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We are dedicated to the practice and teaching of drylands permaculture.
OUR COMMITMENTS & PROJECTS
We are committed to practicing & teaching accessible home-scale solutions for:
– Sustainable water usage
– Local food production
– Building soil fertility and sequestering carbon
Our current projects include:
– Rainwater-harvesting earthworks to support native trees for food, shade & wind protection
– Rooftop-rainwater-harvesting systems
– Greywater-fed “oasis zones” for fruit production
– Soil regeneration
– Propagation of edible and medicinal native plant species
– Water-efficient vegetable gardening systems
– Growing the local culture of ecological awareness and stewardship
– Arts and Environment residencies and volunteer programs
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
There is no limit to what volunteers can learn here. The community is rich with innovators who wish to make the very best of the environment. This project is very much a community effort; none of it could have been done without the help of those who believe in the mission. Eva has her Permaculture Design Certificate in addition to years of experience within the music/art/film industry. She invites people from around the world and gives them the opportunity to do their very best work.
WorkAway volunteers will tend to the watering of the site in the early morning and evening hours. Depending on the time of year workaway responsibilities and activities can include planting, event logistics and any special projects occurring during their stay.
WorkAway volunteers will stay on site in our camping trailers. The shower is a solar-heated outdoor shower and the restroom is a composting toilet which needs to be maintained throughout your stay. There is also a communal kitchen trailer for volunteers to prepare their own meals.
Joshua Tree is a destination. One of the outstanding features is Joshua Tree National Park, that begins a short walk from the site. The park is approximately 800,000 acres of natural beauty with ample hiking, biking, and rock-climbing. Vistors are greeted by a warm (no pun intended) community who seek to amplify beauty and strength in all that they do. Downtown Joshua Tree, although a small strip, features art galleries/music venues, restaurants, a health food store, and thrift stores. There is a lively music scene of singer/songwriters. There is public transit that can get you down the main highway, but rides to specific locations will need to be arranged. If you are interested in what desert life is like, this is certainly a place to explore!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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