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Low Technology Institute

Housing, Clothing, and Feeding Ourselves in a World After Fossil Fuels


We study and adapt pre- and nonindustrial construction techniques for sustainable buildings today and in the future.


Forget about today’s unsustainable clothing industry and learn to create clothing (and other personal items) locally and from scratch.


Without local, sustainable food, the future is bleak. We spend most of our time researching new and old ways to feed ourselves.


We carry out larger-scale research projects including solar hot water, beekeeping, and composting.

We carry out trials and experiments in our Low Tech R & D series.

We grew all our own food for a year — we called it Foodmageddon.

Support Us

We’re a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We’re always looking for volunteers, donations, and underwriting partners.

Learn more about joining in here.


We offer classes and events that highlight our research and focus on skills needed in a locally resourced future.

Three for One: Hour-A-Day Gardening

In this week three weeks of Hour-A-Day Gardening . . .Join in our 100 days, 100 hour gardening challenge and be entered in a raffle for prizes. Follow along by checking out the hashtag: #100days100hourgardeningchallenge. Summer Weather is Here The last three weeks have been 70s, then 80s, and finally 90s with occasional rain. The … More Three for One: Hour-A-Day Gardening

Join us for an Open House Today — Cooksville’s 180th Birthday

We’re celebrating the 180th anniversary of the founding of Cooksville today. The afternoon starts at 3:00 p.m. at the community center on the east side of the commons (11204 N Church St Evansville, WI 53536). We’ll have short presentations from local organizations, followed by an open house at the Lutheran Church, LTI, the Historic Cooksville … More Join us for an Open House Today — Cooksville’s 180th Birthday

About Us

Since 2016, the institute

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608 . 886 . 9584

11927 W. State Road 59
Evansville, Wisconsin 53536

Located in
Historic Cooksville

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