SEEDS OF
SUSTAINABLE VOCATIONS:

SUMMER PROGRAM FOR YOUTH




TO BE ANNOUNCED


Sustainable Vocations

Course Description

We are excited to be offering Sustainable Vocations this year in a brand new format: as Seeds of Sustainable Vocations, a 10-day intensive for youth ages 16-20 years old. This program centers on ecology, justice, community, personal expression, and fun! Seeds includes hands-on skills, small group mentorship, and an integrated project where each student will get a chance to share what they’ve learned.

Community & Justice

This summer we will play, sing, make art, feast and collaborate! Come join a community of youth from all over to learn, adventure, and co-create. We’ll dive into shared projects on the land, explore justice, hone our communication, and flex our creative muscles as a team. We will grow our connections to the land, people and ourselves as we practice telling our stories.

Ecology & Permaculture

At Seeds, every day will include time out on the land. Whether we’re learning animal husbandry by milking our goat herd, hiking to the top of our watershed, or exploring how to steward the places we live, we will develop our senses as people connected to a place. Imagine planting a food forest, picking salad for tonight’s dinner, or tending our flock of chickens.

Wilderness Skills & Hands-on Skills

We love hands-on learning! These experiential skills can include wild crafting, fire by friction, animal tracking, bird language, cooking from the farm, basketry, natural dyeing, herbalism, drawing, the way of council, song, storytelling and natural building. We’ll work side by side to craft, have fun, and connect in new ways.

About Quail Springs’ Land and Community

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. As stewards of a 450-acre, high desert permaculture farm and conservation site, we teach strategies and techniques instrumental for designing resilient environments and creating healthy and culturally vibrant communities. 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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Topics we will explore


  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
  • Sustainable Living Skills
  • Leadership & Community Building
  • Renewable Energy Intro
  • Natural Building
  • Ecological & Social Justice
  • Watershed Restoration
  • Localizing Food & Economy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Self Expression & Storytelling
  • Wilderness-based Crafts
  • Nature Awareness
  • The Way of Council and Relationship Building
  • And much more!

Instructors & Facilitators


Samantha Gupta

Samantha Gupta

Samantha Lynne Gupta has a Masters Degree in Divinity from Claremont School of Theology and is a Ph.D Candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology, specializing in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecological Psychology. She co-founded Child Leader Project, a transnational youth organization supporting youth-led community organizing circles in Southern California and South India.

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Juna Muller

Juna Muller

Raised nearby in the orange groves of Ojai, CA, Juna Rosales Muller learns, teaches, farms, and coordinates programs at Quail Springs. She studied political ecology at Colorado College and has worked in experiential, farm-based, and outdoor education for the past 7 years. She co-founded and co-taught Spiral, a young women’s permaculture intensive held at Dig In Farm in Massachusetts in 2015 and 2016. Juna is a ropes course instructor and helps facilitate rites of passage for teenagers with the Ojai Foundation.

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Amanda Canty

Amanda Canty

Amanda currently serves as a Restorative Justice Educator, Spoken Word Artist, Facilitator, and Activist. With years of experience facilitating community circles in the nature-based retreat center The Ojai Foundation. She is thrilled to be apart of the Quail Springs Sustainable Vocations program and hopes that all those she serves remember their connection to themselves, nature and each other and appreciate and engage with difference.

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Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis

Daniel Aaron Francis is a regenerative designer, educator, project manager, culture-repair coyote, fly fisherman, musician and tracker. He hails from the wild Santa Ana River Watershed, 5 generations deep. His Permaculture odyssey started in 1997 when he noticed a tree growing out of the hood of a parked car and pulled off the highway to discover the Solar Living Institute.

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Alex Vincent

Alex Vincent

Alex Vincent is one of many collaborating towards a future where our grandchildren’s grandchildren’s grandchildren will know of hunger, homelessness, and abuse only as stories from a time long before theirs. Stumbling through the life-long process of remembering himself, Alex has managed to acquire a diverse set of experiences that have helped to uncover a passion for cooperative design processes, transformative education for young adults, and community empowerment.

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Help Empower Youth Leadership

Seeds of Sustainable Vocations is a program for youth ages 16-20, designed to dive deep into the intersections of community, justice, ecology, and self-expression. We foster and encourage the innate creative and resilient potential of young people who are concerned with the issues we all face in a rapidly changing and challenging world. Through this immersive 10-day experiential program, we help youth recognize their own gifts, and provide new insights and tools towards creating a more sustainable, just, and hopeful world.

