2018 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence returns to it's beginning.

In 2014 Drew Carlson hosted the first convergence on his family's homestead. The convergence that year brought together people from across the Midwest to build community and get skilled up on a variety of subjects such as rocket stoves, aquaponics and regenerative agriculture.    

Photo by Kate Heiber-Cobb

Photo by Kate Heiber-Cobb

2018 will mark the 5th year anniversary of the Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence. To celebrate this milestone the planning team has as chosen to hold the convergence on the property where it all started. The convergence will take place September 14th - 16th.

The Carlson Homestead consists of 75 acres that include woods, marsh, gardens, cultivated fields and prairie. The property has been an experimental playing ground for Drew Carlson who has coordinated the convergence each year and runs Full Circle Designs, LLC, a design consultation and installation business that uses Permaculture Principles to reinvigorate homesteads, farms and urban yards.

Carlson Homestead back yard with pond built during a workshop (led by Bryce Ruddock) at the 2014 WPC .

Carlson Homestead back yard with pond built during a workshop (led by Bryce Ruddock) at the 2014 WPC .

The property has over a mile of walking trails, large scale rainwater harvesting systems, hugelkulture beds, a small orchard, chickens and a soon to be built skills center which will included a video recording studio, classroom and shop.

"Ani" sunning herself by the pond

"Ani" sunning herself by the pond

"Big Beard" property inhabitant

"Big Beard" property inhabitant

Site of the recording studio, classroom and shop.

Site of the recording studio, classroom and shop.

The Carlson family is excited to host the convergence again and looks forward to having the property continue to be a template used by people who are practice Permaculture. 

ON ANOTHER NOTE....

We are currently accepting proposals for 2018 WPC sessions. If you or someone you would like to have lead a session at the 2018 WPC are interested please click on the link below which will take you to the Google form. Deadline for session proposal submissions is January 1st, 2018.

Session Leader Proposal Form

Marian Farrior and Claire Hintz leading a session on Placemaking at the 2014 WPC

Marian Farrior and Claire Hintz leading a session on Placemaking at the 2014 WPC

Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the new year.  We are aiming to complete a blog post each week with information about next years convergence, other permaculture inspired events and additional resources.

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