Press

Adrian Whyatt, trainee from the Big Issue Online and Poached Creative journalist programme has written a short piece about us here:

Rootless Garden are ‘micropreneurs’: a tiny entrepreneurial company. They registered last year as a company and have two directors and co-founders, Nadia Daghistani and Indie Shergill. Daniela Cabral, their Business Development Associate is working there for 3 months.

They previously worked in care homes for the elderly. Nadia says: “the most important part of Rootless Garden is to bring people together. London is a lonely city, even for people our age. So we create comfortable places where older people can come and meet”
— Adrian Whyatt, Big Issue Online trainee


We've been included on the 2014 New Radicals list, compiled by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and The Observer:

New Radicals celebrates the often unsung heroes who are blazing new trails that could benefit us all, whether in schools or care homes, science or the arts. It’s designed to complement the very familiar lists that celebrate the rich, the powerful and the famous, and we hope that once again the list can inspire others to turn their enthusiasm and ideas into practical change for the better
— Geoff Mulgan, CEO, Nesta
It’s a thrilling list - here are people or groups of people who are organising, collaborating and active in a way that helps transform lives and communities. It’s an antidote to apathy and cynicism - this is about activism. The ways in which these people act has the effect of materially changing the lives of Britons for the better. I think the message is clear – if at all possible, do something. It’s almost always better than doing nothing.
— John Mulholland, Editor, The Observer

See our Director Indie featured in The Observer 

Britain’s new radicals 2014: how you can make a positive impact

In 2012, the Observer and innovation charity Nesta recognised 50 trailblazers who challenge the mainstream for the public good. Here we launch the search for this year’s nominations
— Yvonne Roberts, The Observer

Read about our exciting progress in The Telegraph

Student life: an alternative gap year with Year Here

Year Here, a gap year programme launched in March 2013, culminated this week, as university graduates competed for a £5,000 grant to launch a social enterprise.
— By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph