PDC Graduates

Feedback from our PDC Course Graduates

“I learned a TON! The information was presented at a level that everyone could understand while the more knowledgable/experienced peopole in our class were also blown away by the depth of useful content. I realize now that permaculture is about the skills needed to be a responsible human on this planet. This course was a paradigm shift for me. Thank you Bill and Becky.”   (Meg Mithchell – March 2019)

Bill, we made a deal on 30 acres in Kentucky. So grateful for my PDC as I felt confident enough to make this leap.  Got a good deal too as it is considered  ‘less than desireable’ land. Not so at all. It’s perfect for a permaculture design. Finally have our own land!
Jimi – 2 years following his PDC 

I got my Permaculture Certificate with Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture, and I really can’t imagine a better teacher.  Bill has years of experience and thus so many examples with which to bring the concepts alive.  His real world examples left me feeling that everything I learned was not just a glorified theory, but rather a perfectly possible practice.  Terry K. 

How the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course has influenced our graduates lives and their work.


Jodi Trendler is a Graduate of:
PDC Course #33 – June 2012
at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL
Michelle Hickey is a Graduate of:
PDC Course #38 – Jan. 2013
at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

Cofounded The Resiliency Institute
in Naperville, IL, immedialtey following their PDC courses.

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Tim is a Graduate of:
PDC Course #53 – Feb. 2015
at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

  • Opened a business Sweet Greens in Cleveland, OH, -a supply store for indoor growers

  • Transforming his 12 acres in suburban Cleveland

  • Working to open the eyes of residents and city regulators about the opportunities around urban food growing.

“As Bill and Becky said at the PDC, if we wish to create a more compassionate and sustainable world (a more permanent-culture) we need to live it and share it.”   Tim… (read more…)

Scott is a Graduate of:
PDC Course #62 – April 2016
at Heal the Planet Farm, Koshkonong, MO

  • Sold his legal practice in Arizona and retired early to pursue a life more meaningful to him.

  • Moved to Missouri and is establishing his own permaculture homestead on 6 acres. Just got the URL… Inwood Gardens LLC.

  • Has already provided legal, permaculture design and managerial consulting/services to Heal the Planet Farm.

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Bridget is Graduate of:
PDC Course #38 – Jan. 2013
at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

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Ian is Graduate of:
PDC Course #60 – Oct. 2015, Grass Valley, CA
Teacher Training #7, July 2016 in Stelle, IL

  • Youth Educator at University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum

  • Creator of the ‘Internal Landscape Design’ workshop

  • Founder/Owner U&i LLC

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