Graduating from the School for Social Entrepreneurs

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead This month 18 social entrepreneurs – including me – completed the Lloyds Bank School for Social...

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How to grow an oak from an acorn

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson For me few things are as satisfying as germinating something from seed and nurturing it while watching it grow. That is why I have been delighted to...

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The many MANY benefits of trees

Trees are amazing. They do so much for us, for wildlife and for the environment. We should not take them for granted. As we reported in an earlier post, 15 billion trees are cut down each year but only five billion are replanted. At that rate there will be no more...

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Save Wisley’s trees

Plans to widen the A3 at the junction to the M25 have put at risk irreplaceable historic trees, some of which are more than 100 years old with centuries of life left. RHS Garden Wisley is a Grade II listed garden and if this Highways England plan is developed, more...

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Radio interview with Francesca

Listen to this short conversation between podcaster Steve Randall and co-founder Francesca discussing the inspiration that led to setting up Roots for the...

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Our first birthday party

We at Roots for the Future celebrated our first birthday on Saturday 22 April by holding a tree planting party for the local community with our corporate partner, Honey Brothers. The Godalming based social enterprise brings people together to plant trees in their...

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It’s our Birthday!

Roots for the Future is celebrating its first birthday on April 22 by holding a tree planting party for the local community with corporate partner, Honey Brothers. You are invited to come celebrate by joining Roots for the Future and Honey Brothers for an afternoon of...

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We planted 20 fruit trees

On Saturday 18th February, Roots for the Future worked with the Northbourne Action Group to plant 20 fruits trees on the Northbourne estate. Funded by Godalming Town Council and supported by Southern Housing, 40 people came out to plant cherry, apple and pear trees....

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Planting event! 

Roots for the Future is holding another planting event in Godalming, this time in Northbourne. Again funded by Godalming Town Council, Northbourne residents are gathering to plant an orchard of fruit trees near the playground. We are working with the Northbourne...

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Watch our latest video

Our new video  Roots for the Future plants trees with communities to tackle local climate change problems and to contribute to contribute to social cohesion. Any barriers there are among participants break down as soon as people get their hands dirty together. So we...

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