We Teach Permaculture
We Will Host our 100th PDC 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.
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.
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Bec Hellouin 5-acre Farm in 2005
Bec Hellouin 5-acre Farm in 2015
FREE RESOURCES | LIVE & RECORDED COURSES
our signature training
The 72-hr. Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Delivered right here at the Home of Midwest Permaculture. Stelle, IL.
Come see our practical application of permaculture over all these years.
Summer: Jun. 17-24, 2023
Fall: Sept. 16-23, 2023
We will also be co-hosting a PDC Course outside of St. Louis.
Sept. 30 – Oct 6, 2023
This is our full 72-hr. PDC Course taught by Bill Wilson and our teaching team, live, over Zoom. 19 Sessions over 31 days.
Fall: Oct. 17 – Nov. 16, 2023
Work though the recordings of our full 72-hr. course as an online feast, on your own time, for your own reasons and benefits.
Students have access twice-monthly to Bill during his established Office Hours and can access our Monthly Design Charrettes.
Release Date – April 1, 2023
“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.
join us for
Second Sunday of Each Month.
Charrette Design Example
We will look at a fresh design each month.
Here are the recent projects we have been focused on.
Most recent posts from our
DIY “Super Clean Composting Toilet” Design
Completely Minimize the Odors…! After doing much of the same research that many of you have probably done, and after
Design and Tour of MWP Home Residence
Here is the latest presentation and virtual tour of how our residential property has evolved over the last 15 years.
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.
"I just took this course because my wife and I had recently purchased a plot of land to retire on. What an amazing surprise. This course is about how one can practically become a more responsible human while still living a full and rewarding life. Bill and his team tied the course together beautifully. I did not want it to end. Best educational experience of my life (and I've experience a lot over my 67 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 of understanding for us to create a better world."John R. Retired Colonel - U.S. Marines