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Taking Root
Montreal, Canada

Taking Root Nicaragua is a Canadian non-profit organisation with operations and partnerships with small rural cooperatives in Nicaragua.
We use reforestation as a tool for community economic development and believe that sustainable reforestation is more than simply planting trees.

By recognizing and supporting the needs of Nicaraguan communities as an integral part of a thriving ecosystem, Taking Root takes a holistic approach to community economic development and environmental action.

Taking Root is a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Nov 15, 2017

Taking Root is looking to recruit two senior members to its Board of Directors to help guide the strategic direction & governance of the organization and build new relationships with the objective of expanding and diversifying revenue. Candidates are expected to contribute to the development of the organization’s mission by: Providing strategic advice to the... Read More

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Nov 05, 2017

Taking Root hosts international farmer exchange This October, Taking Root hosted farmer coop representatives from Ethiopia, Peru, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico for a workshop on reforestation. The objective was to transfer successful elements of its reforestation model to their respective countries. The workshop was not a teacher student model but rather an exchange where... Read More

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Sep 06, 2017

Taking Root’s 1st international partner visits Nicaraguan program Words by Kahlil Baker In early 2009, Taking Root was mostly just an idea rich in ambition but without financial backing. I remember after one of my early pitches for start-up funding, the funder said: “So let me get this straight. You want to give money to... Read More

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May 12, 2017

A powerful link is made between an industrial combustion specialist and a tree planting organization May 4th 2017, Montreal It’s not every day that a tree planting organization partners with an industrial combustion specialist, but that’s exactly why this partnership is so powerful. Too often, non-profit development organizations try to reinvent the wheel as opposed... Read More

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Apr 18, 2017

We are very excited to announce that on Sunday, April 23rd at 7pm Taking Root was featured in a 20-minute segment of a new CBC series We Are Canada, produced by Ken Dryden in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The six-part series follows a dozen young Canadian leaders whose work is shaping and defining the future... Read More

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Mar 23, 2017

Taking Root is very proud to announce that our very own wood crafts are now available in local Vancouver retailer Beyond Bread. From serving boards to serving spoons, these crafts are made of trees sustainably harvested from Taking Root’s reforestation program. The most important part of this achievement is that the sale of these crafts... Read More

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Feb 07, 2017

Taking Root has been selected as a finalist for the Katerva Award in the Economy category for a sustainable and disruptive innovation. Katerva was designed to unite people and technology that were paramount to catalyzing and supporting scalable sustainable innovations. The Katerva Award is said to be the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. From behaviour change to materials... Read More

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Dec 12, 2016

Taking Root launches project to help farmer’s plant new coffee agro-forests As temperatures rise due to climate change, the amount of land suitable for coffee production worldwide is shrinking. The warmer climate at lower elevations that used to be suitable for coffee production becomes increasingly less productive and thus suitable coffee areas migrate farther up... Read More

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