Announcing a $100,000 Matching Grant!

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Thanks to the beautiful, gentle summer rains last week, the land feels less parched than it sometimes does at this time of the year. As we gather acorns from oak trees – more laden then they have been for years, and the summer heat has subsided, we are preparing for a full fall program season. We will be welcoming college …

Agroforestry and Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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by Lindsay Allen Lindsay Allen is a Graduate student of Agroforestry at The University of Missouri and a former Quail Springs resident. She will be sharing her knowledge and love of permaculture and agroforestry at Quail Springs as an instructor at our upcoming PDC for International Development Workers that starts May 21, 2017. There are still a few spots left …

Science and Permaculture with Susan Cousineau

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(Photo: sweep-net sampling aquatic invertebrates on Texada Island, BC coast) by Susan Cousineau I first came across Quail Springs Permaculture way back in 2012, while hunting for a really solid PDC with reputable teachers, a great site, and tons of experience to back it up. Being in Europe at the time, and not ready to come back to North America, …

Interview with Avery Hardy

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(Photo: Avery Hardy at the UC to Paris Climate Change Conference, Nov. 2015) In 2012 Avery Hardy attended Sustainable Vocations, an interdisciplinary program for youth developed and taught at Quail Springs which focuses on applying permaculture ethics and principles as they relate to ecological and social justice, community, and place-based culture. Click here for more information about Sustainable Vocations. Quail …

Water Harvesting for Dryland Farming in Arizona

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In collaboration with Lush Cosmetics, join international educator and founder of Quail Springs, Warren Brush, with a dynamic teaching team including Brad Lancaster and Kate Tirion, at Jalisco Jojoba Farm in Hyder, Arizona. Learn about earthworks and hydration strategies for ecological farming, land restoration, water harvesting and earth reparation for agroecosystem stability with a focus on dryland applications. Worldwide, topsoil …

A message from Jan Smith, AKA, Cuyama Mama

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Hello, Good People! It’s the time of the Solstice. It’s that time when we’re gathering around the metaphorical or literal fire, pulling in close to the source of what nourishes us and sustains us. I’m asking all of you to reflect on the value of the work, the story, the creativity, the food, the learning, the inspiration, the grounding, the …