Earthroots Homeschool Field Classes is now being offered on Monday for Journey School students in the Hybrid and Home-based programs. Join classmates to meet for 5 hours once a week at various locations throughout Orange County. Each week we explore themes of Wilderness Awareness, Ecological Gardening, Natural Building, Natural Crafts and Whole Food Cooking through hands-on, outdoor activities. Experiences may include: hiking to a natural hot springs to study geology, tide pooling along the coast, fishing, tracking animals, learning about watershed health and the water cycle, rainwater harvesting, native plant identification and uses for making tools and shelter, growing food organically, and cooking in the sun oven and over the fire. We eat what we grow and learn how our individual actions impact the world around us.

The program locations and schedule are designed to showcase the beauty of Orange County and unique seasonal discoveries of our region. There are no “typical days” as the lessons fluctuate to meet the interest of the students present each day along with the spontaneous discoveries at each location. As an example, finding an octopus at the tide pools or animal tracks on the trail often guide the lessons. The rhythms of a day include morning circle, snack, exploration, lunch, journaling, quiet sit, and closing circle.

This class is only open to Journey school students currently enrolled in the Hybrid and Home-based grades program.

WHO: Grades 1-5
There are two class sessions. Each session is open to 14 students

WHERE: Various wilderness, beach, and organic farm locations in Orange County. Schedules and driving directions will be sent prior to the start of each session.

WHEN: Mondays, 9 am – 2 pm, field class is 5 hours

FEE: $450 per student per session
Home-based students will be paid for through Journey School funds.
Hybrid students will pay out of pocket.

Session 1

Sept. 23, 2019
Oct. 28, 2019
Jan 13, 2020
Feb 24, 2020
April 20, 2020
May 18, 2020

Session 2: Only Open After First Session Fills

Sept. 30, 2019
Nov. 4, 2019
Jan. 27, 2020
March 2, 2020
April 27, 2020
June 1, 2020

Home-based Students: Register by requesting a Purchase Order (P.O.) from Amanda Simmons at the Journey School. Once Earthroots receives your PO, your space will be held in the class and Journey School will dedicate the funds to pay for this class. No refunds are given 30 days or fewer before the first day of class.
Hybrid Students: Register online HERE. Payment will be out of pocket, $450 to Earthroots Field School. Deposit of $250 will hold your space.

  • Register by mail Send P.O. plus one Enrollment Form per family and one Medical Release Form per person to Earthroots PO Box 504 Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
  • Register online Click link HERE to complete the enrollment form online and mail a hard copy or email scanned copy of medical release form. Email your P.O. to [email protected] Please bring hard copies of the Medical Release forms to the class.
  • Register by email Send P.O. then scan and email Enrollment Form & Medical Release Forms to [email protected] Please bring hard copies to class.

Forms and payment need to be received at least one week prior to class. Your registration is complete only when we have received P.O. (Payment) and Forms in our office. Registration is due at least one week in advance of the class. Late registration may be accepted if space is available with an additional fee of $25 up to 2 business days before class.