Wormfarm is a convener and active member of the Rural Urban FLOW – a network of agri/cultural producers primarily in Sauk County and Milwaukee who organize exchanges across the rural-urban continuum. We recognize, support and amplify the interwoven roles that artists, farmers, advocates and other creators play in creating the sustainable systems we need now to thrive.
Our work celebrates the land upon which we all depend and builds on six years of exploration in each other’s homelands in Southern Wisconsin and tribal lands. Most recently, we organized civic engagement efforts that emphasized shared curiosity and regional health throughout the 2020 election cycle.
Rural Urban FLOW describes: our life choices, our commingled enthusiasms, and a way to consider and realize a healthy regional ecosystem that values cultural differences – one that acknowledges an interdependent “biotic community," to paraphrase Aldo Leopold, that includes people, animals, plants, water and the land itself.
Exploring the different styles of engagement we use in urban and rural areas leads us to reimagine what collaboration and civic dialogue is possible. Our vision is that of an infinity loop flowing through the rural and urban parts of our entire cultureshed.