Shane’s Corner – July 2019

Shane Brown is the caretaker at Big Oak Canyon, Earthroots 39-acre property in Silverado, California. Follow his adventures here! The orchard garden is expanding. The apples and nopales are ready and abundant! The Oaxacan green corn that I planted in April and May is tasseling, the peas that Forest Kindergarten Read more…

Wildlife at Big Oak Canyon

Last year, my partner and I were granted permission to set up wildlife cameras at Big Oak Canyon, Earthroots’ 39-acre property in Silverado, CA. After watching multiple wildlife camera enthusiasts on YouTube, we were inspired to start our own journey into the mysterious world of motion-activated cameras. We started with Read more…

2017-2018 Annual Report

2017-2018 Earthroots Annual Report PDF As we reach this annual milestone we reflect with gratitude and joy at Earthroots impact during the 2017-2018 academic year. Thank you for being a part of the Earthroots community. Together, we are creating opportunities for people to transform through new connections with nature. Mission 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…

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 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 learned. Another†teacher at the training†hosts 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…