#WhoKnew it’s Social Enterprise Day?

#WhoKnew it’s Social Enterprise Day?

Social Enterprise Day on Thursday 19 November celebrates the impact social enterprises are having around the world. The #WhoKnew global digital campaign gives social enterprises the chance to tell our stories, show what sets us apart from traditional businesses and...

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Let’s build back better from the pandemic

Let’s build back better from the pandemic

Every day we hear more downbeat news about how the pandemic is damaging our economy. Much is being made about building back better - that the government needs to create an economy that is greener, fairer and more resilient to future shocks. How can we as individuals...

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What is forest bathing anyway?

What is forest bathing anyway?

If you have ever heard people talking about forest bathing, you may have wondered – what on earth are they talking about? So here is Roots for the Future’s quick guide to forest bathing, what it is and how to do it. Forest bathing, put simply, is a mindful walk...

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Roots for the Future’s third annual report

Roots for the Future’s third annual report

As a community interest company limited by guarantee we are obliged to report our activities each year to Companies House. This blog is adapted from the section which asks for a general account of the company’s activities in the year, along with how they have...

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Hedgerows for the Future

Hedgerows for the Future

Last month Roots for the Future concluded six more planting sessions at Charterhouse school. This was the third year in a row we have partnered with the school to engage Year 9 in planting trees on the school grounds.     Luckily we managed to complete the...

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Roots for the Future’s second annual report

Roots for the Future’s second annual report

Roots for the Future’s activities and impact in our second year Roots for the Future CIC brings people together to plant trees near to where they live. Our mission is to engage communities in tree planting to cultivate a lasting legacy of environmental sustainability....

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Cubs finish the hedgerow

Cubs finish the hedgerow

In March we started a hedgerow with St Edmund's year 5 pupils BUT we only got halfway along (despite planting 170 saplings!). So in came the local cubs to plant the rest of it. For Cubs, aged between 8 and 10 ½, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers...

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Meet the eco warriors

Meet the eco warriors

An exciting new collaboration between Godalming Junior School and Roots for the Future had 13 of the school’s Eco Warriors planting trees in their local park.  On the first day of spring 13 Eco Warriors, from 8 to 10 years of age, joined us to plant several trees of...

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Citizen Charterhouse!

Citizen Charterhouse!

Roots for the Future and Charterhouse School have recently completed a second year of planting sessions together. The planting projects fit well into the school’s commitment to social responsibility and to instilling a sense of citizenship in their pupils. With a...

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Inter-generational hedge planting

Inter-generational hedge planting

We held a wonderful planting event at Ladywell spiritual retreat in March. We invited Year 5 from St Edmunds to plant a hedgerow at Ladywell's request. Criss-crossing the countryside, hedgerows are long rows of bushes and can be seen dividing up farmland and...

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