Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series
The Prerequisite to all of our PDC Courses
A Self-Study Program
14-Hour Webinar Package Includes:
"I've LOVED these webinars. Thank you so much for offering the webinar-only option. I plan to take a certification class within the next couple of years, but these webinars allowed me to really bring together the self-study and in-the-dirt projects I've been working on. THANKS!"
"I went through the webinar series last spring. Even if I never get out there for the PDC Course, the webinars were well worth the time and money."
“I think the webinars were key to everyone bring ready to arrive at class, ready to work and gel as a group.”
Note: The full price of this webinar series can be applied toward
our future PDC Courses (for up to three years).
How This Works
We have put together some of the foundational concepts of permaculture and put them into several webinar presentations. Also included are 4-recorded live interviews with several great individuals sharing how they have applied permaculture thinking and actions in their own lives.
These are not canned, polished or edited presentations. You receive the recorded sessions just as they unfolded live.
Online Connection to Webinars
Shortly after a person purchases these webinars or registers for one of our PDC courses they receive a welcome email from Becky that grants them immediate access to the full webinar series for downloading and/or online viewing.
Text Book is Mailed Out
The Earth User's Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Marrow is shipped out (via US snail-mail) shortly after registering and should arrive within a week.
Just a bare-bones computer capable of playing/displaying standard computer files (.mp3, .mp4, .doc, .pdf).
Midwest Permaculture's technical support person, Will Wilson (will @ midwestpermaculture.com), is available via email or phone (815-256-2215) to assist all webinar students with any start-up quirks. It's pretty easy once you get started. Don't let the technology part of this keep you away from these very useful and inspiring webinars if you are truly interested. We will assist you.
The Webinars - All on a Single Computer Video
|1||Bill Wilson||The Case for Permaculture|
|2||Larry Korn||Story of "The One-Straw Revolution" (book)|
|3||Becky, Bill, Milton||Ethics, Principles and Patterns in Nature|
|4||Donna & Robyn||Your Backyard Farmer|
|5||Bill, Becky, Milton||Methods of Design|
|6||Helen Cameron||Urban Roof-Top, Certified-Organic Farm|
|7||Milton, Bill, Becky||Climate, Weather and the Hydrological Cycle|
|8||Marcus de la Fleur||Holding Water on the Urban Landscape|
|9||Bill Wilson||Suburban/Urban Permaculture|
"Hi Bill, I just wanted to thank you for putting together the webinar series. I've been listening to them again, this time in the greenhouse while planting onions.
They are still as enlightening as ever and it makes thinking about spring that much more enjoyable."
Whitney S.(Ohio) -- PDC Graduate Student
About the Presenters and Webinars
Webinar #1 -- Bill Wilson
|The Case for Permaculture:|
This is the foundational material from Bill's 3-hour "Introduction to Permaculture" seminar.
Listen to this First Webinar for Free
We have posted this one webinar to YouTube so that anyone may listen to it. It will give the listener/viewer some great foundational information along with many practical examples of applied permaculture design and thinking.
"Listening to Bill was like a breath of fresh air. I knew that there had to be a way out of the energy and societal challenges before us, and now I see it. Very inspiring and hopeful...!"
Webinar #2 -- Larry Korn
The One-Straw Revolution and Masanobu Fukuoka
Pictured below: Larry in a barley field with Masanobu Fukuoka
|When Larry returned to the states he promised Masanobu Fukuoka that he would do all he could to see that his book, The One-Straw Revolution, was translated from Japanese into English and then published.This is a fascinating story that Larry shares during this intimate webinar with many slides and much detail. We end up hearing stories about Robert Rodale, Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, Bill Mollison, Gary Snyder and more.|
Webinars #3... #5... #7 -- MWP Teaching Staff
Webinar #4 -- Robyn Streeter and Donna Smith
Webinar #6 -- Helen Cameron
Webinar #8 -- Marcus de la fleur
Webinar #9 -- Bill Wilson
Over 60 Creative Ideas
Since most people live in suburban or urban neighborhoods, it has become increasingly important that we take a much deeper look into how we can apply permaculture thinking and designing to these environments. Probably only 15% of our students actually have a large enough piece of land where swales, ponds or other large earthworks will be useful, so this webinar is for all of us who have a small lot or even no plot of ground at all. You can certainly be a practicing permaculture person and have no land to work on. Permaculture is a way of being, living and making choices that affect everything--no land is required. This 2-hour webinar is loaded with over 60 creative ideas of how to live in a more permaculture and creative way in smaller spaces.To our PDC students living in the city or suburbs... YOU WILL WANT TO VIEW THIS WEBINAR AT LEAST TWICE. Like we said... it is loaded...!!!
Shortly after registering, webinar students receive a welcome email from Becky of Midwest Permaculture with instructions on how to access the webpage were everything is posted for immediate downloading. Within a week the text book, The Earth User's Guide to Permaculture, will arrive via US Mail. Get started on your permaculture education by accessing all of the 36+ articles and resources and the webinars that we will link you to via email while waiting for the book to arrive.
In Addition, Continue to Receive Updated and New Webinars - Indefinitely!
Whenever and however the webinars are updated in the future, you will always receive the latest version of the webinar series via the internet. It's sort of like a "life-time membership". We feel that you have become part of our Midwest Permaculture family when you have ordered these webinars and we want you to have access to continued permaculture resources to the extent that you are interested.
Registration - On-Line or by Phone
Price of Webinar Series -- $195.00
|Webinar Package Includes|
- 9 Recorded, Downloadable Video Webinars
- All 9 Webinars as Audio .mp3 files for mobile listening (like pod-casts)
- Webinars include 8 Different Teachers - Wonderful Diversity (scroll down)
- PDC Course Textbook - Earth User's Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow
- 150-Question Study Guide
- Over 3-Dozen Articles and Resources from our Design Courses
- Downloadable copy of our Plant Guild e-Booklet by Bryce Ruddock
- You will Continue to Receive all Updated Webinars...Indefinitely!
|Reminder: The full $195 is subtracted from the price of any of our full Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for those students who register within 3 years of ordering the webinars.|
Group Pricing - We do have special pricing for schools, universities, not-for-profits, and other organizations and institutions. See Below.
A Few More Details
|PDC Course Textbook|
Included with these Webinars
'Earth User's Guide to Permaculture'
by Rosemary Morrow
This gem of a text, shipped to students upon registration, is written by Rosemary Morrow of Australia who has taught permaculture around the world for decades.
The book is straightforward and loaded with illustrations, depth and substance. It covers theory and also focuses on the practical aspects of how to implement permaculture design.
This book is a must read for the serious permaculturist and is a requirement for students of our design certificate courses.
Institutional or Group Pricing
( * For groups of 49 or more who wish to bring Bill in for a half-day of training, the only additional costs are for Bill's travel and motel if necessary.)
|Please contact Becky at Midwest Permaculture for further information, other variations on the above, registration of students, and payment.|
Phone: 815-256-2215, voice message or text us at 815-782-2216