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Join us in “restoring our roots” and promoting environmental literacy in our backyard and beyond!

“Our desire is to bring the Downingtown community together in an effort to promote environmental literacy and ecological coexistence. We plan to restore the local habitat through the usage of native plants and responsible gardening practices in hopes of uniting the community with its natural roots. This initiative has the potential to establish a unique identity to the borough by rooting a name for Downingtown within the prestigious horticultural community of Chester County”

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  • Back to Our Roots: John Hershey and His Trees
    Along the far eastern border of the borough of Downingtown exists an ever-dwindling grove of nut trees. Nestled in and around Woodbine Road, the historically significant “Hershey trees” were planted circa 1921, by John W Hershey, a botanist enthused by concepts of … Read more
  • The Legacy of John Hershey
    The name John Hershey is commonly referenced by Restore Our Roots (ROR) when presenting the type of projects we would like to pursue in Downingtown and when speaking to interested collaborators. Understandably, this may be the first time you have heard his name; … Read more

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