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serving Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley
of Southern California.
Palm Springs is down the hill from the location of Joshua Tree ca.
which is located in the HI Desert or so the locals say.
On Sat July 18 2015 we had a very nice summer rain,
at last, in Joshua Tree and in the early AM I was
walking Nicholas my fun dog and there was the smell
that occurs after every rain, my sister had asked
about the smell a few months ago on her last visit,
so i looked it up. The aritcle is by Mojave, I
found the article on desertusa.com
Waking up the other morning to the smell of rain,
well actually the smell of Larrea-Tridentata was
so invigorating. After my lifelong obsession with
this botanical wonder I think that it is time to blog
about it. Being that this bush, commonly known as
the Creosote Bush is one of the most common plants
of the American Southwest, it exists abundantly in
the Mojave Desert but it also grows in most other
deserts of North America. Many people don't realize
that this plant is the reason that they love the smell
of rain in the desert. When I was a teenager and I
first realized that Creosote was the cause of that
wonderful smell I would spray them with a hose or
break a branch off and bring it inside the house and
rinse it in the sink to get that wonderful scent,
in fact I still do this from time to time.
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North American deserts and Southwest destinations.
Learn about desert biomes while you discover how
desert plants and animals learn to adapt to the
harsh desert environment. Find travel information
about national parks, state parks, BLM land, and
Southwest cities and towns located in or near the
desert regions of the United States. Access maps
and information about the Sonoran Desert, Mojave
Desert, Great Basin Desert, and Chihuahuan Desert.
The earliest known history on the Joshua Tree community
is when homesteaders first filed on a site in the fall
of 1911. Within a few short years, the Joshua Tree Townsite
Company constructed its first offices along the Twentynine
Palms Road, close to the West Park Entrance. Then in 1938,
Congress passed the "Baby Homestead Act,"allowing five-acre,
non-agricultural homestead sites. Developers had hoped this
act would bring new settlers to the area but World War II
intervened. Instead, the war triggered gas rationing, restrictions
on building supplies, and prevented growth into the outlying desert
areas. By 1941, Joshua Tree's total population reached forty-nine
people with twenty-two occupied buildings.
Note: on this page do watch the video; MTJP | Joshua Tree
More Than Just a Park
is the culmination of nearly a month spent exploring Joshua
Tree National Park and a great video about the area.
The legendary Pappy&Harriet's Pioneertown
Palace has been delighting locals and
travelers alike since 1982, with its
mesquite barbeque, live music, dancing
and friendly service. There is also a
long history here. In 1946, Pioneertown
was founded by a group of Hollywood investors
with dreams of creating a living movie set
-- an 1870's frontier town with facades for
filming and interiors open to the public.
On the outside were stables, saloons, and
jails, and on the inside, were ice cream
parlors, bowling alleys, and motels. Roy
Rogers, Gene Autry, Russell Hayden, and
the Sons of the Pioneers (for whom the town
was named) were some of the original investors
and personalities who helped build and invent
Pioneertown. More than 50 films and several
television shows were filmed in Pioneertown
throughout the 1940's and 1950's.
A Moonlit Morning in Joshua Tree
I like to head in to the Park early,
when the full moon is setting to see
if I can get some interesting shots.
As I was coming in this particular day,
the light was beautiful, soft pinks
and blues, everything very 'atmospheric'.
A real treasure trove for the senses.
Jun 1, 2014 -
But in parts of Joshua Tree National
Park, these iconic trees are gradually
..... during a research outing at Joshua
Tree National Park on April 13, 2014. ......
who has published some of his findings in
several research papers.
another great place to shop
in Old Town Yucca is
the Rainbow Stew
Rainbow Stew Gifts
plus so much more
We offer a wide variety of
unique gifts, sure to meet
the needs of everyone on your
Gifts for all people to feed the
mind and spirit. Rooms available
for those interested in teaching
classes or seminars. Give us a call
or visit our store today. As our
gift selection is one-of-a-kind
and ever-changing, be sure to visit
Rainbow Stew often for gifts for
loved ones or a special "something"
for yourself. We do special orders
and are happy to help you find the
item you want!
55509 29 Palms Highway,
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
View our calendar for upcoming and
regularly scheduled events. We offer
a lot of great things.
At Rainbow Stew
with Sampatti "The Bread Lady"
Saturday, March 15th 2015 ~
11:30am until everything is gone!
Sampatti "The Bread Lady" has
started her custom cottage industry
selling her homemade breads, as well
as cookies, pies and fruit tarts
and more. Everything is made from
scratch using the finest natural
ingredients. Please take time to
visit Rainbow Stew for one of the
Bake Sales and give yourself a treat!
High Desert Test Sites is a non-profit
organization that supports immersive
experiences and exchanges between artists,
critical thinkers, and general audiences
– challenging all to expand their definition
of art to take on new areas of relevancy.
