We have PDC Graduates from ages 16-81
"What a wonderful surprise. This course was one of the most inspiring, informational and useful experiences of my life. Bill and Becky are exceptional teachers. If feel I got more out of this short training than I did from my 4 years of college! Brilliant."
Deborah M. (40) - Homesteader, Homeschooler
We Sort Through the Ocean of Permaculture Information
to bring our students what we sense is truly essential and useful.
We deliver enlivening-permaculture trainings that we trust will stick with students for a lifetime.
We honor the traditional PDC curriculum while updating it with present day developments.
Our instructors are not only passionate about the subject but are excellent teachers and active permaculture practitioners.
Students tell us this training has saved them years of self study and costly trial and error.
Why? We focus on the nuts, the bolts and the brilliance of Permaculture.
Our passion is to deliver one of the best trainings in the world.
Here are some comments from our students.
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"An unbelievably great course.
I learned much more than I expected. I was looking for a realistic, practical and useful understanding of permaculture to apply to my life and I got it! Bill and Becky are real and down to earth. Two of the best teachers I've ever experienced."
Tim W. - 38 - Greenhouse Vegetable Grower - PDC Course Graduate
Welcome... We started Midwest Permaculture in 2007 on a shoestring.
Deeply inspired by the brilliance and relevance of this life-design science we could clearly see how the application of permaculture design could solve so many of the challenges in the world today.
When we first became interested in the study of permaculture we could not find a training in our part of the country so we decided to start Midwest Permaculture to make it easier for others to learn more as well.
We have an on-going commitment to delivering excellent trainings. Our goal is that each course be a slight improvement over the previous. Our trainings are alive, relevant and impactful.
Permaculture design and living is catching on because it clearly demonstrates how we as humans can create real security and abundance on this planet and not only for ourselves, but also for everyone else and for every living environment around the world.
Welcome to the world of permaculture. Whether you train with us or others you won't be sorry you opened the Permaculture door. It is so worth the exploration for it is nothing less than a deep exploration into what it means to co-create with life itself.
Bill & Becky Wilson
“This course has made me rethink everything I do, not only in my garden but in the world! I have been an organic gardener for about 15 years but permaculture takes those concepts and applies them in such an all-consuming, logical way…it’s mind blowing! I came home with a whole new approach to redesign my own yard and those of my friends and clients."
Jason – 40 – Gardener/Landscaper
Learn the Basics of Permaculture - Apply it Anywhere
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 and design principles which will allow you to create positive living systems 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.
How we teach? We use:
...videos and webinars
...and open-frank discussions
-to help our students anchor their own understanding.
The PDC course is not just about our gardens, homes or farms. Permaculture is about our relationship to the quality of life we wish to create here on earth.
The education you receive from a Midwest Permaculture PDC will be universally applicable, practical, inspiring, and we trust, memorable.
We have hosted trainings in the plains, the mountains, the desert and the tropics.
Here is the Latest Post From our Growing Blog:
Free Webinar posted as a Tribute to Larry
We are saddened by the recent passing of our friend, Larry Korn. He is best known for being the translator/editor of one of the most influential books to touch the lives of scores of natural farmers and permaculturists, The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka.
Why is this book so influential?
The Middle East and Northern Africa were once very fertile areas. With widespread annual tilling/plowing, a civilization will always end up losing it’s topsoil and become arid. One-half of the topsoil has now be washed away on the North American continent. The One-Straw Revolution shows us how annual grain growing can be done without tillage so that we can grow food WHILE building topsoil!
We extend our gratitude to co-founders Bill Mollison and David Holmgren for their gift of...
We are also thankful to so many other permaculture teachers, practitioners and designers, here in the US and around the world, who are doing the work of creating a more permanent culture and sharing their gifts so generously with others.
"Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple."