Committed to advancing the community of Kennett Square so that all residents can thrive.

Square Roots Collective is a collection of enterprises: for-profit businesses, non-profit ventures, formal and informal partnerships, and associations with likeminded organizations – all united by our commitment to the thriving of Kennett Square. Deeply rooted in Kennett’s past and excited about the future we imagine and invest in a wide array of initiatives that celebrate the uniqueness of Kennett, enhance the experience of living in Kennett, and/or contribute holistically to building a foundation in which future generations can thrive. We invest both time and resources when three key elements converge:

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Timely Opportunities

We focus on opportunities or needs as they present themselves.

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Enhance Community

We look for ideas that enhance thriving in our community.

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Unique Ability to Contribute

We select projects to which we bring unique capabilities, relationships, or resources that enable an excellent solution.

Values

At Square Roots Collective, we care deeply about the people, places, and history of Kennett Square and therefore bring a comprehensive commitment to serving the needs of our neighbors and fostering the well-being of our community through sustainable initiatives.

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Approach

At Square Roots Collective, our approach combines authentic, local knowledge with global inspiration and creative imagination with pragmatic investment.

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Projects

At Square Roots Collective, our work represents the intersection of imagination and investment - we seek true collaboration to imagine a community in which everyone thrives and invest to make it so.

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Our Roots

While our name is relatively new, the origins of Square Roots Collective (SRC) have been percolating for over 25 years. Driven by Dot and Mike Bontrager’s dedication to Kennett community and partnerships with like-minded people and organizations, SRC is unifying our creative efforts over the years.

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