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 as well. But this persimmon steals the show. Photo: Ron Read more…

Wild Edibles – Recipes & More

Acorn Pancakes Acorns can be found beneath southern California Oak trees in the mid to late fall. Acorns have been the staple food source for early Californians for thousands of years, and therefore, an important food to know how to prepare. Generally, November/December is the perfect time to gather acorns Read more…

2017 Impact Report

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. – John Muir print version Earthroots continues to grow and thrive thanks to a dynamic staff and support from community members like you! So far, this year has been filled with Read more…

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 community of young environmental educators brimming with energy to share Read more…

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 something that’s transformative. ~John D. Spengler Read more…

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 and felt a connection with them and the natural world Read more…

Pine Needle Tea Party!

We recentlywe 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 Schooltrainingwhere she was inspired to bring back what she learned. Anotherteacher at the traininghosts tea parties throughout the year, Read more…

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 this blog, I hope that you will feel inspired to Read more…

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 with you. We will also give you a look into Read more…