Roots Week

Roots Week  8th – 16th February 2014

February ’14 will be the first Roots Week which will see schools and communities coming together to plant trees at simultaneous events throughout the week in the UK and Africa.

No matter where you live, let’s grow Roots Week together! Grab your family, grab your friends and work colleagues and plant a tree! Let us know about any tree planting event large or small. Post your photos of getting out into nature on 8th – 16th February…….if you can’t plant a tree, climb one!  Just take a photo of your action and upload to Facebook and Twitter (see the icons at the top of the page).

Current scheduled events for Roots Week 2014:

BRIGHTON

8th Feb – Local mentoring charity ABandOfBrothers will be planting at the Racehill Community Orchard, Whitehawk
11th Feb – The Food Partnership will be planting at the Race Hill Community Orchard, Whitehawk
13th Feb – School children will be planting at Hertford Junior School, Hollingdean
16th Feb – Community event “Planting Up Hollingdean”

KENYA

During Roots Week simultaneous events will be happening in Kenya including:

  • 1000 trees on land owned by Benson Lelgo, the head at the Ndanai Polytechnic College
  • The planting of 750 trees on land at Chesegem Primary School, Ndanai
  • Town and school tidy-ups
  • Roots Movement fabric bags being made by the clothing department at Ndani Poltechnic college
  • Bags made by a women’s group in Nairobi from donated plastic carrier bags

Roots Movement Partnerships

We have formed links with Brighton Permaculture Trust who are passionate about tree planting in Sussex. One of their key projects is the ‘Orchards for Schools’ movement in which they’ve planted 80 orchards in schools around East Sussex.  We also work with the Race Hill orchard committee who are creating a community orchard in Whitehawk, Brighton on what was disused scrub and wasteland. With them we will be holding tree planting events in Brighton, UK to get schools, families and communities together planting trees.

Roots Movement work with Brighton based charity ABandOfBrothers who Thom mentors for, getting the young mentees from Brighton out into nature preparing land for the first of the Root Week planting events.