[Santa Cruz, CA Permaculture] Quail Springs Calendar of Events 2014

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
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Quail Springs Permaculture 
2014 Calendar Newsletter

In This Issue...
Circle of Support
Quail Springs 2014 Calendar
Wilderness Skills & Permaculture Weekend
Spring Farm Benefit & Tour
Intro to Natural Building
PDC for International Development
Summer Farm Benefit & Tour
Permaculture Design Course
Co-Sponsored Events Calendar
Intro to Permaculture with Warren Brush
Backyard Chickens Workshop
Cob Oven Building Workshop
Sustainably Raised Pig Meat

"What spoke to you in a language older than words? What connected you with a knowing that defies logic? What gave you the experience of being in the presence of the real? What motivated the best in you, and what confirmed beyond a doubt, at least for a moment, "It is all worth it."...?  

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein



Greetings friends,

I hope that this New Year has been one of health and happiness for you and your families and communities. If it has been difficult, I hope that you are finding connection to what is sustaining and nurturing in the process.  Wishing us all a deepening sense of relationship with the essence of what we love.

We're looking forward to a year of sharing our learning and growing edges with many of you through some great courses and events. Our calendar of events thus far is shared below, with updates to come.  

Peace and blessings,

Kolmi Majumdar
Programs Director


In Gratitude 

Thank you one and all! We are truly grateful to all who have given of themselves to sustain Quail Springs. While it is impossible to keep up with the outpouring of support, please find on our website a partial and growing list of Quail Springs Circle of Support. 

Thank you as well to the many volunteers, visitors, course participants, guest teachers, partner organizations, and our Board of Directors, staff, caretakers, and your families and communities!

Quail Springs Permaculture Calendar 2014

We're excited to share some great workshops and events with you this spring and summer in the Quail Springs Calendar!  Our fall calendar is still coming together, yet we've a few "Save the Dates" to mention here and will update you as details come in. Please also check out our Co-Sponsored Events Calendar to learn about workshops convened by organizations we work closely with.  

Read on to see "What's On the Menu" for 2014!

Wilderness Survival Skills & Permaculture Weekend
with Charlie Coupal, Wilderness Skills Instructor 
April 4-6, 20 14 

Hosted by Quail Springs.  Registration through UCSB Leisure Review - Adventure Trips.  Open to the community, you don't have to be a student with UCSB to participate.

Deep in the high mountain desert of Cuyama, spend a fun-filled weekend giving and receiving on the edge where the Wilderness meets the Farm.  Dive into wilderness survival skills like shelter making, primitive fire techniques, water and wild food harvesting. Prepare to get your hands dirty with a permaculture and sustainable living project on the farm. Round out the day eating great food, sitting by a fire, storytelling, music making and star gazing. Wilderness Skills & Permaculture event info online. 

Quail Springs Farm Benefit & Tour
Saturday, April 12th, 10am-3pm
Farm Tour & Lunch 
all ages welcome!

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

Saturday, April 12th, 10am through Sunday, April 13th, 11am
Farm Tour, Lunch & Dinner, Overnight Campout, Breakfast, Hands-On Breakouts
families and all ages welcome!

Come out for the farm tour and stay on for dinner, and overnight campout. There will be fireside stories in the evening, camping under the high desert stars that night, a yummy breakfast Sunday morning, and optional early morning hands-on sessions in butchering, or milking goats before an 11am departure. For more info, please visit Quail Springs Farm Benefit and Tour info online, or email lindsay at quailsprings.org or call 805-886-7239.

Introduction to Natural Building with Sasha Rabin

April 25 - May 1, 2014

In this six day 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. 

For more info and to register, please visit Intro to Natural Building event online, or email sasha at quailsprings.org or call 805-886-7239.

Permaculture Design Course for International Development and Social Entrepreneurship 

with Warren Brush, Co-founder Quail Springs and Casitas Valley Farm, and Joseph Lentunyoi of the Maasai people and Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya

June 21 - July 5, 2014
early bird registration date, April 15 

Permaculture is an integrated design system that provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that provide diversity, stability, and resilience for individuals and communities.  Permaculture is in 160 countries with thousands of grassroots projects on-the-ground. This 14-day course includes the 72-hr Permaculture Certification through Permaculture Research Institute... and much more. 

This course will assist you and your organization with integrating into your projects: Increased Food Security  Community-Based Development Waste Cycling Sustainability Education Clean Water and Drought Proofing Health and Nutrition Sustainable Vocations & Enterprise.

