Roots for Water

Our purpose

We are here to reclaim, restore and conserve native/healthy ecosystems for the sake of air and water quality, and the quality of human and biological life as a whole.

Our mission

To maintain healthy ecosystems by eradicating destructive invasive species and replacing them with natives and beneficial species which improve ecosystem health.

We understand that humanity plays a big part in the state of the ecosystems around the world. We also understand that being conscious of our connection to the earth and surrounding ecosystems will not only bring healing to the ecosystems around us, but also to ourselves and our communities.

Our vision is to “re-merge” human communities back into the ecosystems to play an integrated and beneficial role within them. We know this it’s not so far away from being a reality, once each of us start to plan, decide, and contribute towards a future that we can all see and agree upon. Holding a mutual understanding that we are here to give back with love and appreciation for all of the abundance that Nature blesses us with.

PRECEDENTS : What is the problem?

  • Invasive species and loss of biodiversity
  • Loss of genetic diversity (severe bottlenecking)
  • Desertification and climate change
  • GMO’s and herbicides
  • Industrial monocrop farming
  • Mining and soil depletion 
  • Urban sprawl 
  • Overconsumption
  • Excessive waste and pollution

Why it is important?

We need to develop this project because ecosystems around the world are in the process of collapse. Because of human activity and climate change ecosystems around the world are shifting. This is partially a natural process however our activity during this time on the earth is causing a devastating effect on biodiversity, genetic diversity, water quality, and the quality of human life at a time when all these things are at a vulnerable stage.

We are in one of the biggest mass extinction known. We must take action NOW.

Our vision is to “re-merge” human communities back into the ecosystems to play an integrated and beneficial role within them. We know this is not only possible, but it’s not so far away from being a reality, once each of us start to plan, decide, and contribute towards a future that we can all see and agree upon. Holding a mutual understanding that we are here to give back with love and appreciation for all of the abundance that Nature blesses us with.

What would we take a stand for?

We would take a stand for what we feel is best for all, to thrive optimally in a healthy balanced environment:

  • For the elemental resources to be protected and respected above all because they are the foundations that allow all life to flourish, (water, air, earth). 
  • Next is the natural ecosystem because it is like the frame of the structure that allows for great biodiversity where many species are able to coexist in harmony, (the microbiome of the soil to feed the diverse plant species, the diverse plants to give food shelter and material for all the animals and people, the native animals who disperse seeds and give food to plants, other animal, and people. And the people themselves who can play a conscious roll in caring for, nurturing and protecting the system that sustains us and gives us health and happiness.) 
  • Allow all people the right to a part of the abundance in a healthy balanced way where we can all be keepers and creators in respect to all life.

Other of our projects:

Down Home Farm

We are currently in the process of transitioning our family horse farm into a permaculture/agroforestry farm where we will be focusing on the production of native medicinal herbs, mushrooms, wild edible foods, and specialty products that can not be found in grocery stores. 

Our goal and mission is to create a beyond sustainable system where the production of our crops not only provides healing to the people and the community, but also to the land, the water and the ecosystem as a whole.

Spring ephemerals

These are spring ephemerals. Meaning they have a very short bloom time in spring on the forest floor before the trees start to leaf out. After they bloom they go dormant for the rest of the year until they reemerge the next spring.

Spring ephemerals are at high risk of being list in areas where Amur honeysuckle bush and garlic mustard have taken over. 

Spring ephemerals are a crucial part of the ecosystem because they are the first food source for queen bumblebees and other early emerging pollinators in the spring.

References of similar and inspiring projects:

http://www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/
http://ruralaction.org/

www.savannainstitute.org 


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