How an urban farm in Halifax is helping one woman with her mental health

By Alex Cooke, Halifax StarMetro, Oct. 11, 2018 HALIFAX—Having outgrown its current location of seven years, Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund its transition to a new home. Finding a new, farmable space is proving to be a difficult task for the farm, which needs … Read more

Newcomers participate in two art exhibits at Nocturne

Art has the ability to bring people together. On Saturday night, October 13, thousands of people gathered in Halifax and Dartmouth to take part in the annual Nocturne: Art at Night festival. Newcomers from across the Halifax Regional Municipality spent the past three months working with local artists as a … Read more

Growing Stronger Neighbourhoods – Seniors Picnic

The smell of homemade pizza drifted throughout the Dartmouth Commons on Wednesday, August 1, as newcomers gathered at the Park Avenue Community Oven for pizza making and a picnic. Over 20 participants from seniors’ groups at ISANS and the YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs came out to enjoy the sunshine, … Read more

Apply for a Community Garden Plot!

Live in the in the Clayton Park/ Fairview/Mumford area?  Interested in growing your own vegetables? Where are the gardens? Glen Garden – Located on Glenforest Drive and Smart Street Multicultural Garden – Located behind Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Ave Mosaic Garden – Located in front of Mosaic Church, 28 … Read more

Stories from the Food Movement – How Community Gardens Support Newcomers

Heather Asbil, our Growing Strong Neighbourhoods Project Coordinator, shares how community gardens support newcomers and create a place of connection for people from different backgrounds. Stories from the Food Movement depicts the forward momentum in gardens, communities, schools, policy forums and other arenas across Nova Scotia and South East New … Read more

Video: Growing Strong Neighbourhoods

Season 5, Episode 5, October 3, 2016.  Episode Description:Through a community garden program for immigrants, newcomer Ambika Neupane and Haligonian Margaret Craig share a garden bed and have become close friends. Watch the video here… Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians … Read more

ISANS Receives Funding for Community Gardens

Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services received a cheque for $5,000 from the RBC Foundation in support of the Community Gardens where newcomers and more established residents in the Clayton Park area work together to grow vegetables in small community plots. Photo – from left to right: Li Jin, Chief Financial … Read more