Who We Are

We bring health back to you through the landscape.

RootShoot is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.  It is owned and operated by, Jo Castañeda Tobias, a Regenerative Soils Consultant and a certification student of Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil FoodWeb Inc.

RootShoot's Lab Services is the first officially recognized Soil Food Web Lab in Western Canada.

As a business, RootShoot, operates under the principle that biological diversity and living soils need to be wholly integrated in order to support healthy plants and people.  As an entrepreneur, Jo strives to develop RootShoot into an organization that fills the role of nurturing health in any and all of its forms within the community.

Jo's achievements include the following:

  • Regenerative Soils Consultant through Soil FoodWeb Inc.

  • Permaculture practitioner through The Permaculture Institute of Australia. Jo is also currently in the process of completing her second Permaculture Design Course through GaiaCraft.

  • Organic Land Care practitioner through Gaia College.

  • A former software developer for almost 15 years. During this time, Jo worked for various industries that allowed her to gain a diverse set of transferable skills in leadership, communication, project management, analytics, research and development, mentoring and problem-solving.

What We Do

RootShoot focuses on healthy collaboration with people as well as with nature.

As a soil health consultant, RootShoot's primary goal is to maximize health for you and your landscape by understanding how we can support the soil community that we depend on so much for our health.

Why RootShoot

Because we care about the health of both you and your landscape.

We will work with you to gain a real understanding of what you are looking to achieve for your landscape.

We operate under the principle that biological diversity and living soils need to be wholly integrated, in order to support a healthy you.