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Birds and Bees Permaculture Village

Last updated: January 23, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: January 19, 2012

Birds and Bees Permaculture Village

(Viroqua, Wisconsin, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2012
  • Start Living Together: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Birds and Bees Permaculture Village
  • Phone: 608 606-5215
  • Address:
    Po Box 121
    Viroqua, Wisconsin, 54665
    United States

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.

About

Housing

  • Area: 20 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: Their is land and a house for sale next to our land currently

    May develop into more in the future

    possibly

Membership

  • Adult Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: 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
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Open minded, honest folks please
  • Additional Comments: Schooling is up to you. My kids go to Pleasant Ridge Waldorf school in Viroqua

Government

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

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Open to ideas for community shared businesses

    Depends on circumstances

    To be determined

    To be determined

    To be determined

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

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

    Organic/Local

    Up to you. Stay healthy.

    Up to you. Not in community spaces

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

Additional Comments

15 minutes from VIroqua, 35 Min from Lacrosse

Keywords

permaculture, intentional community, ecovillage, land share

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge