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Trail Mix: Natural November

 Get in the Mix as we run a 5k in the Redwoods, CampOut under the stars, Picnic on the Lake and #OptOutside. Atlanta, Georgia  Providence Canyon Campout, Hike and Star Gaze November 7 Hike at Black Rock Mountain State Park November November 14 Essential Camping Skills and Intro to Back County Cooking November 21 Bay…

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Healthy Holidays: Incorporating the Outdoors into our Seasonal Celebrations

Join us in BEING INTENTIONAL about Black Family Health over the holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of the year- a time when we gather at the ancestral lands of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, cook our favorite homemade foods, decorate our homes  with  greenery, fruits and fire, and sing of snow filled winters with our…

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Now Serving: BBQ Sustainability Realness

Earth, Wind and Fire blasting on the speakers. Children running through sprinklers. Flip Flops. Dominoes. And the delicious smell of marinated meat and veggies on the grill. Is anyone else ready for Fourth of July barbecuing? From the family reunion to the beach party, Outdoor Afro has got you covered on incorporating environmental stewardship into our…

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The Trail Mix: June Crunch

SCOOP IN with Outdoor Afro as we celebrate Juneteenth, discover local tide pools and lead Black Music Month inspired hikes this month! By Outdoor Afro Leadership Director Zoë Polk Atlanta, Georgia  Day Trip to Chattanooga Tennessee  June 13 Healing Hike and History at Sweetwater Creek State Park with Sierra Club June 27 Bay Area, California Hike Point Reyes and Celebrate…

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Sustainable Celebrations: Creatively Incorporating Nature in Our Holidays

by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk As the daughter of a fisherman, repurposing was a big part of my upbringing. Cleaned fish carcasses went into the crab pots. Outgrown t-shirts were used as rags to unhook slimy, squirmy Catfish. Driftwood was rescued and incorporated into my mother’s artistic creations. And at the end of every December,…

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In Gratitude

If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to go far, go together African proverb On the tail of brisk autumn winds, we at Outdoor Afro welcome the holidays in the dawn of winter as a time to slow down, give thanks, and set intentions for the coming year. I often feel so…

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things!

What are your favorite things that help you get out and enjoy the outdoors? Here are ours!   We were so excited to participate in a recent video shoot put together by our flagship partner REI featuring just a few products we use from ClifBar, KEEN, and The North Face. We adore these products based on…

Happy Fourth of July and Interdependence Day!

  Today we are not only celebrating independence, but interdependence. The kind that remembers that we are all connected to our environment (and to one another) so we can survive and thrive. As our friends at Pollinate, our local homestead store, said so eloquently today in a newsletter: “Ecologically speaking, the food we grow and…

Happy Holidays!

Hope you are enjoying the winter and holidays as much as we are! Join us on Facebook and share your outdoor winter fun photos with us, like this one!

Thankful

Dear Friends, I am so grateful for you, and the forward evolution of Outdoor Afro. Together, we are a part of an amazing and diverse community who love and advocate for connections to nature. To be of service to this cause is a true gift, and I am thankful to be on this journey with…