For more info and to register, please visit PDC for International Development and Social Entrepreneurship info online or email Kolmi Majumdar at info at quailsprings.org.


Quail Springs Summer Farm Benefit & Tour
July 26 & 27, 2014 
Please see Spring event above for types of activities to expect. 
Save the Dates, Details TBA

Introduction to Permaculture 
With Brenton Kelly and Lindsay Allen, Quail Springs Land Stewards 
September 26-28, 2014 
Save the Date, Details TBA

Land Restoration Training 
With Craig Sponholtz, Watershed Artisans (formerly Dryland Solutions)
and Brenton Kelly, Quail Springs Permaculture
October 2-5, 2014 
Save the Dates, Details TBA

Quail Springs Permaculture Design Course 

with Warren Brush, Co-founder Quail Springs and Casitas Valley Farm, and team of Quail Springs' instructors and special guests 

October 25 - November 8, 2014
early bird registration August 20 

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. This 14-day course includes the 72-hr Permaculture Certification through Permaculture Research Institute... and much more. 

For more info and to register, please visit Quail Springs Permaculture Design Course info online or email Kolmi Majumdar at info at quailsprings.org.


Co-sponsored Events Calendar

Quail Springs Permaculture is a proud co-sponsor of these events and workshops hosted by associates with aligned visions. Many hands and hearts make light and joyful work!  Please visit our Co-sponsored Events Calendar online for more info.

Permaculture for Sustainable Development Weekend
With Warren Brush
February 28 - March 2, 2014
Hosted by the MA Center /GreenFriends Farm, Castro Valley, CA
PDC for Sustainable Development with Warren Brush Weekend info online


Introduction to Permaculture Weekend  
With Warren Brush
March 29-20, 2014
Hosted by Casitas Valley Farm, Carpinteria, CA
Intro to Permaculture with Warren Brush info online


 Backyard Chickens  
With Brenton Kelly & Jan Smith 
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9am-1pm  
Hosted by Fairview Gardens, Sub-Urban Homesteading Series, Goleta, CA
Backyard Chickens workshop info online


 Wood-Fired Cob Oven Building Workshop
With Paul Swenson
May 24-25, 2014.  Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 5pm 
Hosted by Fairview Gardens, Sub-Urban Homesteading Series, Goleta, CA
Cob Oven Building workshop info online

 Sustainably Raised and Loved Pig Meat 
and Organic Cheese For Sale 
to Benefit Quail Springs 

Casitas Valley Farm and Creamery, our sister farm run by our co-founders Warren and Cyndi, now has available Sustainably Raised and Loved Pig Meat from their heritage breed pigs raised on their family farm near to Carpinteria, CA. 
You can stop by their farm-stand during the winter season on Sundays and buy directly from Cyndi.  The farmstand is located at 4620 Casitas Pass Road, Ventura, CA, and is 6.0 miles east on Highway 150 out off the Highway 101 out of Carpinteria.  
Or, they will deliver locally for orders of $150 or more of either pork and/or organic cheeses. 
Call 805-649-8179, email jesse at regenerativeearth.com or visit their website at www.casitasvalley.com. 
Mention Quail Springs at time of purchase and 10% will be donated to Quail Springs!  Support local food resiliency, support Quail Springs and eat beautifully!

Sharing VISION

A huge and heartfelt gratitude to the beautiful group of students that ventured out to Quail Springs from St. Thomas University's VISION program last month for service-learning. We appreciate your open hearts and dedication to service, justice, peace building, community and spirituality. Thank you for sharing yourselves, growing and learning together with us.

ANAKE Outdoor School 

We're loving our annual visit from ANAKE Outdoor School!  Each Winter for the last seven years, Quail Springs has delighted in the cultural exchange & leading-edge learning experiences shared with ANAKE.  Looking forward to sharing a photo or two soon :) 


"Here's to one of the most memorable experiences of my life! Everyone at Quail Springs were some of the kindest, hard working and down to earth people I've ever had the chance to get to know!" 

- Kirsten, Student, VISION 2014 

Quail Springs welcomes charitable contributions any time of 
year to support education programs and land stewardship. 
Please learn more about donating here,
and thank you for considering a tax-deductible contribution.


Quail Springs Permaculture is nonprofit organization dedicated to demonstrating and teaching holistic ways of designing human environments, restoring and revitalizing the land and community, and facilitating deeper understandings of ourselves and one another through immersive experiences in nature.

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