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We Teach Permaculture

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IN PERSON  …or…  ONLINE 

These are the tools and education necessary to move ourselves, and our culture,

from a LIFE of CONSUMPTION,
to a LIFE of CREATION.

We Have Been Delivering the World Recognized Permaculture Course for Over 17 Years.
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 72-hr. Permaculture Course

This is the full Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

Take the course, in person, at any of the multiple sites we host around the Midwest (and sometimes beyond). Come and learn permaculture while seeing how its application has manifested at the site you choose. There is nothing like seeing it in person and kicking the tires. 
Registration is opening soon for our 2024 schedule.

This course contains the recordings of a full 72-hr. Permaculture Course taught by Bill Wilson and access to our teaching team in multiple ways. Enjoy the recordings at your own pace. Turn in notes and exercises to earn the PDC Certificate if you are interested. If you don’t need a certificate and just want the course material, it costs $200 less.
We also offer sequential live review sessions via Zoom over a 9-week period where Bill and the team answer student questions and tease out any important details. These sessions are available to all online PDC students at no additional charge. We know the support and structure of live interaction can be helpful!
The 9-week Review Sessions are Offered Seasonally – See Dates

Sample the Course!

This free 2-hour session offers a profound and impactful introduction to permaculture and a glimpse of how we deliver the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course. With almost 20-years of experience and a determination to create more effective methods of teaching, we have developed one of the most meaningful and results-oriented permaculture learning experiences available anywhere in the world. Our goal is to make this course not just informative and enjoyable, but also easy to navigate and revisit. 

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"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
Mini-Course (20-hrs.)

The PDMC is a recorded, info-packed course built to help you design productive, resilient, and beautiful properties.
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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Design Projects

Here are the recent projects we have been focused on.

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join us for

'Quick Design'
Charrettes

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

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