Food. Earth. People.
Roots Down works with governments, churches, community orgs, and regular folks to turn the unused land around places of community into Productive Urban Landscapes (PULs), food forests and pollinator habitats that feed people, grow green jobs, and foster education opportunities for underprivileged youth.
Roots Down envisions a world where every person in the US is less than a 5 minute walk away from fresh food, and where communities grow closer out a mutual love of growing and preparing food.
To that end, they've recently announced their Edible Libraries Campaign, a partnership with DeKalb County to completely overhaul the landscaping around six DeKalb County libraries, and develop educational programming, jobs training, and community-building activities.
They broke ground on these libraries this spring, and will have the first phase done by the end of May, 2021.
As Chief Marketing Officer and co-owner of Roots Down, I'm proud of the work we've down and that which we'll continue to do over the coming years.
That's why all proceeds from apparel and book sales will go directly toward the Edible Libraries Campaign.