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Fundraising Projects

Current projects we're fundraising for

We are currently focused on fundraising to improve our site and expand our team for education and for wildlife, so that we can best help our students, visiting schools and the community to connect with nature.

Building a New Horticultural Classroom

Our Horticulture course is very popular and the current teaching space is not adequate for the needs of our students, all of whom require extra support with learning. We are looking to extend the established Apple Barn, built in 2002, utilising an underused space which looks out onto the Wild Garden and the greenhouse.

The new classroom will have a number of benefits for our students:

  • A larger, purpose-built space for learning

  • WiFi

  • Eco-electric heating

  • Positioned in the heart of the gardens at Roots and Shoots with easy access to outdoor teaching spaces - and less mud in the main building!

Construction began in 2023, sadly with complications and delays. We're now fundraising to complete the building for 2024.

If you would like to help support this project, please make a donation. All donations are gratefully received.

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Expanding Environmental Education

Historically, with our Wild Garden full of urban wildlife as a resource, Roots and Shoots provided environmental education to local primary school groups, providing inner-city children with the opportunity to experience nature up-close. In recent years due to the pandemic and an end in funding we sadly had to halt this educational programme.

In summer 2023 we organised several sessions with local schools which were extremely popular and successful, and we are now fundraising to bring the programme back more permanently with a new purpose-built space in the Wild Garden.

In addition to our own sessions, we plan to collaborate with national environmental organisations on activities, workshops and talks. Collaborative organisations include:

  • The Butterfly Conservation Foundation

  • The Bat Conservation Trust

  • Buglife

  • Lambeth Council Biodiversity Forum in collaboration with Lambeth Parks

If you would like to help support this initiative, please make a donation.