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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.

  • A Time to Reap

    A Time to Reap

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    It’s time to call it a day at the urban farm’s year-end Hootenany. Rosmarie joins Milena to put the garden to bed, and plans are made for a home cooked harvest meal. For Milena and Rosmarie it’s been a season of growth, in the garden and in their lives.

  • The Healing Garden 

    The Healing Garden 

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Milena takes centre stage at the grand opening of the Healing Garden at the Common Roots Urban Farm. Later, Milena and Rosmarie collect seeds for the next growing season and are joined by a friend for some horticulture therapy. 

  • Roots Run Deep

    Roots Run Deep

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Milena joins her father on a mushroom hunt, a family tradition she hasn’t participated in since first losing her sight. Meanwhile, Rosmarie visits Windhorse Farm – sustainably managed woodland that offered her refuge during a turbulent time.    

  • Gardening on the Edge

    Gardening on the Edge

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    After a dry summer, Milena’s hopes for an accessible water station have finally been realized and water flows bringing new life to the urban farm. Later, Milena and Rosmarie get ready for some extreme gardening with a living shoreline project.

  • Digging Deep and Flying High 

    Digging Deep and Flying High 

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    The urban farm has been struck with blight – no garden is safe from this pesky fungus and Milena worries that she could lose her entire crop. Meanwhile, Rosmarie is having growing pains of a different sort as her company continues to expand. 

  • Love Blossoms in the Garden

    Love Blossoms in the Garden

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Milena is frustrated by problems in the garden, but her boyfriend Yousef knows how to cheer her up – a romantic walk in the urban farm’s edible gardens. Meanwhile, Rosmarie spends quality time with her husband Greg. 

  • Water, Water…. Where’s the Water?

    Water, Water…. Where’s the Water?

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    In the heat of the city the urban farm is parched. Milena struggles to find the watering station - perhaps this accessible garden isn’t quite accessible enough. Meanwhile, Rosmarie confronts a different type of water challenge at Freeman’s Forest.

  • Seeds are Sown

    Seeds are Sown

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    It’s planting day! Seeds are sown with hopes of a bountiful harvest, but with so many crops planted, it may be a challenge for Milena to navigate her plot. Later, Rosmarie takes Milena to a food forest and makes her an offer that she can’t resist.

  • Heal the Earth, Heal the Self

    Heal the Earth, Heal the Self

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Milena turns the tables on her mentor with a blindfold challenge at the Common Roots Urban Farm. Later, Rosmarie invites Milena to take the next step with the Helping Nature Heal team on her first big project: healing a wounded landscape.

  • Breaking New Ground

    Breaking New Ground

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Milena and Rosmarie connect and bond over a shared love of nature. Plans are made for a new and exciting gardening adventure: an accessible garden plot at the Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax.