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Quail Springs Permaculture 2014 Calendar of Events, Workshops and Courses

 

  • Introduction to Cob & Natural Building Workshop

    Introduction to Cob & Natural Building Workshop

    April 25- May 1, 2014
 With Sasha Rabin, Betty Seaman, & Paul Swenson Cob building combines clay sediment, sand, fiber, and water, and is hand sculpted to form walls, benches, ovens, and fireplaces. Cob building makes use of readily available, affordable, non-toxic materials to build beautiful, organic structures. The course is appropriate for both first-time builders and for professionals in the building trade who are interested in natural materials. In this six day cob workshop, we focus on the characteristics of the natural materials most commonly used in construction: clay soil, sand, and fibers. Our main focus will be cob, though we will ... Read more

  • Permaculture Design Course for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship

    Permaculture Design Course for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship

    June 21 - July 5, 2014 early bird registration discount by May 7th see bottom of page for registration details Lead Instructors Warren Brush with Quail Springs, Casitas Valley Creamery & Farm, and True Nature Design Joseph Lentunyoi of the Maasai people and Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya returning as co-instructor Roster of Instructors & Presenters Janice Setser, Former Program Manager with Mercy Corps Melanie St. James, Co-Founder of Empowerment Works Jay Markert, Founder of Living Mandala Jeanette Acosta, Tribal Indigenous Knowledge, Permaculture Teacher Noah Jackson, Founder of Forest Voices Brenton Kelly, Andrew Clinard & Lindsay Allen, Quail Springs’ Farm Management Team and other special guests TBA! Instructor & Presenter Bios Here   “My learning journey at Quail Springs helped to nurture my presence ... Read more

  • Quail Springs Summer Farm Benefit & Tour

    Quail Springs Summer Farm Benefit & Tour

    July 26th and 27th Events Farm Tour & Lunch Saturday, July 26, 10am - 3pm  Farm Tour, Lunch, Overnight, and Hands-On Breakouts Saturday, July 26, 10 am - Sunday, July 27, 11 am See details below! All Ages Family Friendly Events!   * * * * * * * Saturday,  July 26th 10am-3pm Farm Tour & Lunch Visit Quail Springs Permaculture Farm, have a delicious lunch prepared in our earthen ovens, and learn about growing food in the high desert, tending a variety of wonderful food-giving animals, creating shelter, and stewarding agricultural lands and wilderness. * * * * * * * Saturday, July 26th, 10 am - Sunday, July 27, 11am Farm Tour ... Read more

  • Introduction to Permaculture Workshop

    Introduction to Permaculture Workshop

    September 26-28, 2014 This weekend will immerse you in Permaculture living and learning at Quail Springs' permaculture farm and community.  We will cover the ethics and principles of Permaculture and strategies for implementation. You will leave this course with many examples of Permaculture in action and an understanding of how you can integrate permaculture into your home, farm, apartment or business. Instructors:  Brenton Kelly and Lindsay Allen, Quail Springs' Farm Managers and Land Stewards Contact with interest:  Lindsay Allen, lindsay@quailsprings.org, 805-886-7239           Brenton Kelly Brenton has over 25 years experience in soil building, gardening, non-toxic land management and animal husbandry. He co-owned Island Seed and Feed in Goleta for 10 ... Read more

  • Land Restoration Training

    Land Restoration Training

    October 2-5, 2014 With Craig Sponholtz, Watershed Artisans, Inc. assisted by Brenton Kelly, Quail Springs Farm Director & Land Steward   "Craig Sponholtz's courses are a must. I was very impressed with the thoroughness, hands-on learning, and Craig's deep knowledge - based on years of real-life experiences. The strategies taught are simple and effective. They build on natural patterns so you work with natural processes not against them. This way nature does the bulk of the work once the structures are in place. I highly recommend these courses for anyone working with the land and water". ~ Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands ... Read more

  • Applied Aquaponics Course

    Applied Aquaponics Course

    October 16 - 19, 2014 Taught by David Rosenstein, Chair of the Aquaponics Association, and Founder of Evo Farm, Los Angeles, California We are excited to be offering this in-depth course on aquaponics, the synthesis of hydroponics and aquaculture.  The course promises to empower students to build their own aquaponic systems at their homes and in their communities, and is appropriate for anyone interested in aquaponics. We're inspired about our process of adding aquaponics to our diverse strategy for food production and foodshed resiliency here at Quail Springs.  We continue to be committed to regenerative soil practices, and traditional sustainable farming methods, as ... Read more

  • Quail Springs Permaculture Design Certification Course

    Quail Springs Permaculture Design Certification Course

    October 25 - November 8, 2014 with Warren Brush, Co-founder of Quail Springs Permaculture, True Nature Design, Casitas Valley Creamery & Farm with a team of Quail Springs' instructors and special guest speakers Immerse yourself in permaculture in action with this 14-day learning journey! Share in the joy of community learning together and changing the world. Take home the ability to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy. Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC) is sponsored by Quail Springs Permaculture, an internationally recognized permaculture education organization. The grassroots Permaculture movement promotes effective ... Read more

  • Applied Permaculture Design Workshop

    Applied Permaculture Design Workshop

    November 10-12, 2014 This workshop is for anyone who has taken a Permaculture Design Certification Course (72 hrs or more) and wants more hands-on experience practicing what you learned in the classroom, and to be immersed in Permaculture in action at Quail Springs farm and community.   In this 3-day workshop, we will delve into earth-works, tree planting, swale construction, natural building, design practice, composting and much more!   Instructors:  Brenton Kelly and Lindsay Allen, Quail Springs' Farm Managers and Land Stewards, and a team of Quail Springs instructors Contact with interest:  Lindsay Allen, lindsay@quailsprings.org, 805-886-7239         Brenton Kelly Brenton has over 25 years experience in soil building, gardening, non-toxic land ... Read more


Visit our Cosponsored Events Calendar to learn about events we support that are convened by allied people and organizations.

Visit our Past Courses & Events page for descriptions of some of Quail Springs previously hosted courses & events, and feel free to contact us with questions or thoughts.

 

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