stewardship and permaculture at quail springs

 

PHOTO ESSAY + STORY FOR THE RIVETER MAGAZINE

I first traveled to Quail Springs Permaculture, a small community, farm, and nonprofit organization in the California desert, in 2014 through a college trip. It was my first introduction to permaculture (shortened from “permanent agriculture”), a design methodology that aims to create systems that are as resilient and efficient as those found in nature. I was enthralled with Quail Springs’ simple but radical philosophy of earth care, people care, and fair share as well as the warmth of its welcoming and wise residents. So much so that I returned for another brief stay in 2017 and hope to do so again.

My photo essay and story in The Riveter magazine showcases this unique community, which teaches sustainable ways of living to students, artists, gardeners, and whomever else lusts to learn from the land.