Get Your Hands Dirty for Dartmouth North!



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“The Dartmouth North Community Food Centre is a place where the community can grow, cook, share, learn about, and advocate for, good food. The centre, which opened less than a year ago, is a program of the Dartmouth Family Centre and is the first centre of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

You can support the centre on June 12th by rolling up your sleeves and helping get our garden growing!

Our Gardening Party marks the start of our 20,000 square foot Community Farm. Work parties from the community and our corporate partners will join forces on June 12 to create a transformative day for our farm. We’ll raise our first greenhouse, build farm beds and community garden plots, plant fruit and nut trees and start work on our ‘secret forest’ for kids.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dartmouth North Community Food Centre

6 Primrose St.

10 am to 2pm

Tickets are $25 (tax receipt provided for $20) Space is limited so register now!  
If you can’t make the event, you can still support us with a donation.

We’ll work on the garden from 10 am to noon and then take a break for a great community meal provided by our sponsors and food and beverage.

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The plans for a “working farm”

We’ve got an ambitious three-year plan to turn the 20,000 square-foot field outside the Community Food Centre into a working farm. When designing our farm we aimed to make our space as inclusive as possible to all skill levels, abilities, and interests. This is reflected in the diversity of components in our design. Our approach to making this space a reality is guided by the saying “for the people by the people” this means the community does the hard work needed build this farm and in doing so they also build ownership over their community, the farm and its production. The people who will be involved will become a part of transformative process that will reshape the face of their community, on their terms, forever.

People will be able to grow their own food in their own garden plots supporting themselves and others. Work parties will grow food for the food centre’s community meals and programming. The empowerment of growing your own food can be invigorating; growing food for other people is profoundly fulfilling. We’ll have food for passersby, and space for children to grow and learn. All the while increasing the food security and knowledge of food systems in our community. 

When it’s all said and done the farm will be a destination in the community that people will go out of their way to walk through and enjoy. We will strive for the farm to be beautiful as well as functional in the years to come. Find out more by visiting our website.

Purchase your ticket here.

Looking forward to seeing you on June 12th!”