Registration for a Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture course is easy in just two steps.
1. Fill out the registration form and return it by the US mail or via email as described below.
2. Make your payment. You can do this online on our website or over the phone with a credit card. Or, you can send a money order through the US mail.
Within two days of the receipt of a completed registration form and payment of the tuition deposit we will send you a confirmation email. Within two weeks we will send you another email with information applicable to the course you have registered for, a list of local accommodation options and a liability release form that must be signed prior to the start of class.
Please read this entire page carefully before completing and submitting the Registration Form and payment/deposit.
Download the Registration Form by clicking here –> KINSTONE REGISTRATION FORM
Complete and submit the form in either of the following ways:
1. By Mail
Fill in the Registration Form and mail the completed form to:Kinstone S3439 Cole Bluff Lane Fountain City, WI 54629
2. By Email
Fill in the Registration Form, scan the completed form, and email a PDF or JPG electronic copy of it to: [email protected]
Payment and Deposit Information
For courses with a published course fee under $150, full payment for the course fee and the materials fee (if any) is required at the time of registration. For courses with a published course fee of $150 or more, the designated deposit is due upon registration. Deposits are typically 25% of the tuition of the course and are non-refundable. Payment must be in US funds only and may be made only by money order or credit card. After payment of the deposit, the remaining amount due is required to be paid three (3) weeks before the start of the course. In the case of Early Bird discounts, the full amount (deposit and any remaining amount due) must be paid prior to the specified Early Bird Deadline. Special payment arrangements may be possible; contact Kinstone to discuss.
You will find a link on the individual course pages to pay for each course using PayPal or a credit card via PayPal. If you prefer, you may make a payment with a money orders made payable to Kinstone and send it to our mailing address shown above along with your completed registration form. Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding these payment options. Note: Your registration is not complete until the Registration Form is completed, received by Kinstone Academy, and the appropriate payment is made.
Important Notice Regarding Course Schedule/Cancellation/Participation
All information included in any of our publicity is correct at time of going to press, and is subject to change. While every effort is made to provide the courses and services as advertised, we do not accept liability for:
- Cancellations or changes caused by unavailability of staff, low registrations, weather conditions, maintenance work, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, or any situations beyond our control or subsequent to participation in one of our courses.
- Participants’ medical or psychiatric conditions which may exist or which may arise during or subsequent to participation in one of our courses.
- Loss of, or damage to, personal property of our guests.
We reserve the right to refuse admission to our courses if, on arrival, participation appears to be inappropriate. We also reserve the right to ask any visitor to leave if their behavior is disruptive to the function of Kinstone or Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture or interferes with the rights of others. In the final instance, all matters arising from a dispute are subject to Wisconsin law and are subject to the jurisdiction of Wisconsin courts.
Kinstone Academy offers many courses at two different rates: a less-expensive “early-bird” rate available to those who sign up for and pay for a course prior to the designated Early Bird Deadline (typically four to six weeks) before the course begins and a “regular” rate for those signing up after the designated Early Bird Deadline. See the individual course descriptions for specific deadlines and rates. We offer an additional 10% discount (i.e. “Other Discounts”) for certain courses for military personnel and for two-or-more-people (e.g. couples) who register for a course together; however only one of these “Other” discounts may be applied per person per course. These discounts apply to tuition only, not materials or supply fees, if any. The applicable discounts show up in the Tickets section at the bottom of the Course Description page for each individual scheduled course.
Course Sizes and Registration Deadline
Classes at Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture are intentionally kept small and may fill quickly. We recommend that you register early to ensure your participation. The registration deadline for any course is two weeks before the start of the course unless otherwise specified in the Course Description. We reserve the right to cancel courses if there is insufficient enrollment by the registration deadline. Cancellations will be posted on our website and registered participants will be notified via email or phone. Late registration may be possible due to student cancellations; please call the office regarding last minute openings.
Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture will maintain a waiting list for those wishing to sign up for classes that are already full. We will contact the persons on the waiting list only if space becomes available. Further, we will use these lists to determine if and when to offer another course on a given topic. Those persons on the waiting list would be given first priority should we decide to run an extra session of a given course.
All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and sent to Kinstone via email to [email protected] or via US mail.
If your written cancellation is received fourteen (14) or fewer days in advance of the course start date, you will receive no refund.
If your written cancellation is received more than 14 days prior to the start date of a course, you will receive a refund of 50% of the total course fee paid minus the Deposit, which is non-refundable. (For example, if the course costs $500 and has a $125 deposit associated with it, and you cancel 25 days before the course start date, you will receive $187.50; that is: $500-$125 deposit = $375 and you get 50% of that which is $187.50.)
Any refunds due will be paid by check within two weeks after receiving a written cancellation notice from you.
Mobility Impairment / Accessibility
If you use a wheelchair or have any other mobility impairment please let us know in advance. If you have specific requirements please contact us before registering for your course to ensure we can meet your needs.
What happens after I have completed my Registration?
You may wish to browse the Practical Information page which provides general information about what to expect at Kinstone Academy.
You are responsible for your own accommodation and travel arrangements. Be aware that the travel information page on the Kinstone Directions/Getting to Kinstone page can help, especially with local details; however, specifics on times and schedules and availability of various transportation modes listed may not be current on the Kinstone website. Please check with each business or establishment before making final plans.
You will receive a confirmation email with relevant information regarding attendance at any registered course(s) within 2 weeks of your completed Registration and Deposit or payment being received by Kinstone.
You will have an opportunity to provide specific information relative to meal preferences, health issues, and emergency contacts prior to the start of your registered course(s).