Roots for the Future
Roots for the Future


Roots for the Future designs tree planting workshops for all sections of the community. We offer workshops for schools, youth groups, community groups, housing estates and team building workshops for businesses, large and small. 


Get in touch to find out more about our taylor made tree planting workshops.


Roots for the Future is celebrating its first birthday on April 22 by holding a tree planting party for the local community with corporate partner, Honey Brothers. You are invited to come celebrate by joining Roots for the Future and Honey Brothers for an afternoon of outdoor children’s games and refreshments, followed by planting some trees.


The cost per child is £5 to attend, subsidised by a Postcode Lottery Trust award and sponsorship from Honey Brothers. Our outdoor learning leader will be highlighting through exploration and games how trees and plants are the fundamental basis of all life. RSVP here.


Honey Brothers has been providing tree surgery, forestry and landscaping industries with products for over 60 years. Celebrating 10 years of new management this year, they continue to provide goods to commercial and domestic clients, and support the local area through social projects and employment schemes. 


Roots for the Future held its first ever tree planting event on April 22 2016 to tie in with Earth Day and the launch of the Canopy Project, a worldwide network that strengthens communities through tree planting. This years’ Earth Day promotes environmental and climate literacy and so Roots for the Future’s outdoor learning leader will be highlighting through exploration and games how trees and plants are the fundamental basis of all life. 


Roots for the Future is holding another planting event in Godalming, this time in Northbourne. The community will be gathering at 1:30 on Saturday 18th February at the Playground for kids games followed by planting cherry, apple and pear trees. 


Again funded by Godalming Town Council, Northbourne residents are gathering to plant an orchard of fruit trees near the playground.

Van Arnhem Nurserythe proud sponsor of Mahana Moo, would like to invite you to take a Moo home with you. You may have seen some colourful cows dotted around the Surrey Hills and in and around towns. These life-size fiberglass beauooties are part of the Surrey Cow Parade.


Mahana is designed and painted by up-and-coming artist Claire Vorstman, and has been judged to be udderly gorgeous and selected to be one of 20 special cows to be auctioned at a gala dinner at the stunning and prestigious Hampton Court Palace, Richmond on the 17 November 2016. The others have been auctioned at Sandown Park Racecourse on 20th October. 


The Cow Parade is the world’s largest public art event, and rounds up the support of celebrities and businesses to raise money for local community projects and enterprise schemes.  The Surrey Cow Parade aims to share the beauty of the Surrey Hills and provide a boost to local businesses and community projects.

Roots for the Future, who will receive 25% of the proceeds, is a social enterprise that plants trees with the community to tackle local climate challenges. Their workshops have a particular focus on engaging children and youth, and their local activities contribute to national goals to curb global climate change.


Perennial, who will receive 25% of the proceeds, is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people who work in horticulture when times get tough. They provide free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people of all ages working in, or retired from horticulture.


Surrey Hills Trust Fund will receive 50% of the proceeds and is a charity established to conserve and protect the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, leaving a legacy for generations to come. The fund supports local community projects and enterprise schemes that benefit and enhance the Surrey Hills landscape.


So, as you can see, there is much at steak with the sale of Mahana. If you are interested in having Mahana walk off with you, then participate in the gala auction. You will be supporting some worthy local causes in doing so.


Please get in touch

 Jamie 07870 923306

or view Lot 34 to make an online bid. 


Friends and neighbours in Ockford Ridge and Aaron’s Hill are gathering together to get their hands dirty on Saturday, 19 November 2016. Residents will be planting 50 oak tree saplings with Roots for the Future. The afternoon is paid for by Godalming Town Council and supported by Waverley Borough Council. 

The tree planting workshop at Ockford Ridge and Aaron’s Hill is one of two in residential areas in Godalming made possible by a grant from Godalming Town Council. The aim is to get the community to work together to further beautify their surroundings, learn more about the environmental benefits of trees and to informally work with their councillors. 


This is a great opportunity for community members to get more involved in tackling local environmental issues, such as poor air quality and flooding. It's also a chance for residents of Ockford Ridge and Aaron’s Hill to get to know their neighbours and councillors a little better.

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