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Last updated: January 23, 2012 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: January 19, 2012

Birds and Bees Permaculture Village

(Viroqua, Wisconsin, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2012  Established: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Birds and Bees Permaculture Village
  • Phone: 608 606-5215
  • Address:
    Po Box 121
    Viroqua, Wisconsin, 54665
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Just call us and we can set up a time for you to come visit. We only have One cabin and a garage for now, so visitors would be tent camping in the nicer months. We can provide info for other arrangements

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Open minded, honest folks please

Mission Statement:

Permaculture Homesteading

Community Description:

We have 20 acres with option to buy more with interest and financing. We envision a number of small homesteads of 2-3 acres all using permaculture principles to grow our own food, fuel, etc,.,. There will also be some shared land 5 or so acres, for recreation. This land sits 1 mile from a 1300 acre wildlife preserve ( I consider it part of my yard). Car sharing, community meals, healthy living, animal husbandry, music, the sky is the limit. PS. We own the land, just need some people to make it happen.
PS For those who do not live in the immediate area, The Driftless Region of Wisconsin (where we live) is much like that of Appalachia, with small hills (people out east call em mountains?). The area did not glaciate during the last ice age, and therefor retained the hilly terrain. There are many back to the landers, young and old, who live in this area. 10 minutes from our land is the national headquarters for Organic Valley, the largest Organic food cooperative in the world (I think). They always seem to be expanding and hiring qualified folk. Viroqua has a food coop of over 2000 members, and is a new and beautiful facility. I have also heard that Vernon county has the most organic farms per capita in the country. There are lots and lots of other amazing things happening in the area, too much to tell here, but feel free to call and I can chat your ear off.

Population

  • Adult Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Schooling is up to you. My kids go to Pleasant Ridge Waldorf school in Viroqua

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: Forming

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 20 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Additional Comments: Their is land and a house for sale next to our land currently

    May develop into more in the future

    possibly

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Open to ideas for community shared businesses

    Depends on circumstances

    To be determined

    To be determined

    To be determined

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Will grow and permaculture begins to grow

    Organic/Local

    Up to you. Stay healthy.

    Up to you. Not in community spaces

Keywords

permaculture, intentional community, ecovillage, land share

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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