July Permaculture Site Tours

July Permaculture Tours:

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, July 10th from 6-8 pm; 2314 Upham Street

Karina Desano’s Property is a small urban lot filled with native and perennial food, annual food and wonderful spots for people to be in nature.  Lots of wonderful systems and beauty.

Sunday, July 14th from 2-3:30 pm; 8403 Cty. Rd. PD, Verona

Amy Jester is a PDC graduate who lives on a 13 acre farm with her family.  They pasture raise a wide variety of animals on a small scale, are restoring an oak savanna remnant and work to incorporate permaculture systems into their farm life.  They also have water catchment, a young food forest and some swales.

Sunday, July 14th from 4-5:30 pm or so (not too far from previous tour); 8579 Klevenville Riley Rd., Verona

Jess & Rich Bernstein and Friends have 80 acres and raise pastured pigs, chickens and ducks.  They have a “failed” silvopasture and it is now called an edible silvopasture.  (learn from our mistakes)  They are presently working on re-roofing their out buildings for water catchment and the installation of solar panels.

Saturday, July 27th from 10-11:30; W4370 Old Hwy B Rd., Rio, WI 53960

Drew Carlson will be touring through their fairly large rural property with various permaculture systems in place.  The have Water Catchment, new large Worm Compost system, Pond, Perennial and Annual food areas and more.

Sunday, July 28th from 3-5 pm; Meet at the BLW Youth Center, 1917 Lake Point Rd., Madison

Amy Stoddard will lead the tour through the Lawn to Food installation at the Perennial Housing Co-op at 5318 Hoboken Rd.  This is a 3 yr. old installation.  Then a couple of doors down she will lead folks through the BLW Youth Center Edible Playscape which is a year old.  Wonderful example of permaculture systems in urban setting with community being number one priority.

Come and connect with folks and learn from their successes and failures.  In Permaculture we say “There are no mistakes; only data.”  The June tours had between a dozen and 15 folks in attendance and they were fun, so come on down.



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