Who We Are
Common Roots grew out of a gathering of parents, teachers, and farmers who got together to discuss health, nutrition, and food systems.
Common Roots, a 501(c)3 nonprofit community organization connects farmers, educators, youth, families, and the wider community in building a sustainable future through place-based education and service programs. By collectively growing food for our schools, families, and food shelves, we celebrate the soil and soul of community. Our stewardship provides food security, affirms our local environment, and nurtures our common roots.
“ Member businesses of the 1% for the Planet network pride themselves in not only doing good business, but also in investing in their communities and in causes that ensure the long-term sustainability of the planet. We are proud to partner with Common Roots and recommend them to these businesses as an organization committed to sustainability and that offers some of the most innovative, high impact food related programming in the local community.” — Jon Cocina, Director of Membership, 1% for the Planet
What We Do
Provide programs and services that support youth in growing as responsible global citizens.
Advocate for improved school food systems and sustainable local agriculture.
Cultivate partnerships that strengthen food security and create community.
Provide hands-on learning experiences to advance food and nutrition awareness.
Support community engagement through internships and service learning opportunities.
Participate in natural resource planning for ecosystem stewardship.