Permaculture Design Course at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage – September 16-24, 2017

Dancing Rabbit’s Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture is delighted to team up again with Midwest Permaculture to offer another 9-day Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC), happening September 16 – 24, 2017, right here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.

Permaculture is all about creating sustainable human habitat. What better place to learn about sustainable human habitat than an ecovillage?

In fact, last year one of our students told us:

“I’m sure a PDC offered any ole place is as transforming and educational as this one was, but here [at Dancing Rabbit] it was magical. I laughed, I cried, I ate better than ever, I opened myself up to new experiences and I just really felt the love that exists here.”  

Bill and Becky Wilson of Midwest Permaculture are inspirational and gifted teachers, and they have experience with living in intentional community in their home town of Stelle, Illinois. Sharon, one of our own Rabbits, will be assisting Bill and Becky with the course again this year.

The next 5 people to register: Save $300 off the regular price!


The course will be based in our beautiful Casa de la Cultura. The village, gardens, and agricultural lands of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage will be our laboratory. You’ll have abundant opportunities for hands-on learning!

Although course days are packed full, there will be opportunities to learn about Dancing Rabbit, connect with villagers, and participate in village activities. Please check out the rest of our website to learn more about our ecovillage.
The course fee includes camping accommodations in Dancing Rabbit’s wooded campground. Platforms for tents are provided, along with a composting toilet and access to showers in the Dancing Rabbit Community Building.

Indoor accommodations are available to rent during the course for an additional fee. We have several options: rooms in cabins, private homes, and the bed & breakfast. Email us after you register to see what’s still available.
Dancing Rabbit’s eco-B&B, the Milkweed Mercantile, will be preparing all of the course meals – and really good food is their specialty!

They can work with a wide range of dietary needs – just let us know your particulars and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.
Discounted price for the next 5 people to register - $1,295

Regular Full Price - $1,595

Regular Student/Senior Price - $1,295

Refund Policy: Should a student have to cancel their enrollment in the course up to 30-days before the on-site portion of the course begins, there is a full refund less $300. Student retains access to webinars, and keeps the course handouts and text book. If a student cancels within the 30-day period before the course there will be a 50% refund. 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.


Here’s what students at Dancing Rabbit’s first Permaculture Design Course had to say about their experiences:

“I gave the overall rating a 10 [out of 10].  If I could go higher I would, you exceeded my expectation by a huge amount.”

“I expected a university class. I got a humanizing, spiritual, and engaging experience. Much more than I expected.”

“I really enjoyed what Bill brought to this course. His vulnerability, honesty, and integrity carried the course. … This energy also helped encourage the students to connect on a deeper level.”

“This was such a wonderful experience. I can’t imagine a better use of my time and money that I had invested in being here.  I’m leaving inspired, motivated, excited, and personally fulfilled.”

“I loved the interaction with Dancing Rabbit and their hospitality, in allowing us into their homes and lives.  The practical application of the techniques were a bonus – I don’t think it would have been the life-changing experience without DR.”

“You [at Dancing Rabbit] are walking the talk. It is very inspiring and anchors the entire PDC.”