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What’s On My Mind: Rob’s Weekly Newsletter

November 23rd, 2015 by

 Hi everyone, Rob here with a quick update. Through our activities with Verge & our consulting company, Adaptive Habitat,  we are continually immersed in exciting projects & opportunities and I find myself coming across all sorts of neat resources, ideas … Continue reading

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Urban Swales Part 3: On Levels and Transits

June 10th, 2016 by

In this third video on urban swales, I explain why the level is a key tool in permaculture design and demonstrate its use to ensure that our swales work as intended: Check out Part 1 and 2 of our urban … Continue reading

Urban Swales Design

Urban Swales Part 2: Construction, Spillways & Catchbasins

June 8th, 2016 by

This second video in the urban swales series looks at permaculture design with water as the primary consideration. Here I work on redirecting water passively from roofs and topsoil overflow areas into our property’s gardens: Stay tuned for Part 3 … Continue reading

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Urban Swales Part 1: Weeping Tile & Mulched Pathways

June 1st, 2016 by

Last year, we did a series of videos looking at the swale systems on our property and demonstration site. Part one looks at how we’ve combined the featuress of a Hügelkultur system, a wicking bed, and swales to nourish a productive garden that … Continue reading

Brent Smith

Meet Brent Smith and Nadine Brooks: Paper Street Permaculture

June 1st, 2016 by

Verge Grad Profile: Brent Smith & Nadine Brooks  Founders, Paper Street Permaculture Graduated from Verge in 2014 Brent & Nadine’s Expertise: Ecological analysis, drylands permaculture,  grazing management, GIS analysis, mycology, native plant species Brent & Nadine’s Story: Brent worked as … Continue reading

Shannon Dyck Profile

Meet Verge Grad Shannon Dyck: Radiance Cohousing

May 3rd, 2016 by

Verge Grad Profile: Shannon Dyck Co-founder, Radiance Cohousing Environmental Coordinator, City of Saskatoon Designer, Prairie Habitat Garden Restoration Project, University of Saskatchewan Shannon’s Training: Masters in Environment and Sustainability, Certificate of Landscape Design, Master Gardener and Composter, ECO Canada Environmental … Continue reading

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