Fall PDC – Sept. 21-28, 2019


Our Fall PDC Course
Sept. 21-28, 2019
Midwest Permaculture – Stelle, IL

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Description of our Full, Permaculture Design Certificate Courses
If you landed on this page and happened to have missed the full description of the training, you might still be wondering what is actually covered in a certification course. If so, Click Here.


Details About our Trainings Hosted in Stelle

Start and End Times – And Very Full Days
The on-site portion of our Stelle courses begin on a Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and end the following Saturday at noon.  Even though students will have already completed up to 20-hours of certification studies through the webinar series, there are still 52+ hours of training ahead.  To fit the balance of the curriculum into only 8 days we start each morning 8:15 and run all the way through 9 p.m. There are long breaks for lunch and dinner… but students need to come prepared for a very full week of learning, designing, and fun.

“I thought the longer days would be a challenge for me but with such variety in how the course was delivered I never got stressed or bored.  Everything was so interesting, I didn’t even notice!


What to Pack & Other Details
About 3-4 weeks before a training begins, students receive more information concerning what to expect, arrival details, what to pack, access to maps, etc.

 “Bill, this was unequivocally the best educational experience of my life.
You and Becky made permaculture completely understandable and I am so inspired to implement this work. This training has tied it all 
together for me. Thank You.
Amy H. – U of Colorado Grad Student

Students who complete this design course will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ from Midwest Permaculture which in the permaculture tradition, allows one to use the word ‘permaculture’ in the promotion of their work or business. Graduates may offer workshops, lectures and design services.  Click here for more on certification.

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Begin The Training Now with Pre-Course Studies 

A $350 deposit not only holds one’s seat, the Foundations of Permaculture webinar series  is sent to registering students as well:

  • 14 Hours of Recorded Webinars (video and audio versions)
  • The Text: Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture
  • The 150-Question Study Guide
  • And Links to over 3-dozen Additional Resources

Email or Call Becky at 815-256-2215.

Price:  $1,295   (Registration Open Soon)

Discounts: There is a $100 Early Registration Discount for those who pay for their training in full more than 60 days out.

Group Registrations – Save $100 per Person
2 or more may register as a group and receive a $100 discount each. We’ve had friends, family members or couples register together and in the weeks before the course, bring in several more friends, everyone saving $100 each.

Student Discount rate: (Registered at a school and taking full credit hours)     $995
Senior Discount rate :    (Over 62 and on fixed income)             $995
We reserve a few slots at each training for students and seniors. Please register early.

Call Becky for more information, to set up a group-payment plan,  or to register (815-256-2215)

Low Risk Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a student cancels their registration 30-days before the on-site portion a course begins they receive a full refund less $250.  The student retains full access to all of the webinars, keeps the course handouts and text book, and receives a $195 credit towards any future Midwest Permaculture design certification course, good for up to 3-years.

If a student cancels their registration in the 30-days before the course begins there will be a full refund less $365 and the student still receives a $195 credit towards our design courses in the future.  The credit is good for up to three years.

There are no refunds for cancellations or for withdrawals once the course begins.  However, in certain circumstances, we may extend partial credit towards a future design course.

“Thanks so much!! I was so inspired by the course.  I’ve already integrated permaculture into a community project I’m working on.  After 25yrs of landscaping, I needed that boost of BLISS!”
Catherine R. – Landscape Architect

Continuing Support Following Graduation
Students who have completed a Midwest Permaculture design course are then invited to become part of our growing network of graduates. We have a separate website where all graduates can connect, share ideas and look for some assistance from each other. Graduates may audit any future PDC courses at half price (provided space is available).

Our objective is to support our students for as long as they need it or want it and to encourage them to support each other.

Already A Permaculture Design Course Graduate?
We offer a 33% discount to students who have already graduated from another recognized course (from anywhere in the world) who wish to take a Midwest Permaculture course as a refresher. Please email for details.

Still Have Questions?
You are welcome to email us or call Becky at 815-256-2215.

Additional information


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