We are a residency and performance program for international artists and thinkers. Begun as a music and arts program ten years ago we recently grew to include ecology in our mission. We believe the perfect balance between art & ecology can be found in nature. We aim to implement permaculture design and work with our desert environment to regenerate the earth. We promote "care for the earth and care for the people".
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
Everything about this place is a piece of art. 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. We host musical performances practically every month.
The Arts & Ecology site was opened in 2016. There are plans to add a workshop, a greenhouse, and an outdoor kitchen, etc. There are plantings that need to be tended to Volunteers will work with Eva, the founder and director of the program. In addition there is a maintenance man/ handy man who at times directs the construction projects.
English, Spanish, French (somewhat)
The Arts & Ecology site has two trailers; one is just sleeping quarters and the other has the kitchen and a bedroom. There is ample room for camping around the property. There is a solar-heated outdoor shower and a composting toilet. A modest stipend for food will be provided.
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
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week