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Grow more Fruitful Communities.

We're growing more Fruitful Communities by turning lawns around libraries, schools, and community centers into food forests, pollinator gardens, and outdoor classrooms. Join us as we fight climate change, create green jobs, and feed people.
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No matter who you are, there's a place for you in the Fruitful Communities initiative. We're growing a more livable world for all...and that means you, too!

When you sign up to be a Roots Down member, you're saying you want your neighborhood, city, and county to align its values and budget to promote the growth of regenerative landscapes, thereby committing to ecological restoration, societal equity, and sustainable jobs growth.

Together, we can grow more Fruitful Communities!​

Fruitful Communities starts with you!
We're building a movement of Growers and community partners like you, ​all working together to grow a more abundant, equitable, and fruitful future. Becoming a Roots Down member does more than show your support for the Fruitful Communities initiative, it also gets you access to all sorts of members-only perks.
​Membership includes:

  • Roots Down t-shirt of your choice

  • Sticker bundle

  • Get Started Guide

  • Discounts on merch

  • Members-only content and courses

  • Discounts on paid courses and seminars

  • Members-only meet-ups

  • Unlimited access to Community Knowledge Base

  • Weekly Newsletter

  • Quarterly Impact Reports

Join the movement!

$79

per year.
OUR IMPACT
YOUR IMPACT

How does membership help?

While we're a for-profit company, we still rely on the support of members to help us offer pro bono services to communities in food and park deserts, as well as additional support to local governments with smaller budgets.

Plants more landscapes

The single biggest way your membership helps is to provide us with the resources to grow more Productive Urban Landscapes.

Educates more GreenHive Leaders

Your membership also helps us offer scholarships and financial assistance to more young leaders through the GreenHive Leadership Program.

Creates more Growers

Membership help us offer paid internships to up and coming Growers looking to expand into the ecological landscaping industry.

Spreads the word

Every new member helps us tell even more people about the Fruitful Communities initiative.

FRUITFUL COMMUNITIES

So, what's a Fruitful Community?

Fruitful Communities can come in a variety of forms, scales, and aesthetic preferences, and should also mirror the character of an area’s people, history, and values. There is no one-size-fits-all, but all Fruitful Communities should strive for at least 1 of these 4 traits.

1

Official adoption of the Fruitful Communities Initiative by at least 1 governing body (city or county government, or a neighborhood association).

2

At least 1 Fruitful Communities District. A Fruitful Communities District is an area with at least 10,000 sqft of regenerative landscaping.

3

Any area with at least 1 Fruitful Communities Partner Group. A Partner Group is an official Roots Down chapter with at least 5 members.

4

Any area that is in the process of developing any of the first 3 traits. If the people are putting in the work, then you're building a Fruitful Community!

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Bring Roots Down to your area!

Interested in bringing the Fruitful Communities initiative to your town or neighborhood? Contact us for more information on getting started!

Want to get more involved?

No matter your background, resources, age, or interests, there's somewhere for everyone in the Fruitful Communities Initiative. Here are some ways you can get more involved in the movement. 
Financial

Want to financially support the Fruitful Communities initiative? Here are a few great ways: ​

Organize

Get paid to grow the Fruitful Communities initiative:

Get Social

Like social media? Check out our social toolkit and tell the world about Roots Down.

  • Go to Social Toolkit.

Hire Us

Want to bring the Fruitful Communities initiative to your area? Reach out and let us see how we can help.

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EVENTS

Hang out with us.

We're always up to something. Check out some of our upcoming events, and join the growing movement of Fruitful Communities advocates.
  • Green Library Tour, at Clarkston Library
    Green Library Tour, at Clarkston Library
    Sat, May 11
    Clarkston Library
    May 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Clarkston Library, 951 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, USA
    May 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Clarkston Library, 951 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, USA
    Join the Fruitful Community Foundation for our next Green Library Tours event at Clarkston Library. The tour will include a guided exploration of the climate-resilient landscape installed around the library.
  • Green Library Tour, at Chamblee Library
    Green Library Tour, at Chamblee Library
    Sat, Apr 20
    Chamblee Library
    Apr 20, 2024, 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Join the Fruitful Community Foundation for the kick-off of the Green Library Tours. The tour will include a guided exploration of the climate-resilient landscape installed around the library.
  • Envisioning Wild Hope in Georgia
    Envisioning Wild Hope in Georgia
    Thu, Mar 28
    Manuel's Tavern
    Mar 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Manuel's Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Mar 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Manuel's Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Embark on an evening of captivating stories and community engagement as we explore the evolution of the Fruitful Community Foundation. Hear from local visionaries on their ideas for Wild Hope. In partnership with the Fruitful Community Foundation, Science for Georgia and Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • DeKalb Green New Deal Summit
    DeKalb Green New Deal Summit
    Sat, Oct 14
    Clarkston
    Oct 14, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Clarkston, 495 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, USA
    Oct 14, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Clarkston, 495 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, USA
    We are excited to invite you to the DeKalb Green New Deal Summit, a free climate action event, taking place on October 14 from 8 am – 4:30 pm at Georgia Piedmont Technical College and hosted by DeKalb County Commissioner Ted Terry.
  • International Day of Peace - Youth Celebration with Dr. Jane Goodall
    International Day of Peace - Youth Celebration with Dr. Jane Goodall
    Thu, Sep 21
    Legacy Park
    Sep 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Legacy Park, 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
    Sep 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Legacy Park, 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
    Join world-renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and UN Messenger of Peace share her reasons for hope and ways to connect everyday individual actions to a larger, global transformation.
  • Session 3 - Policy Plays: Finding Your Champions
    Session 3 - Policy Plays: Finding Your Champions
    Mon, Aug 21
    Virtual Event
    Aug 21, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Aug 21, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Discover the keys to identifying your champions and connecting with your community allies. Learn how to access valuable resources that can support your initiatives. Gain powerful insights on mobilizing others to join the fight for your cause.
  • Session 2 of Policy Plays: Winning on a Local Level
    Session 2 of Policy Plays: Winning on a Local Level
    Mon, Jul 24
    Zoom
    Jul 24, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Jul 24, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    with Commissioner Ted Terry and Policy & Research Manager Miranda Rupkey.
  • The Future of Landscaping roadshow
    The Future of Landscaping roadshow
    Fri, Jun 30
    Legacy Park
    Jun 30, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Legacy Park, 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
    Jun 30, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Legacy Park, 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
    Imagine the possibilities of our landscapes!
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