Caring Like a Caretaker

By: Shane Brown A lot of people ask where I got my knowledge and how I came to be the caretaker of Earthroots’ Big Oak Canyon. To many, I appear very unique, maybe even like a character out of a story or from the past. I’ve been called “wild”, “caveman”, Read more…

Hidden Hope at the Ballona Marsh

By: Olivia Jenkins SCRIPT: My name is Olivia and I am the Volunteer Coordinator at Earthroots. I am currently studying Conservation and Restoration Science at UC Irvine, and have a passion for birds. For the past month, I have been collecting nesting data by paddle boat at the Ballona Freshwater Read more…

Zooming In

By: Karen Graham A year ago, before the Coronavirus changed everything, my son Ira became infatuated with the milkweed bug.  He was 5 years old, attending kindergarten at our local public school.  When class was out he’d run to the school garden, where between raised beds of kale and strawberries, Read more…

New Year Reflections

By Raz Allen January is my favorite month. I love the cooler, breezy weather and the skyline is spectacular when it is various shades of gray with maybe a little splash of pinkish orangish wash.  While in the midst of winter, January is also a time of rebirth for many. Read more…

A Time of Transformation

In February when I was asked to write a blog for April, I had no idea that our world would be turned upside down by the time Spring arrived. The first day of Spring is the Persian New Year, a time of special ceremonies symbolizing a letting go of what Read more…

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…

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 in Southern 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…