Tanzania
Source of clean air and honey,am using my savings to fund the project
United States
To complete this project, we applied for (and received!) two small grants to help with purchasing supplies. We researched and selected the most appropriate structure for our budget. We also met with our cafeteria service in regards to the farm-to-table portion of the project. And, of course, we had a community build date when we raised the structure!
United States
Our project at Noble Middle School is to create a healthy vegetable and herb garden. In hope of feeding the hungry in our community and creating a beautiful space at our school, we have planted rosemary, beebalm, and tomatoes. We will continue to water our plants and take care of them through a schedule we have assembled that includes all of our class members.
United States
The Tom McCall Roots&Shoots group has planned to take 3 field trips to Nana Cardoon Urban Farm and Learning Center. Our primary objective would be to explore and have “hands on” experience with natural food systems. Nana Cardoon offers a rich environment for developing understanding of plant growth, harvest, processing, preservation, and preparation. A secondary objective would be developing deeper connections to our community and its assets. Expanding our understanding of Forest Grove will help us develop meaningful community projects.
Canada
Teach teenagers: through workshops and hands on projects. Water garden: rainwater collectors. Group meals: prepare, cook and eat together the produce from the garden. Welcoming space: a green space with chairs and benchs.
United States
Through this project, we are looking to promote sustainable living in the city of Camden through the distribution of free produce, in a city labeled as a "food desert" during recent years. We are looking for cost effective and recyclable options to grow our produce, while educating members of the community about agriculture around the world, how different cultures depend on agriculture, how individuals in different environments face abuse, how climate change is affecting the world and how we can innovate change.
United States
We will have lessons about native species and try to locate any native plants that might already be found in the garden. We will investigate which native plants might grow best in our garden and why. We will purchase native plant seedlings and care for them in the garden until they grow and mature. We will study the role each native plant plays in the garden ecosystem and then make comparisons with the role of a native plant found in another natural environment (like a forest). Finally, we will see how our native plants contribute to the success of edible crops.
United States
With this Roots and Shoots grant, we will be able to provide critical care to 6 Watsonville area public schools. These school orchards serve a combined 5,000 students in grades K-12. With proper seasonal care, the fruit trees in these orchards will bear fruit for up to 100 years. This grant will go towards funding seasonal care visits, where experienced staff members will prune, fertilize, check the irrigation system, and make sure these school orchards are healthy so that they are able to produce the maximum amount of fruit possible! During these care visits we will also engage students from each school in environmental leadership curriculum, helping to create the next generation of youth leaders and environmental stewards.
United States
The name of our campaign is called Project Oasis. It is called this because of our hopes to reforest the rural Haitian landscape, one small patch at a time. Oftentimes when a team is completed with their project, the result looks like a small green escape from the harsh, dry and rugged Haitian terrain. On each Haiti Plunge trip (about 10 days each) work is done to help reinforce the surrounding area to protect it from further deforestation and erosion. In the wet season this will mean planting as many trees as possible while the soil is in good condition for planting. In the dry season, teams will repair and reinforce the vital and fragile dirt road that leads into the mountains to prevent sink holes, landslides, and erosion. Work areas are determined by village leaders, and by drivers who use the road frequently with vehicles. They know which areas are the most vulnerable. At the work site, people from the surrounding villages assist the Haiti Plunge team with the often back breaking work (picks and shovels are typically all the tools teams have available deep in the mountains). Haitians are able to learn from the Haiti Plunge new ways to protect and prevent their land from erosion. This is crucial as most people are farmers and rely on their farms for their livelihoods. The Haiti Plunge also learns from the Haitians how best to work the unfamiliar land and learn ways the Haitians have been caring for their land for generations. A Roots and Shoots mini grant will assist with the purchasing of trees and other materials needed for this continuous project including cement and sandbags.
United States
The students are going to research ingredients needed to make the eco-friendly (Homemade Sprays) instead of harmful chemicals such as neonics that have been destroying the pollinator populations. Another project is to create the pollinator friendly nutritious gardens around our local city.

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