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Songs & Stories Festival

Quail Springs is deeply honored to welcome some of our most treasured storytellers, wisdom keepers and musicians for a magical feast of story and song under the stars of Cuyama. Come and celebrate the beautiful seeds of culture that bring us together as we gather by the fire to listen, remember, learn and sing. Held by the enchantment of the high desert, our esteemed elders, teachers and song keepers will share beloved stories and songs from a range of world traditions. Join the Quail Springs Village and our dear community for this rare and meaningful Wild Series Spring Festival.

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Starts On:
March 17, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
March 19, 2017
5:00 PM
$500.00
Songs & Stories Festival
March 17, 2017
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
$500.00
$500.00

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(Note: for groups larger than the options below please inquire on the previous page)

Children (ages 6 - 13)
1 Child ($100.00)
2 Children ($200.00)
3 Children ($300.00)
4 Children ($400.00)
5 Children ($500.00)
Children (under 6 years old)
1 Child ($0.00)
2 Children ($0.00)
3 Children ($0.00)
4 Children ($0.00)
5 Children ($0.00)
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The Art of Hide Tanning

Join us for a four day immersion into the traditional art of making leather by hand. In this intimate and experiential class, students will tan one deer or goat buckskin from start to finish, learn to make rawhide, and participate in a fur tanning demonstration.

The art of hide tanning is a cross-cultural human legacy, one with an ancient heritage that spans across continents and lineages. Besides full hands-on experience, we will spend time discussing history, methodology and various cultural approaches. Students will leave with an understanding of how to bring to life beautiful hand-tanned leather and fur in their own small home tanning set-ups.

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Starts On:
March 23, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
March 26, 2017
5:00 PM
$575.00
The Art of Hide Tanning
March 23, 2017
Single Ticket ($575.00)
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
$575.00
$575.00
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Dairy-free
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Introduction to Cob & Natural Building

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 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 touch on various other building techniques that utilize the same materials, including adobe block, light straw-clay, wattle and daub, and plasters. We will discuss how to find and choose appropriate soil for construction, how to create various mixes, how to attach wood to earthen walls, and how to use earthen materials to build walls, sculpt niches, shelves, and furniture.

This course is primarily a hands on course, where we learn by doing. We will be building a small structure from start to finish. As a complement to the hands-on portion of the course, we will include slide shows and discussions of the theoretical aspects of natural building. Subjects include building design and siting, passive solar design, foundations and drainage, earthen floors, appropriate roof design, and wiring and plumbing for natural structures.

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Starts On:
April 10, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
April 15, 2017
5:00 PM
$700.00
Introduction to Cob & Natural Building
April 10, 2017
Single Ticket ($700.00)
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
$700.00
$700.00
Do you have any dietary restrictions?
None
Vegan
Vegetarian
Pescetarian
Gluten-free
Dairy-free
Other
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PDC for International Development

This course equips people working in international development and grassroots projects with the perspectives and skills needed to engage with communities in partnership to incorporate elements into the design of communities, smallholder farms and land with household agricultural production that are holistic, appropriate, strategic, effective, diverse, as well as ecologically and economically sound. This course includes the 72-hr Permaculture Design Certification through the Permaculture Research Institute.

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Starts On:
May 21, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
June 04, 2017
5:00 PM
$2,150.00
PDC for International Development
May 21, 2017
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
$2,150.00
$2,150.00
Do you have any dietary restrictions?
None
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Summer Farm Tour

Visit Quail Springs Permaculture Farm, have a delicious farm-to-table lunch prepared in our earthen ovens, learn about growing food in the high desert, tending a variety of wonderful food-giving animals, creating shelter, and stewarding agricultural lands & wilderness.

The event will include a tour of our gardens, animal systems, natural buildings, crafts display, alternative technologies, and more. After the tour, participants will enjoy a delicious farm cooked lunch followed by a question & answer session with our farm managers.

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Starts On:
June 10, 2017
9:30 AM
Ends On:
June 10, 2017
4:00 PM
$40.00
Summer Farm Tour
June 10, 2017
Single Ticket ($40.00)
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
$40.00
$40.00

SELECT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR GROUP
(Note: for groups larger than the options below please inquire on the previous page)

Additional adults
1 additional adult ($30.00)
2 additional adults ($60.00)
3 additional adults ($75.00)
4 additional adults ($85.00)
Youth (ages 13 - 18)
1 youth ($15.00)
2 youth ($30.00)
3 youth ($45.00)
4 youth ($60.00)
Children (ages 12 and under)
1 child ($0.00)
2 children ($0.00)
3 children ($0.00)
4 children ($0.00)
Do you have any dietary restrictions?
None
Vegan
Vegetarian
Pescetarian
Gluten-free
Dairy-free
Other
Where did you hear about this tour?
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No

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Sustainable Vocations

This interdisciplinary program for youth ages 15–19 focuses on teaching permaculture ethics and principles as they relate to ecological and social justice, community, and place-based culture. The program includes hands-on skill building, one-on-one mentoring, and culminates in an integrated ecological-social-creative design project. Participants will receive Quail Springs’ Ethical Design Certification for Ecological & Social Justice.

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Starts On:
June 24, 2017
9:00 AM
Ends On:
July 15, 2017
5:00 PM
$2,825.00
Sustainable Vocations
June 24, 2017
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
$2,825.00
$2,825.00

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