Roots Ecovillage Co-operative is a local enterprise linking yards, people, plants and community. While the idea of an ecovillage site where people can live, work and grow is appealing, such a project takes years. In the meantime, a small group of us decided to do what we could, where we are, and learn as we go. Composting, rainwater harvesting, growing seedlings, baking, and reaching out to the neighbourhood. There are many resources and skills we can harvest, right in our own backyards!