Category Archives: Environment

Educators in Nature Training

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Ecological Literacy Training

Jodi Levine-Wright spent years exploring the state of California as a teacher with Naturalists at Large before returning to her hometown of Orange County to begin new adventures as the founder of Earthroots Field School. Jodi was steeped in a … 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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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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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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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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