Edible Libraries Campaign

We're turning vacant land around DeKalb County Libraries into food forests and pollinator gardens. Join us as we eliminate food and play deserts, all while fighting climate change.

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Battling food and play deserts in DeKalb.

41,000+

Children in DeKalb are food insecure.

30%

DeKalb residents are more than a 10-min walk from a park.

30+

Acres of available land at DeKalb libraries.

1,545,931

Annual library visits.

How your donation helps!

You can feel good about donating to the Edible Libraries Campaign because every dollar we receive goes right into building food forests and pollinator gardens at DeKalb County libraries. Oh, and we're also creating fun and engaging youth education programs to grow the next generation of land stewards.

It's a win-win-win!

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About Roots Down.

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.

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.

Latest updates.

Upcoming events.

  • Fruitful Communities Live Launch
    Thu, Jan 20
    Location is TBD
    Jan 20, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    A live launch event for the Fruitful Communities Initiative, our plan for fighting climate change, growing green jobs, and feeding people.