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the
Edible Libraries Campaign

Growing gardens at DeKalb Libraries.

We've partnered with DeKalb County to completely overhaul the landscaping at 6 library pilots. This spring we broken ground, and now we need your help to complete the pilot sites, launch educational programming, and expand to all 23 county libraries.

Here at Roots Down we envision 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. 

We work with governments, churches, community orgs, and regular folks like you 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.

We're proud to announce our Edible Libraries Campaign, a partnership between DeKalb County and Roots Down to completely overhaul the landscaping around 6 DeKalb County libraries, and develop educational programming, jobs training, and community-building activities.

We broke ground on these libraries this spring, and we will have the first phase done by the end of May, 2021. But we need your help to add more garden space, plant lots more trees, and grow the Edible Library campaign to all 23 DeKalb County libraries.

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Download the Edible Library design here.

What your donation supports.

100+

Fruit trees planted.

5

Acres converted.

1000+

Lbs of food produced each year.

4

Green jobs created.

Help us grow a greener DeKalb!

Supporting the Edible Libraries Campaign is safe and easy. Just click on the amount you want to donate, and pay with a credit card or PayPal. Quick reminder that Roots Down is a for profit organization so your support is not tax-deductible...but every donation gets one of these sweet gifts!

Our progress so far.

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Updated 5/12/2021
 

Latest updates.

Upcoming events.

  • #GreenHive Summer Celebration and Volunteer Event
    Jun 24, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Clarkston Library, 951 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, USA
    Join us at Clarkston Library for cool treats, garden tours, and a chance to win exclusive prizes.
  • #GreenHive Fun in the Sun and Groundbreaking
    Thu, Jul 01
    Hairston Crossing Library
    Jul 01, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hairston Crossing Library, 4911 Redan Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30088, USA
    Join us at Hairston Crossing Library for cool treats, garden tours, and a chance to win exclusive prizes.
  • #GreenHive Dig Into Summer and Groundbreaking
    Thu, Jul 08
    Redan-Trotti Library
    Jul 08, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Redan-Trotti Library, 1569 Wellborn Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058, USA
    Join us at Redan-Trotti Library for cool treats, garden tours, and a chance to win exclusive prizes.
  • #GreenHive Garden Party and Groundbreaking
    Jul 15, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lithonia Library, 6821 Church St, Lithonia, GA 30058, USA
    Join us at Lithonia Library for cool treats, garden tours, and a chance to win exclusive prizes.
  • #GreenHive Garden Adventure & Groundbreaking
    Thu, Jul 22
    Salem Panola Library
    Jul 22, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Salem Panola Library, 5137 Salem Rd, Stonecrest, GA 30038, USA
    Join us at Salem Panola Library for cool treats, garden tours, and a chance to win exclusive prizes.