Author Archives: Jodi

Celebrating 12 years of Nature Connection! 

Mission: Earthroots is a non-profit 501(c)3 education  organization dedicated to  cultivating a sense of care and connection between people and the natural world. Earthroots inspires life-long dedication to environmental stewardship & community through deep nature connection mentoring. In our creative learning environments, … Continue reading

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Bring the Future Into Balance

End of year blog by Jodi Levine-Wright “Every one of us understands that our personal health is directly connected to the health of our planet, the health of our ecosystems and the health of our organizations and communities….Feel yourselves be a part of … Continue reading

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2015 Year End Appeal Letter

Dear friend of Earthroots, Take a moment to think back on a time when you were sitting around the campfire. Perhaps you were telling stories and laughing with friends. You could see their faces by the glow of the fire … Continue reading

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Pine Needle Tea Party!

We recently we had our first, of hopefully many, tea parties in Forest Kindergarten class. It was the idea of one of our Instructors, Stacey Anderson, who this summer attended a Forest School training where she was inspired to bring back what she … Continue reading

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Cooking with Acorns

My favorite trails are littered with acorns from the recent big winds. This incredibly nutritious food has been feeding native people of our region for thousands of years, and is used today by a wide spectrum of cultures.  After reading … Continue reading

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2015 Mid-Year Report

Thank you for being a part of Earthroots Field School! 2015 has been full of transformative classes, workshops, and camps for people of all ages. In this 2015 Mid-Year Report, we are excited to share a glimpse of those programs … Continue reading

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Beck Family Backcountry Adventure

Written by Sarah Beck, mom, guest blogger & long time Earthroots participant. When my husband suggested a backpacking trip with our two and four year old kids this summer I was hesitant. I love camping and being outside with my … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Backpacking with Children

A lot has happened since my last blog update… Earthroots purchased 39-acre Big Oak Canyon, I had a baby, our program offerings have expanded and our staff has grown. Having now graduated two years of participants in Earthroots Family Backpacking Training Series, it is … Continue reading

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Birds of Big Oak Canyon

On December 19, 2011, a group of Earthroots mentors noticed an owl kill site with evidence of two owls. There were feathers from an owl not often seen in our region, the Long Eared Owl. Nearby, a pellet from a Great … Continue reading

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Stories from the Kalahari Part 5: Springhare for Breakfast

Part 1: Stories from the Kalahari Part 2: Language Part 3: Living Locally Part 4: Fashion & Function   One day we had to make a lot of rope in hopes to catch a Springhare. We made enough rope for … Continue reading

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