We were greeted by residents of Quail Springs with homemade anise cookies and home brewed rehydration drink to counter the warm breezes.
Lunch was sourced from the farm except grains and oil. Cold beet ginger soup, salad with mustard flowers, snapping fresh carrots and sunflower seeds and baby greens, and freshly baked bread was served on the shady patio.
Throopers and Transitioners presented Quail Springs residences with fruits, a community supported Apron Strings homemade loaf of bread, mixed wildflower "Seeds of Community" and native lupin seeds harvested from Throop Garden.
We returned refreshed and inspired by this day in a more beautiful world: the experience of being off the grid, out of cell phone reception and feeling connected to the land: the touch by nature, clean air, babbling stream and so many chattering happy birds was healing for each of us. Remembering this simpler, gentler way of living in tune with nature, seasons and weather touched the hearts of each one of us.
The Quail Springs' vision is unfolding, one permaculture class at a time. We are grateful for this inspiring visit and for creating this new relationship.
— Therese Brummel