WHO WE ARE

We are a group of passionate people that want to institutionalize urban agriculture in growing cities. Urban agriculture has come a long way but it is still disconnected from communities as a whole, with approximately 2.3 million Americans living more than 10 miles from a fresh food source. The current career tracks of those working in urban agriculture are far from perfect, with typically long hours, no living wage, and a lack of health insurance and affordable housing. Aside from the lack of visibility with urban agriculture, the landscapes we do see in our cities are detrimental to the health of our environment, for the use of fossil fuels and deadly chemicals to tend these spaces is all too common.

We are working hard to change all of this. We believe in diverse ecosystems that can live alongside us in our cities. We see a future where the landscapes we interact with are beneficial for the health of the environment, the people, and the economy. We work to empower, develop, and nurture cities through the Roots Down model of urban agriculture.

Meet the team


JAMIE ROSENTHAL

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR



REBECCA SNEGG
PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
FELLOW

Roots Down, est. 2018