Quail Springs is a leading environmental educational nonprofit that empowers students of all ages and backgrounds with knowledge, skills, and inspiration essential to cultivating ecological and social health.
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Quail Springs is a collective of onsite educators, farmers, ecologists, natural builders, chefs, artists, and other talented team members, connected to expansive local and international networks of leading-edge practitioners and passionate change-makers.
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Quail Springs is located in the Coast Ranges of the Southern California mountains in a quiet canyon of the Cuyama Valley, surrounded on three sides by the ruggedly beautiful Los Padres National Forest.
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Lots to Love and Lots to CelebrateEarlier this fall we asked members of our staff, board, and extended community to answer the question “what do you love about Quail Springs?” Hear their responses here!
2020: Year in ReviewOur 2020 Year in Review! We’re going to get nostalgic and recap the most notable parts of 2020 here at Quail Springs — what a year!
“This Permaculture Design Course was not a course, it’s so much more than a course. This has been the most impactful, life changing experience that I've ever surrendered to.”
“Quail Springs gave me the confidence to integrate permaculture into all aspects of my life—not just in my backyard garden, but also in my social interaction and community engagement."
“My learning journey at Quail Springs helped to nurture my presence of mind to be a better and more active listener—a vital trait for the international development professional.”
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