We Teach Permaculture
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.
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Our trainings are alive, fresh and real.
Our passion is to make each course a little better than the last.
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Bec Hellouin 5-acre Farm in 2005
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
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.
“Bill, this PDC course was the best training I have ever had! It was in-depth, practical, hopeful, and applicable everywhere.”Lorenza A.
"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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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Charrette Design Example
We will look at a fresh participant submitted design each session.
Becky & Bill Wilson
Co-founders of Midwest Permaculture
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.