Hope Blooms – Build Right Nova Scotia

Hope Blooms - Build Right Nova Scotia

hope-floats2Hope Blooms is a North End Halifax community garden and salad dressing business run by inner city youth with help from mentors. The children plant seeds, tend crops, and turn their produce into organic dressing which is sold locally. In 2013, they appeared on CBC’s Dragons’ Den asking for an investment to expand their business and walked away with $40,000 towards a new greenhouse. Build Right Nova Scotia has stepped up and the group of unionized contractors and tradespeople will be constructing a top-of-the-line greenhouse for the youth-run social enterprise. This will allow for the money received on the show to be invested into other aspects of the program and the community. Build Right Nova Scotia will contribute all of the supplies and labour for the facility and have been working with the Hope Blooms team over the last number of months to incorporate their ideas into the project. Construction will begin sometime in the spring, after location and design details are finalized.