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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

Apr 25, 2018

Garden of Peace We are proud to have Dawson College as a partner that has been offsetting its carbon footprint through Taking Root’s reforestation program for the past two years. This is but one small initiative within its “Living campus initiative”, a concept that integrates educational approaches under the vision of well-being for all and […]

The post Dawson College sets new standard for campus sustainability in partnership with Taking Root appeared first on Taking Root.

Mar 26, 2018

Can smallholders become the core of Nicaragua’s new reforestation strategy? Rome, Italy – This March, Taking Root’s Canadian and Nicaraguan directors presented their smallholder reforestation model by special invitation at the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO was particularly interested in Taking Root’s experience in Nicaragua implementing climate-smart agroforestry practices that generate millions […]

The post Presenting Taking Root’s Model to the UN appeared first on Taking Root.

Feb 27, 2018

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 […]

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Feb 27, 2018

After almost 6 months of deep introspection, we’re excited to announce that we have just launched our new website. This website better reflects Taking Root’s broader mandate of growing trees to tackle climate change and poverty as opposed to just focusing on carbon offsets. Check it out: Below are the 3 changes to our […]

The post 3 Reasons we are Excited about Taking Root’s New Website appeared first on Taking Root.

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 […]

The post The cold call that changed Taking Root’s history appeared first on Taking Root.

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 […]

The post Taking Root Partners with Thermotech Combustion! appeared first on Taking Root.

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 […]

The post Taking Root takes it all the way to prime time television! appeared first on Taking Root.

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 […]

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