” deep. Some plots are encased by a lumber frame, some are not. As the garden is expanding, new plots may need to be created which will be the responsibility of the gardener(s) after they have sought the approval of the Plot Program Coordinator.
Throughout the season there will be celebrations for all community plot participants. These events will be announced in the Weekly Update. All community plot participants are encouraged to come together, share their experiences, and be part of the community. Plot participants (aka ‘Plotters’) are also asked to contribute to the broader project maintenance at least 8 hours over the course of the year. Our goal is to grow a strong sense of community while creating a beautiful and productive space.
Groups and organizations who are registered for a plot (or plots) should have at least three dedicated members eager to tend the garden and able to come by on a weekly basis to ensure their garden is well-maintained. Individuals also need to commit to coming to Common Roots Urban Farm weekly to tend their plots as often as they are able.
Plot participants should inform the Plot Coordinator of their preferred method of communication—phone, e-mail, or text, and agree to keep in touch on a consistent basis.Plotters will be connected with Hosts who will serve as the first point of contact for Plotters.
The value of participating in the plot program has been estimated to be $500 per year. However, it is the hope of Common Roots Urban Farm that making plots accessible will allow for deeper commitment, optimal learning experiences and further community development. The seasonal fee is $40.00 per plot, paid at the beginning of the season. The plot fee helps cover the garden infrastructure, soil and amendments, and staff support.
If your organization can make an extra donation, please consider contributing to the Kynock Parker Street Food Bank CSA. Please refer to our website for more information. http://partnersforcare.ca/urban_farm/kynock-parker-street-food-bank-csa An in.come tax receipt can be issued for contributions over $25. Cheques can be delivered or mailed to:
Partners for Care
1276 South Park St.
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9