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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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.
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.
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.
– 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or else provide your contact details on arrival for Covid-safety
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to book a slot.
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.