Category Archives: North Joshua Tree

FURTHER PROOF OF CONCEPT

Red winter wheat garden, grown in composted soil under some leftover Agribon floating row cover, no watering. Grew in very thick and strong, photo doesn’t quite do it justice. The cover kept birds from eating the wheat seed, mice and … Continue reading

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WHAT WE’RE DEFENDING

Our first desert tortoise sighting of the spring yesterday came via one of our guests at our Sonora Homesteader cabin, who snapped the pretty photo above. This fella was out in the wash on BLM land next to the cabin. … Continue reading

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JAN 16, 2016: WORKSHOP TO HALT SPREAD OF ORV ROUTES ACROSS JOSHUA TREE

This is a workshop to help us write letters to the Bureau of Land Management about keeping off-road vehicle (ORV) routes off BLM and other land in our Joshua Tree neighborhoods. If you don’t want a fleet of ORVs driving … Continue reading

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JUJUBILATION

Drying out some of the jujubes we just harvested from our small orchard—“Sunever Farms”—here in northern Joshua Tree. Sweet!!! More news from Sunever Farms soon — Stephanie has a plan…

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PLEASE HELP STOP BLM’S PLAN TO RADICALLY INCREASE ORV TRAFFIC IN JOSHUA TREE

Above: a wild desert tortoise walking in BLM land in North Joshua Tree. Photo by Stephanie Smith, April 29, 2015. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to radically increase the amount of land in Joshua Tree (and the … Continue reading

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[Thurs Jan 15] MAC MTG ON HORRIBLE PROPOSED NEW SOLAR FIELD IN JOSHUA TREE

Above: More than a hundred acres of pristine north Joshua Tree desert wilderness have already been scraped, fenced off and covered in solar panels by Sun Edison Solar to prop up an ass-backwards energy strategy. Imagine another one of these … Continue reading

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SHELTER AND LAND

We bought another small, old, local cabin for dirt cheap at the County tax sale last week. Stephanie will rehab it.

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This happened

The manifesto-ish text we wrote that was printed in Wilder Quarterly last year has been reprinted in snazzy German magazine The Weekender as an 11-page (!!) feature, with photographs by Elizabeth Weinberg. We’re also on the cover (!?!)…

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AN INSTALLATION

Recent guests at one of our cabins here in Joshua Tree left this sweet thank you note/installation… Be our guest: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/862040

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WHAT MANNER OF BIG CAT ARE YOU?

Stephanie spotted these tracks early Wednesday morning on Sonora near Sunkist here in North Joshua Tree. Bobcat? Mountain lion?

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