The majority of our students are in need of scholarships, and YOUR generosity makes this program possible! From our heart to yours, we thank you.


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Registration Information


  • Course Tuition: $1,400 – $2,200 Sliding Scale (deposit of $250 reserves your space in the program once you are accepted with the balance due by June 15th). Sliding Scale means you select the amount within this range that is possible for your family to contribute.
  • Tuition Includes: instruction, course materials, 3 farm-fresh meals a day, transportation to field trip sites, camping accommodations, immersion in Quail Springs community life, mentoring support, alumni network, invitation to advanced trainings, access to job & internship resources and more.
  • Payment Plans: Payment plans are available after a deposit is made, contact us below for more information.

Discounts: (limit one discount per person – discount codes are not to be applied to a deposit payment)

  • Early Bird: $300 discount if paid in full by May 9, 2018
  • Group Discounts: We are actively seeking organizational partners who work with youth and wish to send groups of students from their home communities. Groups of 3 or more attending the course together, please click here to contact us.

Scholarships:

  • We offer generous scholarships to those who have high financial need. Scholarship awards are based on income, resources, student commitment, and ability to share skills learned with students’ home communities. We work with all students who would like to attend the program to make it financially accessible.
  • We actively support diverse young people in bringing their unique perspectives to this program through additional financial support as needed. We welcome and support as needed those self-identifying as persons of color, LGBTQ+, indigenous youth, and youth who have highly limited finances.
  • We deeply value and support equitable access to social & ecological justice education. We recognize the need to support diversity, equity, and allyship as core pillars of regenerating a healthy world community. The aim of our scholarship program is to grow connections between diverse young leaders, build bridges, push edges, and inspire each other to tend both our personal and ecological well-being.

Scholarship Application

Cancellation Policy:

  • Before May 15, 2018: Full refund, excluding $50 cancellation fee.
  • May 16 – June 15, 2018: Partially Refundable, $250 deposit non refundable.
  • After June 15, 2018: No refunds available.
  • In case of a valid personal medical or family emergency, we will consider requests for a transfer of fees (less course deposit) to another course(s) with Quail Springs.


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Registration Information


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If you have a comment or question about this course please fill out our form below and we’ll get back to you soon.

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Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course

Immerse yourself in permaculture in action with this 14-day learning journey! Share in the joy of community learning together and changing the world. Take home the ability to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy. The Quail Springs Permaculture Design Course (PDC) includes the 72-hr Permaculture Certification through Permaculture Research Institute.

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Permaculture Design Course for International Development

Permaculture for Resilience

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.

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Sustainable Vocations

Sustainable Vocations

Sustainable Vocations weaves science, economics, nature awareness, and social dynamics into a holistic training program that empowers students to create meaningful change. The synergy of practical and life skills equips participants with the tools and wisdom to enhance personal, ecological and community health. Graduates receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification.

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Farm Immersion

Farm Immersion

Our Farm & Community Immersion Program is our longest running program, offering a 3-month residency (with possibility of extension) at Quail Springs grounded in community living and applying permaculture techniques to support our farm and holistic food systems. The program provides extensive practical opportunities to apply everything learned in a Permaculture Design Course (although a PDC is not required) through the day-to-day operations of a full-time functioning Permaculture farmstead, community, and education center.

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Land Restoration Training

Land Restoration Training

This 5-day Project-Based Land & Watershed Restoration Training is a must for anyone owning land or working in landscape design. The course offers hands-on experience in the assessment, design and construction of an on-going land restorative and regenerative watershed project with intensive immersion and experiential training. Participants will learn skills needed to do high quality work that will stand up to natural processes over time. These skills will serve a wide spectrum of people and professions, from backyard restorationists to farmers and land managers.

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Social Permaculture

Social Permaculture

When we come together to co-create, to empower one another or to challenge the structures of unjust power, we face unique challenges. All groups struggle with issues of power, conflicts, and the need to make decisions. Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational—or they may founder on the rocks of conflict and poor communication.

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Land Restoration Training

Land Restoration Training

This 5-day Project-Based Land & Watershed Restoration Training is a must for anyone owning land or working in landscape design. The course offers hands-on experience in the assessment, design and construction of an on-going land restorative and regenerative watershed project with intensive immersion and experiential training. Participants will learn skills needed to do high quality work that will stand up to natural processes over time. These skills will serve a wide spectrum of people and professions, from backyard restorationists to farmers and land managers.

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Seasonal Farm Tours

Seasonal Farm Tours

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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