The convergence is a low cost and zero waste event. This means that self-sufficiency is a must. Please read through the information below in order to ensure you are comfortable during the event.


Upon arriving, first check-in at the welcome tent to help us guide you into the experience of the Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence.  Please bring a signed copy of the liability waiver for each attendee to hand over upon check in at the welcome tent.  All participants must sign a liability waiver before entering the convergence.  

All meal tickets will be handed out at check-in. There will be large schedules and a site map posted at the welcome tent.  If you prefer your own copy of the schedule or map, please print one prior to arriving at the event.  Someone will always be at the welcome tent for any questions or assistance during the entire convergence.


Bring your own plates, bowls, cups and utensils for all meals. A washing station will be setup for you to clean your own dishes. Please, bring your own easy-to-prepare foods and dishes for the pot luck meals on Friday night, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. All other meals will be provided and are included in the cost of your ticket;  Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner and Sunday Lunch. We will do our best to accommodate all dietary needs. If you have special concerns regarding diet please contact us.

And, please bring your own drinking water vessels as we will have water filling stations throughout the event for you to refill and refresh.


The majority of the convergence is outside. It will most likely get hot during the day (high 70’s - 80's). Please keep yourselves comfortable with clothing for sunny days and or rainy days!  

Please bring your own comfortable portable chair or seat to the sessions and large community gatherings.


Camping will be onsite at the Carlson Homestead. Upon arrival, please check-in at the welcome tent and we will help guide you to the camping site and parking areas.  

For those who choose other accommodations; a variety of campgrounds, bed & breakfasts, motels and hotels are available in the Madison area.

We will have porta-potties available with hand washing stations.  No showers will be available for use on site.


Please do try and carpool. We have setup a carpool site for you to list rides or request rides. Check it out HERE.


We will setup an area where people can exchange different goods.  Examples of what you could bring:

  • Produce, Teas, Canned Goods, Dried Foods, etc.
  • Seeds and Plants

  • Root Cuttings

  • Tree Seedlings

  • Garden Tools

  • Clothing

  • Craftworks and Artworks

  • Books & Journals

If you do bring something and it has not been taken, it is your responsibility to take it back with you.