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 …

Quail Springs Farm Recap

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It was a bountiful and ever-challenging year on the Quail Springs farm. We saw more produce coming off the farm than ever before, many baby chicks born on the land, and milk production costs down to a record low of $.85/gallon. Last spring we planted over 100 more black and honey locusts trees in hopes of increasing our fodder, fuel, …