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We Teach Permaculture
– 16th Year
– Taught Over 90 PDC Courses
– 1800+Graduates

Learn How to Turn This…

Home of Midwest Permaculture BEFORE…

…Into This.

Home of Midwest Permaculture Now – 55+ Species of Plants

4.9 Student Rating

Why Our Trainings are Rated so Highly?
Because we sort through the ocean of permaculture information and videos to bring our students what we feel is truly essential and useful. 

"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.
(40) - Homesteader, Homeschooler

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 & designers. 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.

Or turn this...

Bec Hellouin Farm in 2005

...Into this.

Be Hellouin Farm in 2015

The above photos of the Bec Hellouin farm are from their book “Miraculous Abundance” by Perrine and Charles Herve-Gruyer.
We Highly Recommend Reading It…!!!

"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
This used to be a grass lawn. Click on picture to learn about the trasition of Midwest Permaculture's suburban lot into a beautiful and productive foodscape.

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.

Becky and Bill Wilson

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 in our part of the country 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 will not be sorry you opened the Permaculture door. It is so worth the journey for it is nothing less than a deep exploration into what it means to co-create with life itself.

Bill & Becky Wilson – 2022 Co-founders of Midwest Permaculture

“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 D.
(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: …lectures …design exercises …hands-on experiences …videos and webinars …site tours …guest instructors …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.

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Bill Mollison (1928-2016)

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.

David Holmgren (1955-Present)

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

-Bill Mollison