Fruitful Communities and edible environm

Greener communities for a more equitable future.

Food. Earth. People.

We work with governments to build greener, more productive spaces in order to spur green jobs growth, and provide ecology and leadership education for teenagers and college students. Join us as we grow a world where every person has access to the fresh food and thriving ecosystems that feed our soils and our communities.

Fruitful Communities.

We dream of a world where every American has as much food as they need within a 5-minute walk from their home. That starts by showing governments how to take a small portion of their landscape maintenance and beautification budgets to build Productive Urban Landscapes (PULs), edible gardens and pollinator habitats, that provide food, jobs training, and youth education for underprivileged areas.


The Grower Program.

Next, we work through local community colleges and universities to establish certification and training programs for residents, government employees, and private landscapers, so they can design, install, and maintain ecological landscapes. We also work with non-profits, community leaders, and corporate sponsors to build as many Productive Urban Landscapes as possible, multiplying the impact throughout the community.


Throughout the process of designing, installing, and maintaining Productive Urban Landscapes, we include members of the #GreenHive, our leadership club for eco-conscious college students and teens. #GreenHivers get to design and build their own spaces, develop as leaders, and make lifelong friendships, all while working to address climate change.


Our mission in action.

We're more than a business; we're a movement. That's why everything we do is focused on growing a larger, more powerful food justice organization from the grass roots up. These are just some of the things we're doing to build a greener future. 
Our fundraising.

Our mission is for every person in the US to be within a 5-minute walk from fresh, nutritious food. We need your help to get there. Sign up for our free newsletter to stay updated on our progress, and consider making a monthly or one-time payment to one of fundraising campaigns. 100% goes toward building greener landscapes.

Our work.

Building Productive Urban Landscapes is the foundation of our work. We believe that virtually all urban spaces can be redesigned to incorporate edible landscaping and pollinator habitats. Check out a gallery of our past projects and case studies to see how PUL's could transform your community. 

Our partners.

We believe business is better with community. That's why we partner with other great organizations to achieve our goals. From Georgia Audubon to The Wylde Center, we're always on the look out for impactful communities organizations that are doing the work to build a better world.

Our programs.

We inspire, educate, and connect governments, communities, landscapers, and youth leaders with the resources, knowledge, and tools they need to build thriving food systems through our 3 keystone programs.
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No matter your interests, there is somewhere for you to plug in at Roots Down. We're a small company with big plans, so we can use all the help we can get. Here are a few of the ways you can get involved.
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Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, or consider donating to one of our fundraising campaigns, like the Edible Libraries Campaign. All proceeds go right back into the community through grants, job training, and youth education.


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