Roots for the Future’s annual report

Roots for the Future’s activities and impact in our first year Here is a general account of Roots for the Future’s activities in our first year of operation and how they have benefited the communities we have worked in. Pilot With the support of Surrey County...

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Planting a hedgerow

As the tree planting season is from autumn to early spring, last week we held our last outdoor planting event until next autumn. The event was a collaboration between the Garden House and St Dominic’s School, both in Hambeldon, south west Surrey. The Garden...

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Press release – A helping hand from CALA Homes

A helping hand from CALA Homes enables new trees to take root in Godalming Residents and children across Godalming were invited to give back to their local community at two special tree plantings event held by social enterprise, Roots for the Future. The events were...

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What a difference a week makes

We brought together people to plant trees in two local communities in and around Godalming and we couldn’t have had much more different weather on on these two February Saturdays. The first event was held on the green on Amberley Road in Milford. On Saturday...

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Planting trees in “Chippy Park”

Ask a local where Canon Bowrings Playing Grounds are in Farncombe, and you may draw a blank. If you say “Chippy Park” people are more likely to be able to direct you to the lovely hidden gem situated behind the fish and chip shop on Lower Manor Road. On...

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Tree planting while raining cats and dogs

One of our favourite things to do – apart from planting trees – is give people the opportunity to come together to do something positive in their local vicinity. On Saturday 10th February it was heartwarming to see people come out of their houses in the...

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Two more community events in Godalming

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson. We are bringing together people to plant trees in two more local communities in and around Godalming next month. We are holding a community tree planting event...

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Oh Christmas Tree! How green are you?

We are “putting up” our Christmas tree tonight. What that means for us is we are bringing it in from the garden. We have a live potted Christmas tree that we inherited from the previous tenant of the flat we lived in a few years ago. We have repotted it and bring it...

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