Agroforestry and Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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by Lindsay Allen Lindsay Allen is a Graduate student of Agroforestry at The University of Missouri and a former Quail Springs resident. She will be sharing her knowledge and love of permaculture and agroforestry at Quail Springs as an instructor at our upcoming PDC for International Development Workers that starts May 21, 2017. There are still a few spots left …

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, …

Water Harvesting for Dryland Farming in Arizona

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In collaboration with Lush Cosmetics, join international educator and founder of Quail Springs, Warren Brush, with a dynamic teaching team including Brad Lancaster and Kate Tirion, at Jalisco Jojoba Farm in Hyder, Arizona. Learn about earthworks and hydration strategies for ecological farming, land restoration, water harvesting and earth reparation for agroecosystem stability with a focus on dryland applications. Worldwide, topsoil …

Permaculture extends further into Ethiopia

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By Warren Brush It has been special week for me in Sodo, Ethiopia at Uryadi’s Village, a permaculture designed orphanage in development for babies and children who have no one to care for them and many with special needs. Currently, the children are living in a small facility in the center of town until the orphanage is completed later this …

Quail Springs Farm Recap

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It was a bountiful and ever-challenging year on the Quail Springs farm. We saw more produce coming off the farm than ever before, many baby chicks born on the land, and milk production costs down to a record low of $.85/gallon. Last spring we planted over 100 more black and honey locusts trees in hopes of increasing our fodder, fuel, …

The Farm Corner: Growing Maasai Milk Gourds

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By Lindsay Allen Oh what a happy harvest we pulled from the garden this month! We are wealthy in big, heavy, beautiful, Tanzanian gourds. This past winter Sasha, Andrew and I were lucky enough to be working on a few different projects in Kenya and Tanzania. During our last week we were walking, slightly lost, in a village outside of …

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 …