Windwalkers Gift Shop
We are located in the heart of historic
Joshua Tree Village on the south side of
29 Palms Highway (next door ... covers
and placemats; local artistry; novelty
and souvenir gifts; and many more eclectic
treasures. ... Joshua Tree, California 92252.
Adobe is Not Software
Inform, enable and advance adobe construction
in California. Educate the public in the
building and conservation of adobe structures.
Reform California building regulation and
remove ill-informed barriers to adobe
construction. Encourage research about the
seismic and thermal behavior of adobe
construction. Foster dialogue and connect
practitioners Encourage collaboration
with advocates for other building
technologies and pursue common goals.
Joshua Tree National Park (formed as a Monument
in 1936, and designated National Park status in 1994)
has long enjoyed a reputation as a world-class
climbing mecca. For many decades climbers from
around the world have come to experience its steep
cracks, exposed slabs, and huge granite domes.
As rock climbing became more popular, it became
apparent that a private, non-profit organization
was needed to work with varying issues such as
ecosystem preservation, wildlife preservation, and
endangered species protection, and how those issues
relate to climbers' access. Simply put, the park and
its climbers needed an activist group.
Local climbers responded to the challenge, organized,
and in 1991 formed Friends of Joshua Tree to represent
climbers' interests in Joshua Tree National Park.
This dedication that first formed Friends of Joshua
Tree continues today.
The Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance is a
grassroots coalition of Joshua Tree residents
and business owners concerned about the nature
and future of the village’s downtown area, which
operates as a gateway to the internationally
beloved Joshua Tree National Park.
The earliest known history on the Joshua Tree
community is when homesteaders first filed on
a site in the fall of 1911. Within a few short
years, the Joshua Tree Townsite Company constructed
its first offices along the Twentynine Palms
Road, close to the West Park Entrance. Then
in 1938, Congress passed the "Baby Homestead Act,"
allowing five-acre, non-agricultural homestead sites.
Developers had hoped this act would bring new
settlers to the area but World War II intervened.
Instead, the war triggered gas rationing, restrictions
on building supplies, and prevented growth into the
outlying desert areas. By 1941, Joshua Tree’s
total population reached forty-nine people with
twenty-two occupied buildings.
Towards the end of the conflict, cabins,
homes, and commercial buildings sprouted up
throughout the desert. In 1944, the Joshua Journal
reported total population had increased to 227
inhabitants. A short time later, the first business
block was built on the northwest corner of Park Blvd.
with five stores connected under one roof. Subsequently,
Joshua Tree opened its first Post Office.
Grace Aldridge, postmaster, serviced her 300 postal
clients out of the Little Joshua Tree Market.
By 1947, there were 144 established buildings,
forty-six new buildings under construction, and
the population had expanded to 550 people. During
this era, many of the early homesteaders built
turkey ranches in the Sunfair vicinity with a
turkey population well over 47,600; and there
were plans to name the area Turkey Town, USA.
But for some unknown reason, these farms faded away.
Wild turkeys are still spotted occasionally by
local residents. Subsequently, new businesses,
churches, schools, a fire station, live theatre,
and a community center were established in the region.
The Desert Tortoise, now a protected species, used
to be the subject of "Turtle Races" in downtown
Joshua Tree. Myrtle the Turtle, a large desert
tortoise sculpture, has been a landmark in
downtown Joshua Tree for many years.
During the 1920's, there were 1000 California desert
tortoise per square mile in the Mojave desert. Within
only 70 years, in 1990, the desert tortoise was listed
as a threatened species through the US Fish and Wildlife
Endangered Species Act.
Tortoises in Our Neighborhood"
Before leaving a parking area, check under
your vehicle. Tortoises sometimes rest under
a vehicle for shade.
Keep your dogs on a lead or in the yard.
Dogs naturally pack with other loose dogs
and wreak havoc on wildlife.
If you see a desert tortoise in traffic
danger, please move the tortoise lowly and
slowly in the direction it is heading.
Never take a tortoise out of the wild,
and never put a captive tortoise into the wild.
And just because a tortoise is in a
"neighborhood" doesn't mean the tortoise isn't wild.
We enjoy the quail and the bunnies on our streets.
We can enjoy desert tortoise sightings as well.
The Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue provides
a legal haven for individuals who are no
longer able to care for their captive tortoises.
This provision prevents captive, possibly diseased,
tortoises from being released into the wild.
We're Joshua Tree home cooks who've
come together to taste, test and promote
our edible Mojave desert. Club members are
Stephanie, Janet, Sylvia, and Eva believe
that our arid surroundings are abundant,
and we aim to create a unique taste profile
for the hi-desert area. We hope that soon
when you visit Joshua Tree you'll be able
to enjoy native,drought-tolerant, locally
grown and foraged foods in our restaurants.
