10 Ways to Put Down Roots in Your Community

I just started reading this book, This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live, and found this great list of ways to help you put down roots in your community. Often times people think putting down roots is a function of time, that it takes many years to become rooted in a community. Start practicing these behaviors and it will happen much sooner.

  1. Walk more. 

  2. Buy local. 

  3. Get to know your neighbors. 

  4. Do fun stuff. 

  5. Explore nature. 

  6. Volunteer. 

  7. Eat local. 

  8. Become more political. 

  9. Create something new. 

  10. Stay loyal through hard times.