Urban communities face many difficulties including a lack of skills, time and resources. As a result they are unable to grow their own food or pursue a sustainable
living model that benefits the wider community as a whole.
The focus of Eats, Shoots and Roots is to empower urban communities by teaching them to grow their own food and begin to establish a sustainable, renewable garden system for the community. To aid this growth the project runs workshops and courses on permaculture principles and gardening skills. The team at Eats, Shoots and Roots also design and build gardens for people, communities and organisations; as well as distributing materials and edible
plant seedlings that are essential for a kitchen garden, making it easy for communities to grow their own food.
Goals and objectives
Eats, Shoots and Roots aims not only to foster sustainable living but to use the power of food as a binding force to socially build these communities. Through the
resources that this project provides, the economy of the community can benefit as skills and knowledge are acquired by its members, and food expenses