Survival Skills Training

It was the fourth day of my survival skills training & we were on the topic of food. The class was led by the internationally renowned survival skills trainer, Tom Brown Jr.  Tom is a man with presence. He has the tone and appearance of a military man. Most days Read more…

Shane’s Corner- October 2019

Shane Brown is a lifelong naturalist and the caretaker at Big Oak Canyon, Earthroots 39-acre property in Silverado, California. This blog is a highlight reel of his experiences at Big Oak Canyon. Big Oak Canyon Highlights Here’s a peek at what some of the animals and plants at Big Oak 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…

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…