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.

To find out more you can sign up to our mailing list and we will send out a monthly news, events, vegetable and wildlife updates here

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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

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Jubliee Community Meal and Activity Day! 

Join us for a free community meal munch up using supplies from the Felix, Coop and hopefully some of our own salads from Roots4Life. 

Entertain the family with have-a-go sessions at boxing, football, gardening or our nature trail. If places are full, we will endeavour to provide families in need with food to take away. 

Free car parking is available for those with limited mobility or health reasons. Please contact us to let us know your car registration. If you are interested in volunteering please also get in touch. And don't forget to bring your tupperware! 

Please email hello@roots4life.org with details of any allergies.

Register here 

Corporate Volunteering Days 

The sun is shining and vegetables-are-a-growing! As many have returned to offices or different ways of working - be it remotely, hybrid or a mix - why not consider a corporate volunteering day at Roots4Life. We can offer seed sowing, conservation tasks, vegetable management, meeting room space as well as a health tasty lunch - all in an unqiue 8.5 acre site.  To find out more send an email to hello@roots4life.org 

Roots4Easter Holiday Camp 

Our Roots4Easter Holiday Camp has now finished. Please join our mailing list for early notification of the next holiday camps. 

Yoga with Jo - term time only 

Our yoga sessions with Jo have been peaceful and popular. They will start again on Tuesday 26th April at 9.15 am for a hour. Jo will be leading us in an hour's Vinyasa Flow, which is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you a regular yogi, you will be familiar with the fluidity of a Vinyasa flow, but if you are new to yoga do not fear - Jo will give adaptions to the poses for your capability. There has been interest in evening yoga as well so please contact us to let us know if you are interested in an evening weekday session too. Send an email to hello@roots4life.org or book here 

Roots4Life volunteer family garden session - starting again! 

Sat 14 May, Sat 21 May from 10-12pm. 

  • No vegetable or gardening experience  required 
  • Gentle gardening so seed planting and light forking 
  • Access to toliets on site 
  • Hot water for a cup of tea or coffee 
  • Family accompanied event so children should be accompanied at all times 

Adult volunteer garden sessions 

Cat will be leading adult volunteer gardening sessions for adults over 18 years old. For further details please email cat@roots4life.org 

PAST EVENTS 

New Eltham Litter Pick - Sunday 6 March 

Meet at Roots4Life at 10.30 to pick up a litter picker, gloves and hoops and rubbish bags. Come back with rubbish bags for a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate or chat with your local ward councillors. Car parking will be free for this event and we request that attendees use the Roots4Life car park and not park on the local streets. No registration required. Family accompanied event only and children must be accompanied bt an adult at all times. Volunteers for tea making and stewarding please email hello@roots4life.org 

Roots4Christmas - FULLY BOOKED 

Roots4Life will be running its holiday programme again during the festive season break. Sessions will run from 10am - 2pm on from  Monday 20th until Thursday 23 December. There will be free sessions for children on free school meals or sessions will cost £25 per day. Activities will include cooking lessons, physical activity from zumba to boxing exercise as well as a hot lunch and healthy snacks everyday.  Suitable for children aged 8-14 years. Please register here
If you have any questions or want assistance with filling in the form please send an email to hello@roots4life.org or call 07470 802379. 

 

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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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