I joined Roots & Shoots and set up our group this morning. I did it all on faith; I really only know of one other person who showed definite interest, but I think others in our group will want to participate. I used my home (private) school name as the name of the organization, and named the group Live Oak Roots & Shoots. I didn't want to use my city name as our homeschool group members come from all over, and I really didn't want to use Inland Empire, which is the designation for our area but sounds so ugly and capitalistic. I wanted a nature-based name, so I used the name of the trees that dot our lower hills and mountains.
I wish I had realized that it takes awhile to get materials; I would have ordered sooner. I just hope it is closer to 6 weeks and not 8.
I am planning our first gathering for 9/21, which is the International Day of Peace. We're leaving for our fall vacation on the equinox, so that day is out.