Sustain Door Offers Scholarship for Permaculture Design Charrette

A qualified applicant will receive a scholarship for half of the registration fee for a permaculture design charrette to be held at Wind & Sun Farm in the Town of Clay Banks from June 29 – July 3.

The hands-on training, known as a design charrette because of its intensity and its problem-solving nature, will be conducted by Midwest Permaculture, an organization whose purpose is to “support the transition of our society from a culture of consumption into a culture of creation” through educational events and opportunities.

Permaculture is a holistic approach to land use design, based on ecological principles and patterns, integrating land with people and characterized by minimal work, re-use of wastes, increased productivity, and environmental restoration.

The preferred scholarship applicant will have a confirmed interest and experience in sustainable practices, local sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and/or transitioning to an oil independent society. Applicants must be residents of Door County and have access to land in Door County that will be used as a case study during the charrette. It is expected that concepts learned during the charrette will then be applied to this land upon completion of the charrette.

Interested persons may request a scholarship application by contacting Ann Hippensteel at 920.743.3337 or via email at [email protected].