COVID-19 Statement from Earthroots

Dear Earthroots Community, In light of the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 virus, our organization has decided to implement precautionary measures to help keep our community healthy and safe. Effective immediately, all current classes, events, and gatherings will be postponed or canceled. All weekly classes have been canceled until the Read more…

Winter Renewal

As the hustle and bustle from the holidays settle down, I like to observe the beautiful winter colors of January. This is my favorite time to get out into the natural jewels of Orange County. It’s not too hot and if I’m lucky, I can pull out and actually wear, Read more…

Survival Skills: Food

It was the fourth day of my survival skills training & we were on the topic of food. Lessons ranged from trapping & skinning animals to leaching and cooking acorns. Our instructor, Tom Brown Jr., described how the notches on the traps had to be cut at precise angles, exact Read more…

Instructor Highlight – Kat Cobb

Meet Mrs. Kat, Earthroots’ new Program Director, Homeschool Field Class lead instructor, and Eco-Literacy instructor at the Journey School. Mrs. Kat finds joy being a mentor to children, young adults, and other teachers in nature-connection, farm to table cooking, horticulture, confidence and safety in nature, and environmental science. The last 5 years 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…

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…