February 24th, 2017

February 24th, 2017
The unstoppable @thesarahwitt after High Desert Test Kitchen last Monday night. I think we were both getting very excited talking about a new dishwashing protocol. This lady is great – so glad to have her out here in the desert doing her thing.

February 23rd, 2017

February 23rd, 2017
Just finished printing up our info sheets today and seems like we could all use some of this stone:  Smoky Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring stones, and also raises vibrations during mediation.  It has a strong link with the earth and the base chakras, promoting a concern for the environment and ecological solutions.  Smoky quartz is a superb antidote to stress; It assists in tolerating difficult times with equanimity, fortifying resolve.  #hdtsgemandmineral #highdeserttestsites

February 22nd, 2017

February 22nd, 2017
On the countdown today, getting ready for the HDTS Gem and Mineral sale on Saturday and Sunday! These Desert Rose clusters are always some of my favorites… Thanks so much to Human Resources LA for hosting us: 410 Cottage Home Street, Los Angeles CA 90012, near the corner of Broadway and Cottage Home in Chinatown. #highdeserttestsites #hdtsgemandmineral

February 21st, 2017

February 21st, 2017
(Not my) President day also means an extra day with Emmett who's going to middle school in Pasadena now. Wish all weekends were three day weekends.

February 20th, 2017

February 20th, 2017
Just sourced a flat of pink calcite, plus a few super deluxe larger specimens for the HDTS Gem Mineral annual fundraiser! Last year these sold out quickly, so come early if you want some. The sale will be 11-5 next Saturday and Sunday. Thanks so much to Human Resources LA for hosting us: 410 Cottage Home Street, Los Angeles CA 90012, near the corner of Broadway and Cottage Home in Chinatown. #highdeserttestsites #hdtsgemandmineral

February 19th, 2017

February 19th, 2017
New developments going on out at the Experimental Living Cabins: @danjohnanderson made these new streamlined shelves that perfectly fit the few objects that are needed to make the cabins habitable. And we have been experimenting with a sink setup for the micro u-haul water system. The 2×4 frame will eventually be replaced with something more elegant once we are locked in the format and placement. These experiments are all funded by our overnight visitors – to learn more about the cabins and how to stay in them email Elena at azwest@zittel.org

February 17th, 2017

February 17th, 2017
We have been firing the kiln almost every day this week, and will have a bunch of new A-Z Containers to sell at Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market at the Palm Springs Art Museum over the weekend. Come say hello and pick up a bowl! #robpruittfleamarket #psartmuseum

February 16th, 2017

February 16th, 2017
We have an unexpected opening in our work trade residency between February 21st to March 11th! (Start end end dates are somewhat flexible within this period) Residents are provided with lodging in the shipping container compound here at A-Z West in exchange for 15 hours of labor per week. For more info contact Elena at azwest@zittel.org