We need space for a furniture workshop and our crazy dog, and since we love to walk, I'd love for the family to be closer to nature (we're in Chicago now! ). We'll still need to come back here a couple times a month for work and relatives, so that's why I say southern WI.
We would consider larger towns/cities too ~ Madison looks great, but I don't think we could afford something big enough there.
There's an outside chance that we might homeschool or unschool, but I'm also interested in knowing where some good, progressive schools are. I've been looking online, but I'm a little overwhelmed. Thought you mamas might be able to point me in the right direction.
Do you love where you live? Do you know of somewhere great?
Any recommendations would be very much appreciated!!!!
I'm dreaming of a little hobby farm where I can have a cow and some chickens, but right now we live in a small town.
Its Very rural, but still only about 20 min to down town madison.
There are 3 organic farms here, and local CSA programs. Our town pres. is very liberal and I am on the recycling/sustainablity commity. Our fav thing about Brooklyn is the Bluegrass festival that was were a part of starting 2 years ago, this june will be our 3rd year and its just getting bigger and better!
We will look into Wingra when school rolls around for us...DS is only 2 right now so we have a while!
Viroqua - They have a great waldorf school community, a large number of homeschoolers for the population, traditional crafts workshops, a creative and interesting downtown area, many organic farms, etc. They even have a waldorf high school! Beautiful area.
Monroe - Small creative town, Green Cty. has homeschooling community, lots of farms, farther south (less commute time to Chicago). Not sure about other school/education options.
East Troy - This town is big on rural sustainable development, organic farming, they even have a new eco-village, a big biodynamic farm community, and a waldorf school. I don't know about the homeschooling community in that area. That is the closest to the Chicago area and is nice in that it is also close to the Kettle Moraine area, meaning hiking/biking/skiing trails too.
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I wouldn't call Monroe progessive by any means, but it's a great place to grow up and I think you would find it an easy trek to other towns that offered what you were looking for. Good luck!!!
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