Transition Joshua Tree has gone from strength to strength in the last three years, initiated by Jill Giegerich and now involved many members of the community. Jill, another ex-Los Angelena and artist is now putting all here creative and problem solving skills into hi-desert permaculture. Permaculture is at the heart of the Transition Movement. It is a sustainable land use design system that works with nature to ensure a healthy and abundant environment for many generations to come. It particularly offers solutions to desertification and dryland ecosystems. Like other Transition movements they envision, promote and facilitate the transition to a more resilient, sustainable way of life, organising the community to develop an Action Plan based in this case on the desert climate, away from fossil fuels. When I spoke to Jill she showed me around a new permaculture project she’s working on and told me what permaculture means to her.
Interview with Jill Giegerich, founder of Transition Joshua Tree