Founded by Kristine Beck in 2010, Kinstone is a deeply energetic place where people come and find they are transformed in some way by the land, stone, sky and natural world. This 30 acre site is a working Permaculture site on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in the Driftless region of Western Wisconsin. Wayne Weiseman, an experienced Permaculture consultant, teacher and designer, has developed the permaculture master plan for the place. Wayne has been working with Kristine since 2010 as the elements of the plan are implemented. The master plan continues to change as the place develops.
In 2012, Wayne Weiseman and Kristine Beck founded Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture, a Permaculture education center that offers the traditional Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) as well as Permaculture Teacher Training, Advanced Design, and many short courses and workshops. For all of you who are looking to learn this dynamic design system AND get hands-on practice in applying the principles of Permaculture, this is the place for you!
Courses at Kinstone Academy promote practical, hands-on activities in the field based on season and site requirements. This gives participants a basic background and context to extend the principles, methods and values of Permaculture into a working practice that moves beyond mere theory to develop life transforming skills and abilities.
The infrastructure at Kinstone is maturing. The site is stunning, unique and full of functional beauty. Many tours and field-trips are held each year. The land and its features are now also available for rental for meetings, events and weddings.