Welcome to Roots4Life

Roots4Life is a community action project set up to tackle childhood obesity. To achieve this we intend to teach cooking skills, horticulture and the importance of nutrition. We also include exercise and mindfulness to support mental well being. It is hoped to include families, schools and community groups.

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Introducing ‘The Baker Centre

The Baker Centre is a community hub that has been built for Roots4Life by Linden Homes. (See Key No.1 on the plan below)
It is within this building, and on the premises of the Bardhill site that our programmes and initiatives will take place.

What activities will be on offer?

The Baker Centre will offer activities and events that focus on health, wellbeing and excercise, and obviously growing vegetables and plants! We have already hosted two small picnics for local families. At the moment current restrictions mean we are currently limited in what activities are available but shortly we hope to be offering education sessions, exercise classes, cooking sessions in our new teaching kitchen and a community cafe with healthy snacks and drinks.

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Sun rising on day of first picnic

 

Sun rising on day of first picnic

News

Roots4Summer open day 1.30-3.30 pm 28th July 

The holidays are almost here and Roots4Life have some super exciting news - we are opening up our site so parents and children can see what Roots4Summer is all about. Levi Roots is our offical guest and will launch our new camp so if you want to hear him, please arrive promptly at 1.30pm. This is a family event and children must be accompanied at all times. Attendance is via advanced registration only here

No dogs apart from guide dogs.  Car parking is paid for via phone on arrival. Limited mobility and disabled parking please send an email to hello@roots4life.org  

Roots4Summer camp 

The Roots4Summer camp will run  at The Baker Centre from Monday 26 July until Thursday 18 August 2021. The camp will start at 10 am promptly and finish at 2pm. Free places are available for  only Greenwich children and young people who receive free school meals and who are aged from 8-11 years old.

For more information about the camp, eligibility and activities on offer please read this information sheet here 

Roots4Life are now accepting applications for paying places which is £55 per week.  If you are interested in extended hours please send an email to hello@roots4life.org

Pre-registration for a confirmation of a place is required by filling out this form here 

Questions? Send an email to hello@roots4life.org or call/ message 074070 802379

Roots4Life family have a go and grow session - Sat 7 August 10.30-12.30 pm

Grow a tasty salad for picking. All we ask is bring an old plastic food waste container. Y'know like the ones that the shop bought tomatoes or mushrooms come in. We will provide the seed and compost and you can take some salad away. This is a family only event and you must pre-register by sending an email titled 'Family grow' with number of adults and children to hello@roots4life.org 

Roots4Life family garden session - Sat 14 August 10.30-12.30 pm

We ask that you bring a pair of gardening gloves, a bottle of water and your own trowel and fork if you have one. And if you want a cup of tea or coffee, your own mug. We will provide hot water outside and tea, herbal tea and coffee with a hand santising station nearby. 

  • Activities will be outside based but we do ask that you register using the email below 
  • No vegetable or gardening experience  required - just let us know if you don't have a trowel and fork or would prefer sitting 
  • Gentle gardening so seed planting and light forking 
  • Access to toliets on site (santised after use and cleaned every hour on the hour) 
  • PPE, hand santisers, masks etc all provided 
  • Hot water for a cup of tea or coffee - just please bring your own mug or reusable cup
  • Volunteers will need to pre-register via email and arrive promptly at 9 am for health and safety briefing 

For adults only and over 18 years old. Spaces will be limited and registration beforehand is essential and via email below. 

No children allowed at this session but we are organising a family 'Have a go grow' session as above. Please send an email to hello@roots4life.org for details and to book a slot. 


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WE ARE HERE TO HELP – COVID-19

GREENWICH, LEWISHAM AND BEXLEY

Roots4life are here to help YOU during the Covid -19 crisis. We are working in a professional kitchen, making and then delivering meals to the vulnerable in the areas of Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley.

The Roots4Life charity was set up to prevent food poverty and the physical and mental health challenges that are faced from malnutrition, obesity and social isolation, but we have decided to shift our focus for the next few months.

The challenge is getting food and supplies to those that need it most. Not only does this apply to those already in need, but to the recently unemployed due to sudden redundancies!

Malnutrition and loneliness are likely to rise in the coming months, so despite our focus changing slightly, we are determined not to stop what we set out to do.

If you need food or supplies, or even a phone call please get in touch.

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