The Root Center

   TRC Garden

Our Mission

The Root Center is dedicated to the easement of the basic stressors of human life (providing food, water, shelter, energy and community) through the intelligent application of simple technologies, thereby building a cornerstone for a worldwide network of abundance to give every human being the time and dignity to lead fulfilling lives and elevate the quality of life for all.


We will integrate nature and technology, traditional and modern. In this process we will enable profound community development through a strong foundation of the basic infrastructure of community living. Community centers will be established to provide the tools and resources to explore humanity's creative potential.


First Stage

The Root  Center will begin with a small acreage farmed entirely through volunteer support using hand tools and donated/borrowed farming equipment.  The Root Center will demonstrate green building technology through a 30-foot diameter geodesic dome tent for use as a base of operations.  We will build small greenhouses using innovative, winterized, greenhouse designs, incorporating hydroponics technology for year-round crop production.  In cooperation with Todd Ecological, The Root Center will construct an aquaponics system to generate food and possibly energy.  The Root Center will also serve as a demonstration site for Allard Engineering’s prototype vertical axis wind generator for its day to day power needs, and will incorporate small solar panels to automate the greenhouses’ climate control mechanisms. Grow wheel technology can be incorporated during the first stage, demonstrating just how much quality food can be grown in the smallest of spaces (dependent on funding.) Funding for The Root Center in the first stage will be mainly through grants, donations, sales of a small percentage of produce, concert series’, and other fundraisers. Benefits from The Root Center during the first stage include (but are not limited to):

  1. Donations of a majority of the produce to local food shelves.
  2. Hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture, clean energy, organic farming and green architecture for the public.
  3. A focal point and living laboratory for integration of emerging technology, which can lead to internship opportunities for students.
  4. Publications, instructions and newsletters designed toward helping citizens incorporate green architecture, clean energy  and organic gardening at their place of residence.
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