ABOUT GREENROOTS INSTITUTE
Greenroots Institute takes inspiration from the message of the cottonwood—a tree beloved by people living in the Española Valley. The cottonwood is a symbol of hope, healing and transformation. The message of the cottonwood tree is one of reconnection to nature and to each other. The deep roots of the cottonwood guide us to water and remind us to have hope in the future. Our hope is achieved by embracing our diverse communities through relationships with each other and other species.
Our Vision for the Future
Greenroots Institute is working towards an environmentally, economically, and culturally sustainable future for the Española Valley. We believe the vitality of our communities is grounded in water, food, and economic security and in our rich, diverse cultures. We believe that the future of the Valley is in our hands, and it will take all of us dreaming and working together to weave a future that is best for all of us… and that brings out the best in all of us.
How We Work
Greenroots Institute takes an organic, inclusive, holistic approach to our work with organizations, communities, and individuals in the Valley. We look for areas of common interest in projects and programs that preserve and improve the land, water, agricultural, and economic base of the region for future generations. We are building on long-standing traditions of reverence for nature and the importance of connecting and sharing with each other. Greenroots is exploring and supporting both traditional and innovative solutions to the challenges we face—solutions that are grounded in our traditions of sharing and in the common good.