Follow these simple steps to create a more sustainable and purposeful life.
Taking Roots eliminates the stress and guesswork of sustainable living. Simple and fun, these tips and techniques will allow you to feel confident in taking strides toward a more mindful, back-to-basics way of life. If you have been curious about creating more natural alternatives for your home, saying goodbye to plastic, or repurposing items you own, Taking Roots is your guide. By making small changes, you will make the most of your budget, time, and resources while reducing your environmental impact and increasing your home impact!
Born and raised in El Salvador, sustainable living became part of Erika Pitstick’s daily life at an early age. While helping with the garden and family farms, Erika gained firsthand knowledge that would shape her sustainable journey in the years to come. By repurposing household items and growing produce using easy, inexpensive techniques and resources, Erika perfected how to make the most of a budget while reducing her carbon footprint.
After moving to California for college and settling down with her husband in Texas, Erika found ways to intertwine her culture, intentional upbringing, and love for the outdoors with her family’s daily life. As co-owner of an eco-conscious landscape and tree service, she strives to create a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle for the family, including them along in the journey. Teaming up with local farms and eco-friendly companies, Erika continues her journey of sustainability, sharing the good and bad along the way through her social media and blog. https://www.taking-roots.com/blog
"I have known Erika for around eleven years and am so intrigued by all of her amazing gifts and ideas of how to live a more sustainable life. I am beginning to see the benefits of living a bit more simply. I'm not a big reader, but I was drawn in by the concepts in the book and started to imagine myself having a compost pile. This book really makes me want to try and some new things...starting with Grammy's Chocolate Cake!"
– Steve Dick, President, Inspiration Cruises & Tours
"Erika Pitstick has created a useful, beautiful, and inspiring book that will appeal to families with a heart for creating, sustaining, and repurposing the foods they bring into their home. This is a book you will want to get and give."
– Stan Jantz, President and CEO, Evangelical Christian Publisher Association