Urban Farm


Below is a list of CRUF’s upcoming workshops, including a series on horticulture and health. If you would like to attend a workshop but are unable to due to financial limitations please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - we want everyone to be able to participate!


From time to time we will post articles of interest to urban farmers in this section of our website; also we have been featured on television and in the newspapers. Check the links to see how we have been making headlines over the past two years!:


10 Tips to Make Gardening Easier  by Lesley Fleming, HTR
Defining Horticultural Therapy  by Lesley Fleming, HTR
Healing Gardens Therapeutic Gardens  by Lesley Fleming, HTR & Janice Morrison, Dip.OH
General Tips and Recipe Ideas by the Folks at Common Roots Urban Farm


"Common Roots Harvest benefits Parker Street Food Bank", by John Gillis - Capital Health Updates.

"Community Garden Proposed to Get People Growing", by Yvette D'Entremont - Bedford/Sackville Community Herald.

“Lets Turn Our City Into a Local Food Paradise”, by Jayme Melrose - The Coast.

“Common Roots … Second Year”, by Ray Bradshaw - Global news.

"Common Grounds", by Allison Saunders - The Coast.

"A Place For All to Plant", by Bill Spur - The Chronicle Herald.

"Reflections on Common Roots Urban Farm's First Season", by Karen Raynard - Halifax Media Co-op.




Watch Here   CBC's Land and Sea presentation  of 'Growing Concern'. The story of how a new generation plants the seed of an agricultrual revolution. Original broadcast date - January 18, 2015.

Culture Kitchen -  a series of videos featuring a traditional recipe from a member of our diverse community.

Fadaw Fadwa teaches friends at Halifax's Common Roots Urban Farm how to make a dish of her native Palestine.

Zofia Zofia teaches friends at Halifax's Common Roots Urban Farm how to make Sorrel soup as she did growing up in Poland.

Harvest Hootenanny and Pumpkin Smash Fall 2014   The third annual Harvest Hootenanny and Pumpkin Smash, the year-end party of Halifax' Common Roots Urban Farm.

Listen Here Six refugees from Bhutan are helping out with the Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax.
The CBC's Natalie Dobbin went down to the Farm.

Thrive! Food Camp 2013 Video highlights of the Thrive! Food Camp held on the Urban Farm in the summer of 2013.



Winter 2014  The Farm is happily asleep under as much mulch as we could lay, hopefully helping our precious soil through the freeze-thaw of wintertime.  While we are inside, doing the planning and organizing for the coming season, there are also a few crops overwintering on the farm.   Read more in our winter newsletter.



Check our calendar below for upcoming workshops. 

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