On-Site PDC in the St. Louis Area

Sept. 30th-Oct. 7, 2023

We Teach Permaculture

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We Will Host our 100th Live Permaculture Certificate Course This Year
We teach the internationally recognized 72-hr. Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course… honoring the original curriculum while updating students on the amazing progress that has occurred since permaculture’s inception.

Five Stars!

4.9 Star Student Rating

Our trainings are alive, fresh and real.
Our passion is to make each course a little better than the last. 

Or Turn This...

Bec Hellouin 5-acre Farm in 2005

Bec Hellouin 5-acre Farm in 2005

...Into This

Bec Hellouin Farm in 2015

Bec Hellouin 5-acre Farm in 2015

our signature training

The Permaculture Course

This is the full 72-hr. Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

Take the course, in person, at any of the multiple sites we host at around the Midwest (and beyond sometimes). Come and learn permaculture while seeing now its application has manifested at the site you chose. There is nothing like seeing it in person and kicking the tires. 
Our next course is outside of St. Louis, MO:
Sept. 30 – Oct 6, 2023

This is our full 72-hr. Permaculture Course taught by Bill Wilson and our teaching team, live, over Zoom.
There are 19-sessions delivered over 31-days. 

Fall Session 2023: Oct. 17 – Nov. 16
Winter/Spring 2024: Feb. 20 – March 21

“I now feel like I have resources and direction instead of just drowning in googled information with no idea how to connect the dots and implement it into my life.  This online training was accessible to me, affordable and fantastic!” – A 2022 Online PDC Graduate

Enjoy the journey of viewing the recordings of one of our full 72-hr. courses on your own time, at your own pace, for your own reasons. This training is so fresh you will likely feel you are in class with the other students. 
With this ‘On-Demand’ option, you can choose to earn the PDC Certificate or not, and you may also request that your final design project be reviewed by Bill and his team.  
And You Can Begin Now, the First Session is Free to Reviwew.

"I just took this course because my wife and I had recently purchased a plot of land to retire on and wanted some practical ideas on how to develop it. What an amazing surprise. This course was a feast of tangible and realistic ideas. Bill and his team tied the course together beautifully. Best educational experience of my life (and I've experienced a lot over my 57 years). I wish every high school child in the world could take this course. It would change the trajectory of their lives and provide the seeds for a better world."

John R. Retired Colonel - U.S. Marines

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

Lorenza A. School Administrator

"An amazing month online. I learned so much more than I could have imagined through a Zoom course. And I loved getting to know everyone else in the class and seeing their exciting projects unfold. Bill and his team are amazing teachers. I have to give this course a 10 out of 10. So inspiring and loaded with useful information."

Judith W. Home Schooler of 4 (ages 5-16)

“I took the online PDC in the fall of 2021 and it is easily the best online educational experience I have ever participated in. I now feel like I have resources and direction instead of just drowning in googled information with no idea of how to connect the dots and implement them into my life. No regrets. Midwest Permaculture was fantastic!”

Shane G. Union Organizer - Small Farmer

“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 R-G. Social Entrepreneur, Author, Mother

“What a wonderful surprise. This course was one of the most inspiring, informational and useful experiences of my life. Bill and his team are exceptional teachers. I feel I got as much out of this short training as I did from my 4 years of college! Brilliant.”

Deborah M. Homesteader, Homeschooler

Want a Shorter-form course?

The Property Design

The PDMC is a  recorded, info-packed course built to help you design productive, resilient, and beautiful landscapes.
This course contains "the juice" of the full PDC as it applies to residential, homestead, and/or small farm design. It focuses on the practical information you need to get started designing your own space.


Design Projects

Here are the recent projects we have been focused on.

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Informational Blog

join us for

'Quick Design'

Second Sunday of Every Other Month.
2:00-4:30pm central

Bill, Milton, and Megan discuss an homestead Permaculture Design

Charrette Design Example
We will look at a fresh participant submitted design each session.

Portrait of Bill and Becky Wilson

Becky & Bill Wilson

Co-founders of Midwest Permaculture

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About us

 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.

Though the problems of the world seem increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.

Bill Mollison