Courses & Events

Permaculture Design Certificate

With approximately 72 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction, the PDC is the international standard for permaculture certification. Offered either as a 2 week-long intensive, or split up over 3 extra long weekends, you'll discover the secrets to designing and implementing regenerative human habitat, for a fraction of the cost of a conventional environmental degree. We've added an online introduction course, interactive student forum, and countless other unique features to create an information-dense and unparalleled learning experience.

DateTitleLocationSpaces Available
July 13, 2014 - July 26, 2014 Permaculture Design Certificate (July Intensive) SAIT - Heritage Hall 14
August 10, 2014 - August 23, 2014 Permaculture Design Certificate (August Intensive) SAIT - Heritage Hall 24
September 26, 2014 - November 10, 2014 Permaculture Design Certificate (Fall Weekends) SAIT - Heritage Hall 19

Introductory Permaculture Classes

Are you interested in dipping your toes in the permaculture pond but aren't ready to dive in head first? We offer a variety of classes that you don't need to commit a ton of time or money towards for you to ease your way in. Permaculture is a completely solutions-oriented approach to addressing environmental, social and energy-supply problems. Discover your untapped potential for creating immense positive change starting at your back door. We know you are going to love what these classes have to offer!

DateTitleLocationSpaces Available
April 22, 2014 - April 24, 2014 Fundamentals of Permaculture (Evenings) Winston Heights Mountainview Community Hall 15
May 3, 2014 Fundamentals of Permaculture (Saturday) Winston Heights Mountainview Community Hall 22

 

Hands-on Learning

Internships and practicums with Verge provide the opportunity to apply your permaculture knowledge and skills, working alongside and with the guidance of our very own internationally recognized consultants and teachers: Rob & Michelle Avis. Gain invaluable experience and insights that will launch your permaculture career to new heights. Get ready to roll-up your sleeves and learn!

DateTitleLocationSpaces Available
April 18, 2014 - June 15, 2014 Verge Practicum at Groundswell Groundswell Network Society 5