HALIFAX – The Hope Blooms program in Halifax is hoping to have a new home set up and its greenhouse complete by the end of November.
Bricklayers are expected to finish building the walls of the greenhouse on Brunswick Street by the end of the week, weather permitting.
Alvero Wiggins, a program co-ordinator with Hope Blooms, said if everything goes according to plan, the greenhouse on Brunswick Street should be finished by Nov. 2o.
He said expanding their operations will help Hope Blooms give more to the community.
The new headquarters will be at 5527 Cornwallis Street, and the group is fundraising to buy kitchen appliances for their new home so they can continue to make the salad dressing that made them famous.
“We’ve been homeless for a few months, so having a kitchen will almost put a backbone on our business and give us some stability,” said Bocar Wade, a junior leader with Hope Blooms.
To find out about contributing to the Hope Blooms projects, you can send a message to the group’s Facebook page.
Correction: The video above says Mainland Nova Scotia Trades Council donated the labour and materials for the Hope Blooms greenhouse. However, the organization Build Right Nova Scotia (a partnership between Mainland Nova Scotia Trades Council and Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association) is the organization donating the labour and materials for the greenhouse.