Permaculture Chicago Teaching Institute is dedicated to education that will enable Chicagoans and urban dwellers to create regenerative communities through Earth centered practices. We offer numerous monthly classes in urban permaculture design, urban foraging, herbalism, urban homesteading, plant ID, nature-based art, and sustainable building. 


We love to support local entrepreneurs and businesses within our non-competitive collaborative community. If you would like to propose a class, please email

2019 PDC 

The Urban Permaculture Design Certificate Course is a 9 month, 72 hour (minimum) training in sustainable living with the Earth while living in the city


Permaculture Workshops

Learn about various topics in  Permaculture with local, national, and international teachers! 

Permaculture Site Tour

Interested in experiencing a Permaculture Site right here in Chicago with an experienced guide? Join us 3rd Friday of every month for a tour and refreshments! 

Monthly Urban/ Midwest

Wild Food Foraging

 Learn about the bounty the Midwest has to offer-ever here in the city! We offer various workshops and forays with experienced foragers as your guide!

Monthly Urban/ Midwest Herbal

Learn about nourishing, medicinal plants to strengthen your understanding of your body and connection to nature.


Monthly Urban Homesteading

Come learn about the How-To's of Urban homesteading with various topics including: beekeeping, backyard chickens, worm composting, canning, preserving, backyard orchards + permaculture, and sustainable building

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