And if you live here, please be inspired to
cook our recipes (and develop your own!).
Use the ingredients list for inspiration.
Contact us to share ingredients, recipes
and stories.Like us on Facebook to receive
more info on recipes, ingredients and events.
Mojave Desert Land Trust
Mojave Desert Land Trust
The California Desert is a functioning intact
ecosystem, stretching across 29 million acres,
or 28% of California’s landmass. It is home
to rare plants and magnificent creatures – a
place of scenic wonder and tremendous biological
diversity. In the fast growing West, the threats
to this priceless heritage are greater than ever.
Many plants are threatened or endangered,
star-filled night skies are impacted by light
pollution, wildlife habitat is fragmented, and
wildlife corridors are disrupted by development.
Mojave Desert Land Trust conserves land with
important biological, cultural and scenic values.
Our work helps to secure the biodiversity,
beauty, and integrity of healthy desert ecosystems
for future generations to enjoy. We have
protected 50,000 acres of desert land through
acquisition, land stewardship and strategic
Radio Free Joshua Tree California
Radio Free Joshua Tree
Our Mission: "To create a home on
the internet to preserve - and
to share with the world - the
stories, songs, culture and
community of theHigh Desert
region of California surrounding
Joshua Tree National Park,
including its origins and its
future development, playing both
the music that is created locally
and that which finds its way
to the area, along with an oral
history of current events, ancient
myths and stories and issues of local
importance, with our primary goal
to entertain, educate and stimulate."
23rd Annual Art Festival
April 3, 4 & 5 2015
The Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival
has been celebrating the inspiration
of nature for 20 years! Over thirty
local and regional artists are on
hand at the festival to show and
sell their work, sharing their
personal interpretation of Joshua
Tree National Park and the desert
southwest. Original works of painting,
sculpture, photography, ceramics,
art glass, jewelry, wood crafting
and gourd art are featured each year.
The Art Festival runs from 9:00 to
5:00 p.m. each day on the patio next
to the visitor center and historic
Oasis of Mara nature trail.
Admission is free -- a portion
of the proceeds benefit the Joshua
Tree National Park Association.
museum-caliber exhibitions by
local and international artists
working in all media. We are
particularly devoted to developing
and launching the careers of
emerging and under-recognized artists
at varying stages in their careers.
Our goal is to respond quickly to
what's happening in the contemporary
art scene, to encourage artists to
experiment freely, and to educate
art enthusiasts and collectors about
new work. We strive to create an
environment that is both risk-taking
and welcoming for artists, collectors,
and art appreciators alike.
A report on global food waste
suggests that up to half of
the food produced in the world
today is wasted, never reaching
a human mouth In spite of the
fact that there is more than
enough food produced globally
to feed every single man,
woman, and child, 2.3 million
children still die of hunger
every year Farmers typically
assume that 20 to 40 percent
of their produce will never
go to market, even if it's
perfectly fit for human consumption
Food waste costs $165 billion
annually, plus another $750
million to dispose of it; it
also consumes 25 percent of
our freshwater and four percent
of our oil.
One dozen tips are provided
to help you reduce your own
food waste, including strategic
shopping, vacuum packing, and composting.
Yucca Valley Organic Baked goods and offerings
the pie i had was very good!
55844 29 Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, California
7:00am - 6:00pm
Cafe Ma Rouge strives to use only
top quality organic ingredients.
All our bakery items are scratch
made here in our oven with our recipes.
We use the freshest ingredients
with no preservatives or additives
in all our handmade salads, sandwiches,
soups, muffins and fresh fruit pies.
Step away from the commercial ideal
of food and enjoy the Rouge!
I love carrot cake so
Sugar-Free Vegan Carrot Cake
with Whole Wheat Flour
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This is the National Park Service's
site for kids of all ages. If you
love our National Parks, Monuments
and Historic Sites, this site is
for you. If you are new to our
National Parks, we hope this
site helps you experience how wonderful they can be. Travel for Kinds.com explore the park
We carry a large selection of
Children's clothes, liquidation
new and has to look new: We also
have cribs, high chairs, playpens,
and all other infant devices. We
trade large items by giving store
credit or by doing consignment.
Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground is a
Rustic Family Camping and Fishing Lake.
We offer forty-four RV Sites
(with water and power access) and
unlimited Tent Camping; plus Hot
Showers and RV Dump Station for
both reserved campers and drive-ins.
Also available (for paid campers)
are a Children's Playground Center,
'Dish Cleaning Station, and Off-Road
The Yucca Valley RV Park is conveniently
located in California's popular deserts.
Situated near Palm Springs, Joshua Tree
National Park, and the 10 Freeway, our
park is popular both among those looking
to enjoy the great desert winters as well
as overnighters looking for a clean and
comfortable place to spend the night