Common Roots Urban Farm is a hybrid garden right in front of QEII Emergency, on part of the old Commons where the Queen Elizabeth High School once stood. This pilot project hopes to inspire a community-built vision of urban agriculture and productive landscapes everywhere. More than just a community garden, the farm includes a market garden, edible landscaping, and places to sit and relax. Everyone is welcome to wander and work. We host groups and individual community members working together, learning how to grow and eat healthy food. Visitors are encouraged to come by any day between 3 and 6 p.m. for an introduction to the farm.
Kynock Resources has generously donated all of the soil for the farm. The soil is gardening soil with 40% organic matter, and is the healthiest purchasable gardening soil available! Thanks to Kynock’s attention to quality and generosity for providing us with our foundation.For more info click here.
Our space is an interim land use. The land is currently managed by Partners for Care, a registered charity that supports the patients of Capital Health. Together, we are creating a place in the city where we can learn through hands-on experience how personal, community, and environmental health are intimately connected.