Published Jan 9, 2018

Using Permaculture Design and Farming Solo

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Want to learn about farming small, as a solo operator? Using permaculture principles on a farm scale? Farming in the winter? Meet Clare Hintz, the owner of Elsewhere Farm in Herbster, WI! She’ll highlight the features of her small, diversified farm that make it a successful business, a thriving ecology, and creative work.

Clare Hintz runs Elsewhere Farm, a production Permaculture farm near the south shore of Lake Superior in Herbster, Wisconsin. The farm features over 700 perennial fruit and nut trees interplanted on five acres, market gardens, rare-breed livestock, and a winter and summer CSA. Clare recently finished a position as the coordinator for the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association, is part of the teacher’s guild of the Permaculture Research Institute in Minneapolis and is the editor of the Journal of Sustainability Education.