Schedule At-a-Glance

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Upcoming Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses

2015 Midwest Permaculture PDC Course

A Midwest Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

July 9-16, 2016
Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL - Sorry - Full

Info: Our Summer PDC here at Midwest Permaculture

Sept.17-25, 2016
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Rutledge, MO - Register Here
Info: PDC with Added Info on Eco-village Building and Living

Oct. 3-15, 2016
Cal-Earth, Hesperia, CA - Register Here

Info: Earn Your PDC Certificate and a Cal-Earth's Super-Adobe Building Certificate over Two Weeks

Oct. 22-29, 2016
Heal the Planet Farm, Koshkonong, Missouri - Register Here 
 Info: PDC at Jordan Rubin's 4,000-acre Organic Farm

Feb. 18-25, 2017
Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL - Register Here
Info Coming Soon: Our Annual Winter PDC with an Added Emphasis on Small Scale Food Production

For most PDC's a $250 deposit will reserve your seat and the Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series is sent to you as well.  This means you can start your PDC Course with the webinars at any time.

Call Becky 815-256-2215

“Bill, this PDC course was the best professional development training I have ever had!
It was in-depth, practical, hopeful, and applicable everywhere.”

Lorenza A. –  60 – School Administrator – PDC Course Graduate


One Month Following Her 2016 PDC Course...
"I'm so glad I took the course when I did because it has changed everything in my thinking especially about how to purchase property. I was deeply moved, inspired, and challenged by the material.  I can't stop thinking about it.  The course was just a feast of new possibilities!"

Shaylyn Romney Garrett (36): Social Entrepreneur, Author, Mother, & PDC Course Graduate
Founding Executive Director of Think Unlimited of Amman, Jordan

Shaylyn Romney Garrett - MWP Graduate 2016

An Advanced Permaculture Course
The Teacher Training 
July 24 - 29, 2016
In Stelle, IL - Home of Midwest Permaculture

Emily Teaching

Learn to Teach this Brilliant Subject

Prerequisite:  Students must have a
Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Certificate
(We Recognize Most PDC Teachers and Courses from Around the World)

Bill and Becky Wilson Co-Instructing
Learn from two seasoned permaculture designers & teachers.

"You have given me insights, tools and even greater inspiration to offer my own workshops and trainings.  Best of all Bill and Becky, you were modeling what you were teaching the entire time. Seeing is believing.  Thank You.”

Grant S.
Farm Manager & Permaculture Teacher – Hamilton, MT
Volunteer Permaculture Designer in Uganda
Taught PDC to Local Ugandans


New in 2016!
The Permaculture Farming Course
An Advanced Training by Midwest Permaculture

PDC Certificate Not Required - Open to Public

Earthworks - Swales - Keylining - Soils - Pasture & Livestock - Profitability
August 7-12, 2016 (Limit of 18 for this training - Register early please)

Mob Grazing at Fox Hollow Farm

Mob Grazing - Livestock are moved daily within small paddocks. Students will be invited to assist with moving the 'flerd' (flock & herd) each day.

Designed as a crash-course to share the latest approaches to creating healthy and profitable permaculture farms in the US.  Emphasis on livestock farming.

Location: Fox Hollow Farm, Fredericktown, OH
Prerequisites:  None. Open to all interested.

Come to learn first-hand... from farmers and permaculturists who have been working with the land, pastures, crops and livestock for years.

Return home with a permaculture design...  for your own farm (or with the knowledge of how to create one for your future farm).

Full Details Here

New in 2016
Advanced Permaculture Design Course (APDC) in DESIGN
Oct. 30 - Nov. 4, 2016 at Heal the Planet Farm, Koshkonong, MO

Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture will Lead this Advanced Training

Prerequisite:  Students must have a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Certificate.  We accept most PDC teachers and courses.

(If you still need to earn your PDC Certificate consider taking the PDC Course immediately preceding this advanced training.  Both Trainings being hosted at Heal the Planet Farm.)

This Advanced Training is for PDC Course Graduates Who Wish To:

  1. Significantly Improve Their Design Skills
  2. Create More Professional Looking Finished Designs
  3. Make Part or Most of Their Living Offering Design Services
  4. Leave The Training with a Permaculture Design for Their Own Project

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Zone 1 Plant Guilds Design - Banner Compressed

Improve Permaculture Design Skills - Earn a Living (Obtain a Yield) - Make Professional Looking Drawings

Thermal Mass Rocket Stove
Day-Long Workshop

Oct. 1, 2016
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Malchows-Finished-Thermal-Mass-Rocket-Stove"Wonderful workshop.  Learned exactly what I needed to feel confident in building my own.
 - Sherrie K. (Toledo, OH)

"I was having a hard time understanding how to build the transition from the barrel to the exhaust system.  This nailed it for me.  Thanks!  Great people too!"   -David  M. (Rockford, IL)

We will examine this stove thoroughly and fire it up to get a good feel of how it looks, sounds and feels.

Then instructors and students will build a similar version of this model and fire it up as well. 

See it!   Touch it!   Build it!   Fire it!