On-Site PDC in the St. Louis Area

Sept. 30th-Oct. 7, 2023

Your Projects

Design Assistance for Your Residence, Homestead, Farm or Land

We have set up our design services to provide our clients with what they want and really need. If you wish to get better educated so that you can do much of your own design work, with our watchful eye and input, it is here. If you would rather have us put our full focus on your home/land/project, that is available too. We’ve got seven options for you to consider.

Bill Wilson – Lead Designer/Instructor

Permaculturally Designing Your Property

1. The Property Design Mini Course (On-Demand)

We designed this Property Design Mini Course (PDMC) course to give home or landowners a condensed version of the intensive 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with just the content specific to creating a good framework design for one’s own property.  We’ll walk you through it, step-by-step.  Full Details and/or Purchase Here


Residence up to 1 acre


On-Demand Now

Homestead of 1-10 acres


On-Demand Now

Small Farm over 10 acres


On-Demand Now

2. The Full 72-hr. Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

Either On-Line (Delivered over 30 days), On-Site (8 Full Days), or On-Demand (Your own Schedule)

This is the world recognized PDC course that we have been delivering since 2006. If you have the time and resources this is the course that not only assists you in creating a framework permaculture design for your own property (large or small) but also gives you a solid grounding in the philosophy, approach and promise of permaculture. The course shows us, as humans, how can create an abundant and healthy world. This training is incredibly hopeful, practical and loaded.


On-Demad $495

Add $200 to earn the PDC Certificate

The Full Course - Recorded - Start Now

On-line (Live) $995

$895 for early registration, 60-days out

Course Delivered over 31-days

On-Site $1595

$1450 for early registration 60-days out

Pre-Training Webinars plus 8-Days on Site

3. Phone/Zoom Consultations

It is surprising how much information is available on the internet about climate, topography, soils, prevailing winds and sun angles for almost any spot in the US (and even the world). As a land or homeowner, we invite you to send us your address and a simple tracing of the property lines, along with what your desire or vision is for the property. We then do our research and a design assessment.

On a follow-up call (zoom works well) we will share with you what we have concluded regarding the greatest opportunities and challenges for your property related to your vision. We will also field any questions you might have as well. Our goal is to give you the assistance you need to continue to move forward on your property design. If you would like us to create a digital framework design for your property, following this call, we can do that as well. See Framework Design Below

Pricing for Phone Consultation

Residence up to 1 acre


1.5 hrs.

Homestead of 1-10 acres


2 hrs.

Small Farm over 10 acres


2.5 hrs.

4. WalkAbouts – We come to your property

Bill Wilson (or someone we explicitly trust) walks the property in question with the owner and explores what sort of permaculture design strategies and techniques would be most appropriate. This is a verbal assessment with recommendations and rough sketches when/where appropriate. Some useful resources are always provided and/or recommended reading and website links supplied.

Pricing for WalkAbouts

Residential lot

$300/hour, plus $1/mile travel to and from

2-hour minimum

Homestead of 1-10 acres

$300/hour, plus $1/mile travel to and from

3-hour minimum

Small Farm over 10 acres

$300/hour, plus $1/mile travel to and from

4-hour minimum

“Bill, thank you so much for the time you spent with us on Friday. It was a great pleasure. Kris and I both enjoyed your company and conversation in addition to all of the great information you provided. We will surely take advantage of the many resources you suggested as we move forward. Again, thank you.”

5. Framework Permaculture Design

Our framework designs include our best recommendations from our initial site assessment whether from an online/phone connection or from an actual site visit (WalkAbout). Our goal with these framework designs is to give you as much information as possible for the least amount invested.

What is included in a Framework Design?

Price Ranges for Framework Design

Residence up to 1 acre


(Price for a quote: $100)

Homestead of 1-10 acres


(Price for a quote: $300)

Small Farm over 10 acres


(Price for a quote: $600)

For More Information or a Price Quote:

Note 1: There are no fees for a price quotes if you have already paid for a PDC, a Phone Consultation or a WalkAbout.
Note 2: The amount you have invested in any of the above trainings or design services is deducted from the price of a Full Permaculture Design if purchased later.

6. Full Permaculture Designs

A full permaculture design requires a more in-depth study of the site and more detailed conversations with you the client as we explore and discuss the best suited options for you. It also includes more design time for the thoughtful consideration and integration of key, and secondary, design elements. The goal is to create a functional, productive and beautiful site with a high probability of a successful implementation by you.

Besides all of the site data analysis and the basemap layers, a full design usually includes:

Price Ranges for Full Design

Residence up to 1 acre


(Price for a quote: $100)

Homestead of 1-10 acres


(Price for a quote: $300)

Small Farm over 10 acres


(Price for a quote: $600)

Note: There are no fees for price quotes if you have already paid for one of our PDC Courses, a Phone Consultation or a WalkAbout.

For More Information or a Price Quote:

Examples of what is typically explored on a residential property

Examples of what is typically explored on a homestead or small farm

“Hi Bill. Thanks for the fantastic plans that you and your team developed for us. Shirley and I feel that you have created something that will guide us beautifully. The plan clearly shows us the resources needed to move forward in a reasonable fashion. We will keep you updated on our progress and look forward to you stopping by periodically to see how the project is coming together. Let’s have a beer on the back deck next time!”

7. Management Oversite of Design Implementation and Maintenance

This can be as simple as working with you to find and train the right people and answer the inevitable and multitude of questions that come up when implementing a design. It might also include overseeing the installation of the design, working with contractors/installers on your behalf, ordering supplies and plants, trouble shooting challenges as they arise, organizing and overseeing the care and maintenance in the early months/years, assessing the results, fine-tuning the design strategies and possibly staying on with the project until everything is running as projected.
Our preference is to train and work with you directly or someone you have hired to do all of this, because somebody eventually needs to understand each element of the design for it’s long-term care.
We do not take on many of these projects (we are selective as we balance everything else we are doing) but if we do, we will give you and your project our full attention as if it were one of our own.
We typically provide project management quotes to our Full Permaculture Design clients when requested.

Price Range Averages

Simple Residence


Homestead / Farm


Annual oversite and maintenance can run about the same.

For More Information:

Not sure what you really need?

You can always just hire Bill to consult with you over the phone or Zoom at $300/hr.. He will brainstorm your property with you or discuss any questions you might have about your property design.
Our minimum charge to set an appointment with Bill is a 30-minute session of $200, paid in advance.

Thank You and the best of luck on your permaculture dreams and projects. This work is very important and we encourage you to move forward with the long-term care and health of your property, family and community.