What Permaculture Isn't

3 Things Permaculture Isn’t

December 15th, 2014 by

After posting a bit about what permaculture is, I want to dispel some common misconceptions and tell you what it’s not: 1. Permaculture’s Not Just Gardening   One thing I hear often is that permaculture is just gardening in non-straight … Continue reading


Verge is Going on Sabbatical in 2015/2016 – and other announcements

December 9th, 2014 by

Hi everyone, We want to wish you a lovely holiday season filled with good food, friends and family. And… We’ve got three big announcements to make! (And a few little scheduling changes too.) Changes to the 2015 Course Schedule For those … Continue reading

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Meet Verge Grad, Mike Dorion – Living Soil Solutions

December 1st, 2014 by

Verge Grad Profile: Mike Dorion Graduated from the Verge PDC in 2011 (Nelson, BC) Mike’s Expertise: Compost Teas/Extracts, Soil Building/Soil Biology, Composting/Vermicomposting Mike’s Story: Mike grew up in Red Deer with two younger brothers, playing soccer at Red Deer College before transferring … Continue reading

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7 Things You Should Know About Permaculture

November 25th, 2014 by

What is permaculture? For those of you who’ve only heard of the term in passing, and ever for you seasoned “permies” who struggle to explain this exciting (and sometimes life-changing) idea to others, here’s the gist in 7 points: 1. … Continue reading

Passive Solar Greenhouse Managing

5 Tips for Greenhouse Management

November 12th, 2014 by

Last week, I gave you my top 7 tips for designing a passive solar greenhouse. But once you’ve got the greenhouse in place, how do you manage it to get the most out of it? After 5 years of operating … Continue reading

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