Kathleen & Kelvin | Viroqua, WI
Kelvin: We’re both professors, and I taught geology and environmental science for three decades. Toward the end I was teaching courses in climate change. After three years of that Kathleen said, ‘Well, what are we going to do about it?’ So we decided we were going to build a sustainable house. We have our own wind generator and we heat the house with the sun, too.
Kathleen: Sustainability means that you’re not bringing in a whole lot of resources from outside to keep yourself going, and we’re working on that. We’ve developed permaculture plantings, and the community here has wonderful herbalists and wild food cultures. It’s amazing what we’ve learned about eating weeds!
-Kathleen and Kelvin | Viroqua, WI