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Midwest Permaculture – December, 2019

Permaculture Principle #4
Apply self-regulation and accept feedback. 


Hello Permaculture Friends,

2019 was a full and rewarding year. We are continually blessed with inspiring students and committed clients. The feedback we are getting from them is that they feel that the world needs an ethical approach to caring deeply for our planet, the people on it and the future of us all.

So as we enter our 14th year (2020), we will continue to dedicate ourselves to bringing the tools of permaculture to those who resonate with our approach to it.  Hence classes, consulting and the pursuit of relationships of higher purpose will fill our year ahead. Our most up-to-date schedule for 2020 is here

Students of our fall Advanced Permaculture Design Course. Each of these already earned their PDC and came to advance their design skills and possible open their own businesses.

So, may we ask what is alive in you at this time? Is your inner voice asking you to contribute more fully to something of greater meaning in the world? Will you be able to listen to it and follow it?

It’s very easy to tap this inner voice down and just keep plugging ahead, but we believe the world is facing a future that will have greater and greater challenges before it. Whether we wish to engage or not, life will end up pushing most all of us up against our comfort zones, encouraging us to be involved in the co-creation of a saner future.

But we know that stepping out of our comfort zones and into something different can be a bit frightening. But the work is more important that being afraid, so it is our courage we muster.

Courage is not the absence of fear.
Courage is fear walking.

(Susan David)


We look forward to seeing and meeting many of you this year. We’ll be walking this journey with you.

Wishing your a wonderful new year…Bill and Becky Wilson

 

Sharing the Surplus
When there is a surplus at the end of a year we look for ways of sharing it where we know it will do some good. We’ve been in relationship with these two organizations that exemplify that higher purpose.  If you are inspired, they can use your support as well. Links and their stories are below. 

 Malvikaa Solanki of swaYYam – India 
Center for Sustainable Community – Stelle, IL

Coming Up!

Winter PDC Course at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL
March -14, 2020

The full Permaculture Design Course curriculum will be covered with an emphasis in food growing in any environment — city to farm.

View Trailer

We will be visiting the farm of Marty and Will Travis, two of the amazing farmers featured in this wonderful documentary. 

Also

Immediately Following the above…
Advanced Training in Permaculture Design

March 15-20, 2020 – Also in Stelle, IL

Led by Bill Wilson

Improve Your Design Skills
Create Professional Basemaps with Simple Software
Earn Income from Design Work

Must have PDC certificate to Enroll
Save $100 if taking the PDC immediately before

Midwest Permaculture
125 Crescent Lane
Stelle, IL 60919
http://www.midwestpermaculture.com
(815) 256-2215


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2 thoughts on “Sample Newsletter”

  1. I’m wondering which 2-3 books might cover the topics for a sustaining Permaculture for the upstate NY area on.
    Goal: to start a small 5×10′ greenhouse based on this way of growing…then building it larger every so often once the techniques are mastered. Seeking to grow garden veggies of high value for my family, friends and local restaurants in upstate NY

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