The buzz is real.
This is your planet too, and you deserve a voice. That's why we've built a special Grower program just for teens like you! Designed just for 11-17 year olds (and their parents), the #GreenHive is growing a movement of future land stewards, where we provide you with the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to go out and conquer the world!
No matter where you are on your eco-journey, you'll find tons of free inspirational resources to get you off the couch and out and helping your community. From blogs, videos, infographics, and live events, #GreenHive has everything you need to find your unique talents and inspiration.
With online and live courses, regular meet-ups, the monthly Roots Down Companion, and newsletter, the #GreenHive provides you with all the resources, knowledge, and tools you need to become a master land steward.
The #GreenHive is a nationwide movement of teen growers. With chapters all around the country, there is plenty of opportunity to share ideas, get to know kids around the US, and work together on national campaigns to change the world!
For teens, by teens.
Join the #GreenHive and plug into a nationwide movement of teens on a mission. This isn't some boring coding class or STEAM course; the #GreenHive is a youth movement built by and for teens just like you! Make friends, guide your local club, and build a movement!
Meet other eco-conscious kids your own age, plot the course of your local club, and plug into the nationwide network of #GreenHivers to swap ideas, work together, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.
Chart your course
#GreenHive has been designed for teens by teens, which means you get to decide how your local club will function, which projects you'll focus on, and how you want to grow your local community. Don't worry, the Growers at Roots Down are always here to help, facilitate, and offer guidance, but the #GreenHive is the first eco-conscious club specifically designed to be built by teenagers.
Grow a movement
#GreenHive is both hyper-local and nationwide, so every chapter has control over how you will grow your local movement. You choose the projects, the strategies, and focus of your local chapter, while also being plugged into a nationwide organization of land stewards and food organizers.
What you get
Joining the #GreenHive is totally free and members get tons of opportunities to get inspired, educated, and connected to the larger national food movement.
Every month, #GreenHive members receive the Roots Down Action Guide, our companion for eco-conscious families. Filled with tips, recipes, profiles, and tons of actionable steps you and your family can take to start changing your community and the world!
#GreenHive members get access to our growing library of online courses for free or 20% off the listed price. You'll also get early access to courses we haven't listed yet, and an invitation to our annual #GreenHive Get-Together.
When you join the #GreenHive, you become a member of a nationwide organization dedicated to creating greener spaces, and a more just and equitable future. Join regular meet-ups, connect in the Grower Forum, or start your own chapter to get started changing your community!
Our upcoming events.
Looking for a few resources to get you started? We got you covered!
What is a Grower?
Great question! A Grower is someone who creates abundance in their community. That could mean you could grow food, build better ecosystems, or simply help organize your community. Anyone who is helping to build a better, more green society is a Grower in our book.
What is a Productive Urban Landscape (PUL)?
Productive Urban Landscapes, at their core, are places with soul, places that use natural processes to minimize work and inputs and maximize everything that makes nature great. PULs are landscapes that promote 3 simple elements: Food, Ecology, and Community. They are dynamic landscapes that integrate some elements of traditional landscaping (like organized planting patterns and areas to sit, eat, and play) but bring in elements of the natural world (like biodiversity, pollinator habitats, etc.) and plants that provide us with food (like veggies, berries, and fruit trees). PULs can help heal our lands and feed both our bodies and our souls.
How can I bring Roots Down to my city?
We may be based in Atlanta, GA and currently serve the greater Atlanta area, but if you want to bring a #GreenHive chapter to your city, reach out to us and let's chat!
What is Urban Agriculture?
At its heart, urban agriculture is simply agriculture in urban areas. Although it’s a relatively new term, urban agriculture has been around for as long as we’ve had urban areas. Whether it’s a fruit tree, small garden, herbs in a windowsill, backyard chickens, flowers, or just a good ole pile of compost, there is a long history of urban agriculture, even if we didn’t define it that way. However, when we dig a bit deeper, there are a lot of significant differences between agriculture and urban agriculture.