Work-Trade Internships at Midwest Permaculture
Earn Your PDC
|Current Opportunities: None for now|
Currently there are no 2021 work trade opportunities. With the Covid virus we will have to see if and how this might change, so please check back.
|Work /Trade for PDC Course — 4 Weeks|
There is no fee that you need to pay and neither is there a stipend or pay that we provide. You are trading your time for a PDC course valued at $1500 plus whatever hands-on experience you gather.
What We Need
The tasks that work/traders might perform are basic such as gardening, weeding, mulching, feeding chickens, painting, cleaning, foliar spraying, soil drenching, etc. — basically, anything that we need to get done to provide our educational trainings and move our permaculture projects forward. We will never ask people to do work that we are not willing to do ourselves. Only some of the work might be considered novel or ‘real’ permaculture work. As with all of life, permaculture is usually about 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Work traders are coming to assist us with the perspiration part but if one is observant and inquisitive, they will learn a lot as well.
What You Receive
Your big takeaway is a free registration to a Midwest Permaculture PDC. They typically run about $1500 but valued by many graduates as being worth twice that. (their words, not ours)
Also, you’ll be working with Bill and Becky in Stelle, IL, along with other team members on a real permaculture project.
~ Minimum of 18 years of age
1. Being on Time
Apply by filling out this application form and emailing to
Sequence of Events
Download the Application Here
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