Bill Wilson 's Profile
- Joined: 28/02/2011
- Last Updated: 12/04/2013
- Location: Stelle, IL, United States
- Climate Zone: Cool Temperate
- Gender: Male
- Web site: www.midwestpermaculture.com/
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Stelle, United States
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Climate ZonesBill Wilson has permaculture experience in:
- Cold Temperate
- Cool Temperate
- Warm Temperate
About Bill Wilson
I have lived in the small, sustainably-oriented community of Stelle, IL, for over 3 decades. My wife and partner Becky and I started Midwest Permaculture in 2006 to bring a stronger permaculture presence to our area of the US.
As our knowledge of permaculture grows so does our desire to implement it around our home and in our community. To date we have incorporated rain-gardens, swales, a 425 gal. rain-water tank, berms, raised beds, hugelkultur beds, modest guilds, an aquaponics system, various plant guilds and more. Some picture summaries are available on our website. Some of our neighbors are now improving their landscapes as well.
We are also implementing a full permaculture design on 8.7 acres of land that our local non-profit organization owns. It is on this land that some of our permaculture training takes place.
I received my Permaculture Teachers Training from Jude Hobbs (permaculture teacher of 20 years - Oregon) in 2010. Becky took her teacher's training in 2011 with Rosemary Morrow (author of 'Earth User's Guide to Permaculture') when Rosemary was teaching in Austria. We are grateful to have been trained by these talented and giving teachers. Both of them trained with Bill Mollison and have learned much from David Holmgren and many other very talented people.
Our goal as certifying instructors of the PDC is to have our students leaving their Courses excited, with useful knowledge and skills, and ready to implement both. The feedback from our students seems to reflects this. As of Jan. 2013 we have hosted 37 PDC Courses, many shorter trainings, and are now delivering our own Teacher's Trainings.
Although we are from the Midwest, we are invited to teach in other areas of the country which is reflected in our course schedule.
That's quite enough... We hope to meet you someday and wish you well in your permaculture pursuits.
Greetings From Illinois, USA -- Bill Wilson