About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Established in 2006 by local farmer and earth-lover Erika Eschholz, Mountain Roots Education was originally named "Full Circle Education." In April, 2021 we changed our name to reflect our mission and vision as stewards to our mountain heritage. Through educational gardens and monthly adult workshops for sustainable living, we connect our community to the natural world by practicing techniques passed down and shared with our local mountain community. Our website will offer you information about our programs, as well was ways to get involved through program participation and through monetary donations. We look forward to getting to know you.

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Our Story

Since our founding, Mountain Roots Education has been partnering with schools and community partners to accomplish our mission and vision. Our programs are two fold: school gardens, and adult workshops for sustainable living.

We believe in connecting people to the earth. Connecting people to the roots that come before us. Connecting people to their landscape, and the importance of healthy agriculture practices. We are inspired by our community of famers, young and old, wise and learning. We love connecting local knowledge with local interest.

The first school garden program we launched was at Teton Science School's (TSS) Mountain Academy in Victor, Idaho. We're now operating school garden programs at Tetonia Elementary School, Alta Elementary School and Victor Elementary School in Teton Valley, Idaho.

Meet The Team