Green Festival Speakers

John and Lisa Kivirist Ivanko



Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko are coauthors of ECOpreneuring, Rural Renaissance, Edible Earth, and numerous other books, national speakers, and innkeepers of the awardwinning Inn Serendipity® Bed ; Breakfast, powered by renewable energy and featured in USA Today, MSNBC and numerous other media. This husband and wife duo manage a diversity of ecopreneurial endeavors including a marketing consulting business from their small organic farm.

They regularly contribute to projects for the nonprofit organization, Renewing the Countryside, providing success stories and practical resources for rural entrepreneurs. Kivirist is a W.K. Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow and Ivanko is the coauthor and photographer for numerous children's books, including the awardwinning To Be a Kid and Be My Neighbor. They share their farm in Browntown, Wisconsin with their son and a thriving colony of honey bees. Visit their website at www.ecopreneuring.biz, www.innserendipity.com and