Common Roots Urban Farm Relocation – QEII Redevelopment Project
Common Roots Urban Farms provides residents of Halifax with the opportunity to get outside, meet their neighbours, learn new skills and enjoy greater access to local, healthy food. For patients at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, it also contributes to healing in a holistic way. The farm has greatly enhanced the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the broader community and is very much in keeping with NSHA’s vision of healthy people, healthy communities – for generations.
The Common Roots Urban Farm will soon be moving to a new home as a result of construction related to the QEII Redevelopment Project.
The ongoing success of the farm is very important to community members, as it is to Nova Scotia Health Authority and Partners for Care (the farm’s operator). We are fully committed to working together to ensure the farm’s long-term success – regardless of its location.
Partners for Care, the farm’s operator, is exploring new location options, viewing the move as an opportunity to improve and expand the farm.
Please join Partners for Care and Common Roots Urban Farm for a public engagement session called, “Where can our garden grow?” on Wednesday, April 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Citadel High School in the Portia White Atrium. This session will explore ideas and help Partners for Care and the community of Common Roots envision the farm’s future.