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. To date Roots4Life has run a summer camp, welcomed Levi Roots and help community drop-ins. 

We hope to be offering very shortly 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

 

Levi and children low res

Levi and children low res

Sun rising on day of first picnic

News

The Trini Flamingo pop-up supper @ Roots4Life, Sat 16 Oct from 7-11pm 

Roots4Life are super supper excited to announced our first pop-up supper at Roots4Life. Bringing some tropical colour to Autumn, The Trini Flamingo will be hosting a fabulous evening. Try traditional Trinidadian / Caribbean appetisers, meat, vegan, roti and rice dishes and delicious exotic desserts.

Sample menu…
– Beef patties spiked with scotch bonnet pepper
– Potato pies meltingly tasty with crunchy veg
– Trini style pulled pork
– Sunshine rice n peas
– Grilled sweet pineapple with chilli

Book tickets below and  £3 of every ticket sold will be donated to Roots4Life 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-trini-flamingo-pop-up-tickets-170524459248

Roots4Life family have a go and grow session - Sat 7 & 14 Oct 

 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 

SE9 Welcome Friday 8 & 22 October 2.00 - 4.00 pm 

Roots4Life is hosting  SE9 only drop-ins for the local community to view the building and  outdoor grounds at 245 Footscray Road.

This a family accompanied event and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Join us for a cup of tea and find out more about our plans, ask any questions and let us know activities and events you would like to happen in the future.

Make the most of Autumn and enjoy a walk around the trim trail or else just enjoy a cuppa and chat. 

To register send an email to hello@roots4life.org or else provide your contact details on arrival for Covid-safety 

Roots4Life volunteer garden session - Sats from 11-2pm 

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 are 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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