Author Archives: Jodi

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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Stories from the Kalahari Part 4: Fashion & Function

Part 1: Stories from the Kalahari Part 2: Language Part 3: Living Locally Part 5: Springhare for Breakfast I really like the outfits the women wear in the Kalahari. Reallylike them. I asked one of the women there 3 times if she … Continue reading

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Stories from the Kalahari Part 3: Living Locally

Part 1: Stories from the Kalahari Part 2: Language Part 4: Fashion & Function Part 5: Springhare for Breakfast I was born, raised and am living in Orange County California, home to over 3 million people spread out over 800 … Continue reading

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Stories from the Kalahari: Jodi’s Blog Part 2, Language

Stories From the Kalahari: Part 1 We were welcomed warmly by our hosts, guides and new friends from the Kalahari. Everyone spoke different languages and we were fortunate to be accompanied by Niljke, a translator who grew up with the … Continue reading

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Permaculture Course at Fairview Gardens

Permaculture Flyer Instructor: Toby Hemenway  Director of The Center for Pattern Literacy Learn to create sustainable living In Urban and Suburban Environment The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens  PERMACULTURE Urban Sustainablilty   72 hour certification course + lectures + tours + films + guest … Continue reading

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Forest Kindergarten: Caroline’s Blog Part 2

Linkto Forest Kindergarten Caroline’s Blog: Part 1  Wednesday, June 6, 2012, O’Neill Regional Park The sky was filled with warm sunshine, busy winged creatures and colorful flying foxes whizzing by. We made an end of the year toy out of … Continue reading

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8th Grader to install Rainwater Garden at School!

Earthroots is honored to be providing on campus ecological education at the Journey School in Aliso Viejo as one of their Green Partners. OC Register Article Aliso Viejo Patch Article CBS 2 News Clip 8th Grade Student, Cyriene Adams inspired … Continue reading

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