Root For Peace

By planting drought tolerant plants that restore native lands here we plant the roots of change globally. 
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Root For Peace is a non-profit promoting deep native roots that expand wild habitat here while lending a helping hand to folks in East Africa
who struggle with lack of access to fresh water, drought and resulting famine. 

 Over 12 million people are in dire need of food and water today. The life threatening consequences of climate change are apparent in these areas. By reducing our water use at home by planting drought tolerant native plant species we not only show our commitment to restoring native lands here but around the world. We can all Root For Peace today. Click here to see Daisy's photos & articles on East Africa 
Why Native Plants
California Natives are a beautiful way for your company or household to provide ecosystem services. Providing habitat, erosion control, Leed Certification credits and benefits to your corporate CSR reporting. Our organization provides opportunities to carbon balance as the profits go to East Africa sustainable development initiatives. They provide a cost savings as they are drought tolerant and use less water and require little to no maintenance. Native Plants help us all put roots into the ground and connect to preserving and being part of our native habitatThe native medicinal plants we grow enhance the well being of everyone growing them.  California Native plants are both drought tolerant and fire resistant. Restoring and providing more native habitat fosters the health of local species of birds, insects and animals. With little to no maintenance once planted they provide blooms in your garden all spring and summer. 
Root For Peace Pricing  (All the profit will be donated, we have very low and donated overhead.)
$4 per plant ( Min. 100 plants or more. Assorted or single species in D40 pots. )
$6 per plant ( Min. 30 to 100 plants. Assorted or single species in D40 pots. )
$8 per plant ( 1 to 30 plants. Assorted or single species
in D40 pots.
$10 per gallon pot  ( Assorted or single species.)
Root For Peace plants are available to plant as of November 1,  2011or when sufficient rain for  begins. They are relatively easy to grow and very drought tolerant. Delivered in D-40 deep-root pots ( 2.5 wide x 10 inches deep) for easy transplant and stronger roots that are ready to Go wild.  Pot deposits are .50 cents each. and rack deposits $1.
Go wild and reserve your native garden today by making a tax deductible donation in your name to Doctors Without Boarders - famine relief in East Africa. (We recommend a 25% deposit donation to reserve your plants)
Estimating how many plants you need 
     100 square feet is either 25 plants, one plant every two feet or 25 square feet, one plant per square foot.
     1000 square feet is either 1000 plants, one plant per square foot or 250 plants, one every two feet.
Install a Root For Peace Garden, receive a Root For Peace Pole 
Installing a Root for Peace Garden shows your commitment to positive change. The peace pole reminds you and the butterflies of the power of preservation. Minimum donation 1111 plants. (1000 to 2000 square foot garden). The Pole reads: Root for Peace, Plant the seeds of Positive Change Preserve Conserve and Respect, Restore, Replace. Embrace , Observe, Choose, Embrace. Peace Poles sold separately for $400.


Native Medicinal Inventory New plants and all grasses are sewn to order so that you can Go wild and choose your favorites.
California Sagebrush, HetArtemesi Californica,  (1510 plants)
Pearly Everlasting, Anaphalis Margaritacea,  (1600 plants)
Lizard Tail, Eriophyllum staechadifolium , (610 plants)
Yarrow, Scrophularia Californica,    (1100 plants)
Bee Plant, Achillea Millifolium, (100 plants)
Coyote Bush, Baccharis Pilularis PROSTRATE,  (1580 plants)
Seaside Daisy, Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze',  (664 plants)
Coast Purple Aste, Aster Chilensis,  (600 plants) 
Hairy Goldenaster, Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp. bolanderi,  (150 plants)
Coast Buckwheat, Eriogonum latifolium (200 plants)
Wild Strawberry, Fragaria Californica (300 plants)
Blue Eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium bellum (400 plants)
California Poppy, Eschscholzia Californicum (1000 plants)
Caterpiller Flower, Phacelia Tanacetifolia (300 plants)

Madrone, Arbutus Mensiesii  (20 plants) 
Your Virtual Garden Restores the Real World.  You can also buy plants virtually and your plants will be donated to restore native lands. (Donated to the Golden Gate Parks conservancy with quarterly updates of projects underway.)
Root For Peace Goal. 
To plant 100,000 California Natives by December 2013. Root for Peace is currently donating all profits to Medicine Sans Frontier and solar stove initiatives, to help those most effected by climate change.
Climate Change and Drought Highlights From Oxfam Briefing
*  Reports from the Kenya Food Security Group and from pastoralist communities show that drought-related shocks used to occur every ten years, and they are now occurring every five years or less. *  According to meteorological data, temperatures have already increased -- mean annual temperatures increased from 1960-2006 by 1.0°C in Kenya and 1.3°C in Ethiopia. *  In the absence of urgent action to slash emissions, temperatures in the region will likely increase by 3°C-4°C by 2080-2099 relative to 1980-1999. *  Rainfall trends are unclear: Most projections, including those of the IPCC, suggest more rain will fall in the East Africa region as a whole. However, even if rainfall does increase, this will in part be offset by temperature rises which cause greater evapotranspiration. *  Developed countries must lead efforts to cut emissions, increasing their current targets to more than 40% below 1990 levels by 2020. *  The $100 billion per year committed for climate action in developing countries must now be delivered. *  National governments and the international community should dramatically increase long-term investment in pastoralists and smallholder food producers in the Horn of Africa.