Category Archives: Homeschool Field Class

Gifts from the Forest

Gratitude to those who planted and cared for this tree many years ago. These delicious mini persimmons are one of our favorite snacks this time of year at Big Oak Canyon. If you like wild greens, those are popping up … Continue reading

Posted in Big Oak Canyon, birds, camping, Classes, ecological literacy, Environment, family, Farming, Forest Kindergarten, habitat, Homeschool Field Class, Jon Young, kids, nature, Organic, permaculture, Primitive Skills, Teachers | Comments Off on Gifts from the Forest

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

Posted in Big Oak Canyon, buckskin, Classes, Cooking, Coyote's Guide, Environment, family, habitat, Homeschool Field Class, Jon Young, kids, nature, Organic, permaculture, Primitive Skills, summer camp, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cooking with Acorns

Tracking and Wilderness Awareness at Riley’s Wilderness Park

The day bode well. It was gloriously sunny after days of rain and Riley’s Wilderness Park was covered in green green grasses. The kids were delighted to find patches of sourgrass to nibble all along the trail. They were blooming … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschool Field Class, RIley's WIlderness Park | Comments Off on Tracking and Wilderness Awareness at Riley’s Wilderness Park