We're growing more Fruitful Communities by educating the next generation of land stewards. With micro-courses, articles, explainer videos, and a members-only social network, the Roots Down app is the perfect way to get plugged into the Fruitful Communities initiative
Better landscapes for a greener future.
Plug into a gardening group on a mission to change the way we build landscapes.
Connect with other Roots Down members,
and share your own environmental journey with a like-minded community of eco-leaders. Chat privately, check out user-generated content, like, comment, and share. The Roots Down app makes it easy to keep up with others in your community working to make a better world.
A garden club with
a side of climate action.
Take local environmental action right in your own neighborhood! Whether you're looking for tips on converting your yard to a pollinator garden, or want to find the best way to engage local officials, you'll find downloads, videos, and articles that give you concrete steps to make your neighborhood a more regenerative place.
The Roots Down app is more than a place to share gardening tips and memes, it's a movement. With Members-only virtual and in-person events, connections to a growing network of other impactful organizations, and a proven strategy for local action, the Roots Down App helps you find your place in our shared regenerative future.
Training for 21st century land stewards.
We're revolutionizing the landscaping industry by bringing together everyday folks, landscapers, and local governments around a shared strategy, providing the education, resources, and tools for communities of all sizes to fight climate change, feed people, grow green jobs, and create outdoor classrooms for community engagement and education.
The dark side of modern landscaping.
THE PROBLEM WE'RE SOLVING
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.