Ancient building methods can help solve today’s climate crisis, the lack of access to housing, and the dangers we face from wildfires.
Cultivating Connection through Quail Springs and the Online PDC
A former Quail Springs Work Trader and Online PDC participant shares her journey from a Permaculture Student to a Permaculture Teacher!
Cob Wall Fire Testing Update
In May, our natural building team went to Texas to build a cob wall inside of a fire testing facility!
Lots to Love and Lots to Celebrate
Earlier 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 Review
Our 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!
Summer harvest is here, along with a little update on what we’ve been working on this summer — Online PDC, Earthen building code, and more!
Cob Code Approved for the 2021 IRC
For the first time, a Cob Construction Appendix has been approved for inclusion in the International Residential Code for building codes in the US and other countries.
Black Lives Matter – A Message of Solidarity
Quail Springs issues a message of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and we recognize our responsibility to act now.
Cuyama Groundwater Update
When electricity was first made available in the Cuyama Valley in the first half of last century, pumps began extracting the seemingly abundant groundwater in this otherwise dry high desert environment. All the formal hydrologic reports that have been researched and published on the basin suggest the imbalance was apparent within a decade. Groundwater extraction has increased
We Intend to Be Here After This Storm Passes
We hope that this post finds you well today. We’re thinking of our extended community out there, sheltering in place in so many different ways. We’ve been enjoying hearing your stories of how you’re spending your days, and look forward to more. Thankfully, all of us on the land at Quail Springs are healthy and well at this time. As an …