Help on permaculture site in Joshua Tree, USA


United States


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  • Description


    We are dedicated to the practice and teaching of drylands permaculture.


    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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Sunken Garden, in the works
The completed Sunken Garden, an Earth-bag structure, surrounded by Dominique's Art Fence
Dominique working on the solar shower
Dominique and Dana in front of his new mural on the kitchen trailer
Installing the grey water systems

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