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 …

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 …

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 …

Water on the Landscape

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By Jack Thrift In the context of California’s desperate drought, at Quail Springs the changing weather has resulted in one of the wettest periods in their history. There were over 10 inches of rain during the last rain cycle, between October and September and there have already been over two inches as we go into another wet season. “The last …

Kitka: Wintersongs

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Our Wild Series Director, Natalie Bartlett, is off again singing with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble for their Wintersongs concert season. They have concerts in the Bay throughout December and we wanted to share a tiny taste of this beautiful village song! Check out Kitka’s online calendar for their upcoming Wintersongs concert dates. We hope to see some of you there! …

Quail Springs 10th Birthday – Thank You!

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Dear Quail Springs Family, We are sending out an enormous and heart felt thank you to everyone who made the April 8th, Quail Springs 10th Birthday Celebration & Benefit at Soho Restaurant and Music Club for the wonderful evening of food, music, dancing, and community building. Over 200 people attended the Wednesday night event, and 30-plus local businesses, farms, and …