It’s been a wonderful community resource and taught us all a lot, individually and as a community. Kudos to Jamie Melrose & Co.
View Common Roots Urban Farm looking for a new place to grow
By Meghan Groff, Apr 10, 2018 on Halifax Today
Update: Group wants former St. Patrick’s High School site to stay a public space
on Halifax Today, Nov 27, 2018
Group wants property to be green space
Francis Campbell in Chronicle Herald (print ed) Dec 18, 2018
Extract: “The old St. Patrick’s High School site should be preserved for urban farming and a public park. That school of thought spurred 700 signatories to petition Halifax regional council last week. “We want the space converted for public use, into a community garden and food forest,” said Omri Haiven, a former St. Pat’s student who is part of a grassroots group called the Quinpool Commoning Project. “Halifax is one of the most food insecure cities in Canada and that seems to be the solution — have gardens for people to grow their own food and to learn from each other and build community ties.”…The problem with the Commoning Project’s green-space aspirations is that the 1.3-hectare plot of land has in the past been estimated to be valued at $7 million…“We basically have 10 raised beds there right now. We just went ahead and did it. ”