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
September 6, 2016 - September 19, 2016 Permaculture Design Certificate - Invermere Intensive (2016) Groundswell Network Society, Invermere, B.C. 30
February 25, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Permaculture Design Certificate - Calgary Weekends (2017) Venue TBD 30

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 by doing!

DateTitleLocationSpaces Available
May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Consultancy Practicum (Invermere) Groundswell Network Society, Invermere, B.C. 4

Career & Business

We draw from our real-world business experience to create courses and workshops for ambitious, focused professionals and entrepreneurs. Learn from our successes and mistakes on how to develop your own green business and livelihood - one that supports your needs and dreams!

DateTitleLocationSpaces Available
September 6, 2016 - September 19, 2016 Permaculture Design Certificate - Invermere Intensive (2016) Groundswell Network Society, Invermere, B.C. 30
February 25, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Permaculture Design Certificate - Calgary Weekends (2017) Venue TBD 30

E-Courses

Harness the opportunity to learn directly from the experts - from anywhere in the world! - with our new and affordable E-Courses. With user-friendly technology and exciting content from our very own Rob Avis to world-famous instructors such as Joel Salatin - our E-courses are sure to keep your knowledge base expanding!

DateTitleLocation
June 10, 2015 - June 10, 2016 Permaculture Primer (Online) ONLINE
June 10, 2016 Design Your Own Passive Solar Greenhouse (Online) ONLINE

Greenhouse

Expand the limits of your growing season and grow your crop options with a greenhouse - powered by the heat of the sun!

DateTitleLocation
June 10, 2016 Design Your Own Passive Solar Greenhouse (Online) ONLINE

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!

DateTitleLocation
June 10, 2015 - June 10, 2016 Permaculture Primer (Online) ONLINE