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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.

What your donation supports.


Fruit trees planted.


Acres converted.


Lbs of food produced each year.


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.


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.