If you can get yourself to Chicago’s Midway Airport
We can help you get to Stelle for just
…$2. (Yup, that’s right. 2 bucks)
How about Union Station in Chicago?
We can get your here for $5.
We’ve had students from almost all 50 states
and over 20 countries.
Here’s How it Works
Midway airport in Chicago is our closest airport and the main hub for Southwest Airlines. There is a shuttle service that runs repeatedly from Kankakee/Bourbonnais, IL, to Midway airport and then back again and it only cost $2 to ride. It’s called the River Valley Metro. When you get off your flight and gather your bags follow signs for “Trains to the City”. In particular you want to follow signs toward the “Orange Line” train where you will find the $2 Metro bus in Aisle J right near it.
Once you get to Kankakee/Bourbonnais, it is just a 30-minute drive for us to get you. Bottom-line?
If you are attending one of our trainings we will pick you up at the shuttle and bring you to Stelle for free.
Just be sure to let us know early on so that we can coordinate our trips to town. Thanks!
Also, Please Note, our courses are taught in English.
Bus and Train are the Lowest Carbon Footprint Option
The lowest carbon footprint (besides walking and biking) is to travel by bus or train. All you need to do is end up at Kankakee/Bourbonnais, IL, or in Pontiac, IL. We’ll pick you up from either of these cities.
$5 from Union Station in Chicago
to Midwest Permaculture in Stelle!
If the bus or train takes you to the Union Station in Chicago then ride the $3 CTA Orange Line to Midway airport to pick up the $2 Metro shuttle (Aisle J) to us. Here are some great detailed instructions on how to get from ‘Union Station’ to the ‘Orange Line’ and then on to ‘Midway’ airport.
When to Arrive for a Training?
If you are going to be traveling a good distance we highly recommend that you do this on the day before one of our trainings begins. This usually means you’ll be traveling on a Friday for a PDC that starts on Saturday at 1:00pm, or traveling on a Saturday for an Advanced training (in Design or Teaching) that starts on Sunday at 1:00pm. There is no extra charge for coming in early whether you are renting a room or setting up your tent. There are no scheduled meals before the course starts so please bring some extra food with you. There are no ‘restaurants’ in Stelle.
How Much Does it Cost to Fly into Midway?
Here are some average LOW fares we found.
– Atlanta to MDW: $161
– Minneapolis to MDW: $196
– New York to MDW: $208
– Seattle to MDW: $270
– Los Angles to MDW: $296
– Dallas to MDW: $248
There were some flights for quite a bit less!
Does Your Best Flight Land you at O’Hare?
While the $2 shuttle does not offer service to O’Hare, it is possible to get to Midway from O’Hare by using the CTA’s public rail transportation. This adds to your travel time (allow two hours) but at a cost of $5-$10 for a day pass it might be worth it.
“L” Trains from O’Hare to Midway
At O’Hare you board The Blue Line train and ride it to the Clark/Lake Station. There you switch on to The Orange Line which brings you directly to Midway and the very terminal where you will find and board the $2 Metro shuttle (aisle J) to Kankakee/Bourbonnais. And boom! We’ve got ya covered from there.
Information about traveling the CTA is available at https://www.flychicago.com/…/tofrom/ohare/pages/default.aspx
You Are Committed – We Are Too
If you are willing to trust us with your permaculture education and commit your time/money and travel all the way to us, we feel a reciprocal commitment to you. We give our best at every training and are constantly updating our information and our teaching approaches to make each course full and rich.
We’re serious about permaculture and helping people really get it.
We’d love to have you join us.