- Take the Internationally Recognized PDC Course
- Earn your Teacher’s Training Certificate
- Get Experienced Design Help for Your Own Property
- Learn to Create Excellent Designs for Others
We teach permaculture from a ‘people’ or ‘community building’ perspective, drawing from our 35 years of living in community. If working with people is to be a part of your permaculture project or design…our PDC courses are likely for you.
The Achilles’ heel of most permaculture projects are the human relationships, not the design elements or technology. When the relationships go south so do the projects. So, with 35 years of community living experience we bring clear, no-nonsense insight into this area while holding true to the full Permaculture Design Certificate Course Curriculum.
|We specialize in teaching the nuts-and-bolts of permaculture including social permaculture (the art of working with people). - Bill and Becky Wilson|
Welcome… We started Midwest Permaculture in 2007 on a shoestring. Deeply inspired by the brilliance and relevance of permaculture thinking, we could see how the application of its design principles could solve so many of the challenges in our world today. We could also practice permaculture on a very personal basis. So we launched this endeavor.
Since then, Midwest Permaculture has continued to grow each year. We have delivered 50 PDC Courses over this time and now have just over 1,000 PDC student graduates.
The requests for permaculture design services continues to increase as property owners see the clear value in permaculture thinking and design to their own projects.
Welcome to the world of permaculture. It is the real deal. You won’t be sorry you opened this door. Permaculture only asks the questions, what is…and what works. It is not biased towards any one perspective. It’s objective is to look at the world through a clear lens and make decisions based on caring for others and planet. We would enjoy working with you or having you in a training if this feels right to you.
Bill & Becky Wilson – Co-founders of Midwest Permaculture
Though we deliver a variety of educational trainings,
our well-designed and nationally-recognized
Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses are our key events.
Below are Some Examples
Thank you for a fantastic week. It renewed the passion I have to continue what we are doing here and provided me with so many new ideas and possibilities. David (60) Residential Permaculture Designer, Wisconsin
Bill and Becky, a huge thank you for an amazing PDC course. I have returned to London feeling happy and refreshed.
Bill and Becky,
Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
In a full PDC course, all of the basic principles and ideas behind a permaculture approach to designing or living are covered to meet Bill Mollison’s (co-founder of permaculture) requirements for a certificate of completion.
Therefore, it matters little where you live or where you take a design course. You should be exposed to the fundamentals of permaculture thinking which will allow you to create positive living designs for just about any location or situation on the planet.
The fundamentals, the principles, and how one applies these to every-day living are the key to understanding permaculture at a useful level. We use lectures, design exercises, hands-on experiences, videos and open-frank discussions to help our students anchor their own understanding of this life changing approach to designing an authentic way of living on this planet. It’s not just about our gardens or homes. It is about the whole picture.
The education you receive from a Midwest Permaculture PDC will be universally applicable, practical, inspiring, and we trust, memorable.
We have hosted
Grant and Paige Shadden are Midwest Permaculture PDC grad students and have taken their new skills and understanding of productive living systems to Africa where they have been volunteering their time during the winter months.
See Grant and Paige’s Blog Posts of Their Work
Here is the Latest Post From our Growing Blog:
Hi Friends of Midwest Permaculture.
Bill, Ernest, Hayden and I ( Bethany) are at our farming PDC course here at Fox Hollow Farm in Ohio. Bill is doing most of the teaching while the three of us support the delivery of the course along with the Rickard family (the farmers) and staff.
Bill asked me and Hayden to make a brief photo-log of the course and to drop the pictures here into a single blog post.
We’ll break it down into daily selections which we hope will give you an idea of what happens at a typical PDC course along with the unique aspects of this wonderful farming course. We’re having a great time.
Hope you enjoy…. Bethany
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,
Bill Mollison – Permaculture’s Co-founder - Australia
We extend our gratitude to Bill Mollison and David Holmgren for their gift of…
Their lifetime of work and inspiration is greatly supporting the path toward
a sustainable and compassionate world.