Modern landscaping practices are a significant driver of climate change, biodiversity loss, and whole lot of fiscal, social, and environmental problems that make our communities sicker and poorer. We're on a mission to change that. Roots Down is dedicated to growing more beautiful, sustainable, and abundant communities by training the next generation of land stewards. We create innovative environmental education solutions for landscapers, youth leaders, developers, local governments, and anyone else that shapes landscaping policy.
Better landscapes for a greener future.
Imagine the possibilities
of our landscapes.
We provide fun and engaging environmental seminars and workshops for the whole community. Our exclusive Roots Down Roadshow and Grow Don't Mow workshops show developers, HOA's, property managers, landscapers, and homeowners how to bring the beauty, abundance, and sustainability of Productive Urban Landscapes to their projects, properties, and homes.
Our revolutionary suite of certifications provides property owners, landscapers, and residents with the knowledge and connections they need to shift the paradigm of landscaping. Show your community and stakeholders that you're committed to a sustainable planet by getting Roots Down certified.
Training for 21st century land stewards.
We're revolutionizing the landscaping industry, by bringing together everyday folks, landscapers, and institutions around a shared strategy, providing the education, resources, and tools for communities of all sizes to fight climate change, grow green jobs, and create outdoor classrooms for community engagement and education.
The dark side of modern landscaping.
Modern landscaping may look nice and tidy, but hiding in those clean edges and leafless lawns is one of America’s darkest ecological secrets. Every leaf blower, riding lawn mower, and herbicide application is contributing to a growing environmental crisis, where soils become impoverished, water is polluted, and communities grow poorer.
Noise from popular models of commercial gas leaf blowers exceeds 100 decibels. A jet plane takeoff or a siren is measured at 120 decibels.
Landscaping pollutants like pesticides, fertilizers, and yard debris are dumped in the same places we get our drinking water from.
According to EPA statistics, just 33 gasoline lawn mowers can produce as much pollution as a car produces all year.
We catalyze hyper-local environmental action by consulting directly with developers, planners, and local governments. We identify opportunities for integrated sustainability in real estate projects of all sizes, turning landscaping budgets into drivers of positive social and environmental change.