2017 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence

The 2017 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence will be held at Troy Gardens located in Madison Wisconsin on August 4th - 6th. The schedule will be similar to past convergences with a community potluck and campfire on Friday night; sessions, lunch and dinner provided Saturday; session and lunch provided on Sunday. Tickets will be made available soon.

Session Leaders

We are are currently accepting session proposals for this years convergence. If you are interesting in leading a session please read and fill out the google form found at the link below.

Session Leader Proposal Form

Financial Sponsorship and Donations

Each year we strive to make the convergence a low-cost event in order to make it accessible to as many people as possible. We offer scholarships and partial work trades for attendees. Financial sponsorship and donations are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to the convergence please click on the links below.

Financial Sponsorship Form  

Financial Donations

See you at the Convergence!

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Convergence Open Mic Saturday Night

On Saturday night the convergence will be opening the stage for attendees to share their voice with everyone. We are hoping participants will take part in the planned open mic. Please bring your instrument, voice, dance, poem, story or anything you would like to share. We will have microphones and a sound system that will help amplify your performance. 

There will be a sign up sheet located in the main tent. The open mic will be accompanied by delicious fruit wines provided by mIEKAL aND of Beyond Vineyard and Winery.

We look forward to seeing everyone and sharing performances.

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Pre-Convergence Workshops August 3rd and 4th

Kinstone Academy will be offering two excellent workshops on August 3rd and 4th prior the Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence. Both workshops will be taught by Wayne Weiseman, an experienced Permaculture designer, consultant and author. Detailed workshop information can be found below.


Wild Wisconsin Foraging – Finding Edibles and More in Your Wild Neighborhood

Date:  Wednesday, August 3, 9am – 5pm

Instructor: Wayne Weiseman, Permaculture designer, consultant and author
Cost: $40 with Convergence Registration or $50 for non-Convergence attendees, lunch included
Description: In this one-day immersion class, take a walk on the wild side! Learn about extending your food sources by harvesting from the wild spaces in your yard, in your neighborhood and beyond. Some basic techniques to help you identify trees and plants will be presented. Ways to use wild plants in your daily lives will be discussed. We’ll then walk the land. The focus will be on identifying, finding, harvesting and using common Wisconsin wild plants for food, medicine and utility. This will be fun and informative! Bring your hiking boots as we will be out exploring the local plant ecosystems of field, prairie and woodland here in the Driftless region of Wisconsin.

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Integrated Forest Gardening – Build-A-Guild Workshop – harnessing the power of plant guilds. 

Date:  Thursday, August 4, 9am – 5pm

Instructor: Wayne Weiseman, Permaculture designer, consultant and author
Cost: $40 with Convergence Registration or $50 for non-Convergence attendees, lunch included
Description: Plant guilds are the building blocks of healthy landscapes. They are indicators of soil health. Plants that work together make your own tasks more manageable! Come and learn about putting together plants guilds that are nourishing for the land and for you. In this one-day immersion course, you will define and review plant guilds, food forests, basic plant biology, basic botany, effects of weather and interactions with animals. We will explore local plant ecosystems (e.g. prairie, woodland, savanna, riparian zones, pastures, gardens, farm fields, etc) and identify existing plant guilds. We will create plans for useful plant guilds that can be established in your own yard in this cold temperate climate of Wisconsin.  Wayne Wiseman is a co-author of the book Integrated Forest Gardening, a book about plants, plant guilds and polycultures. We’ll have the book available for purchase and he will sign them if requested.

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Permaculture and Intentional Communities with Adrian Lee

The seventh video installment from the 2015 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence is a clip from Adrian Lee's presentation where he talks about his experience living in intentional communities. In this clip Little John covers fruit tree grafting basics. Adian Lee owns and runs Eldeflower Community Orchard with his partner Nicole Kloss, where they provide a valuable source of trees and shrubs used in regenerative land design projects . 

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Please check out our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more session recordings!

If you like the video and the others we have released, come join us for the 2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence to experience community, networking and skill sharing! You can pick up tickets here.

The video was recorded by Rick and Mary Larson.

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2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence Schedule Posted

The schedule for the 2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence has been posted and it is stacked with great sessions. We are pleased to be bringing such a wonderful group of session leaders to this year's convergence. The diversity of topics is great and we know you will walk away feeling connected, energized and intrigued. 

The schedule for the convergence can be found on the "Schedule" page.

For information on the specific sessions and the bio of the session leaders check out the "Sessions" page.

To reserve your spot for the 2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence, pick up your ticket HERE.

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Fruit Tree Grafting with Little John

The sixth video installment from the 2015 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence is a clip from Little John's presentation that covered fruit tree grafting. In this clip Little John covers fruit tree grafting basics. Little John owns and runs Plant Based Services, LLC, where he provides a community resource committed to sharing earth centered services and products. These services or products include handmade brooms, beekeeping, fruit tree grafting and orchard maintenance.

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Please check out our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more session recordings!

If you like the video and the others we have released, come join us for the 2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence to experience community, networking and skill sharing! You can pick up tickets here.

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Fermenting Fresh Cabbage with Laura Poe

The fifth video installment from the 2015 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence is a clip from Laura Poe's presentation that covered the Ins & Outs of Fermentation. In this clip Laura covers the basics of fermenting fresh cabbage. Laura owns and runs Viroqua Nutrition Counseling, where she provides integrative, holistic medical nutrition therapy for a wide variety of needs. 

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Please check out our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more session recordings!

If you like the video and the others we have released, come join us for the 2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence to experience community, networking and skill sharing! You can pick up tickets here.

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Farmscale Permaculture with Grantz Schultz Part 2

The fourth video installment is the second half of a presentation covering Farmscale Permaculture led by Grant Schultz of Versaland.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

Please check out our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more session recordings!

If you like the video and the others that we will be releasing in the coming months come join us for the 2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence to experience community, networking and skill sharing! You can pick up tickets here.

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Farmscale Permaculture with Grantz Schultz Part 1

The third video installment is the first half of a presentation covering Farmscale Permaculture led by Grant Schultz of Versaland. Check back soon for Part 2.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

Please check out our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more session recordings!

If you like the video and the others that we will be releasing in the coming months come join us for the 2016 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence to experience community, networking and skill sharing! You can pick up tickets here.

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