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Growing Sense

Growing Sense

Milena and Rosmarie build and tend to an accessible garden plot at Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax.

Growing Sense

Milena and Rosmarie build and tend to an accessible garden plot at Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax.

Meet Milena and Rosmarie

Meet Milena Khazanavicius and Rosmarie Lohnes, new friends with a common belief: regardless of challenges, each of us has the power to make a positive impact on our own lives and the environment through gardening and sustainable living.  

Portrait of Milena and her guide dog Louis.

Milena Khazanavicius

Before losing her sight at the age of 22, Milena Khazanavicius had been a floral designer with a dream of opening her own shop. Although she wasn't able to pursue that career path, that hasn't stopped her from finding other ways to connect with nature.

Portrait of Rosmarie

Rosmarie Lohnes

Rosmarie Lohnes is a veteran ecological landscaper who restores damaged landscapes and believes that when we heal the earth we heal ourselves. Her passion is to create and restore sustainable ecosystems that connect people with nature.

Portrait of Milena and her guide dog Louis.
Portrait of Rosmarie

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