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Top 8 Basic Home Design Flaws

September 2nd, 2014 by

Over the past 10 years I’ve seen a lot of mistakes in home design in both urban and rural properties. Over the next few blog posts, I want to look at some of those blunders and point to possible solutions. … Continue reading

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Rocket Mass Heater: A Better Wood Burning Stove

August 21st, 2014 by

What is a Rocket Mass Heater, you ask? A while back, the team from Green Energy Futures (which includes our past PDC grad Duncan Kinney) came down to Calgary to film a workshop we co-hosted and create an informative video … Continue reading


Establishing a Food Forest – Free Livestream with Geoff Lawton!

August 12th, 2014 by

When Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunities Arrive, We Believe in Sharing Them… …And thanks to a surprise visitor, we’ve got the perfect opportunity to share! Presenting Geoff Lawton’s Establishing a Food Forest Workshop – a FREE livestream event! We’d never have dreamed that … Continue reading


Growing Good Business Video Series – Part 3: Opportunities & Ideas

July 31st, 2014 by

Growing Good Business Video Series Part 3: So Many Opportunities, Where Do You Start? In 2007 we first watched – and were completely awestruck by – Geoff Lawton’s “Greening the Desert” videos. Once the information sunk in, and the inspiration … Continue reading

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Verge Headquarters Blitz – Volunteers Needed Aug 7

July 30th, 2014 by

Hey Folks, There’s not much better motivation to finish up some projects around our site than have Geoff Lawton call and tell us that he is going to stop in to do some filming. So needless to say, we’ve decided … Continue reading

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