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
February 28, 2015 - June 14, 2015 Permaculture Design Certificate - Spring Weekends (Calgary) Venue TBD 30
September 6, 2015 - September 19, 2015 Permaculture Design Certificate - Fall Intensive (Invermere) Groundswell Network Society 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 3, 2014 - June 3, 2016 Permaculture Primer (Online) ONLINE
September 19, 2014 - September 19, 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
September 19, 2014 - September 19, 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 3, 2014 - June 3, 2016 Permaculture Primer (Online) ONLINE

Open Yards & Private Tours

Nestled in southeast Calgary is one of the city’s original thriving permaculture projects - our home! Every so often in the spring and summer, we offer exclusive chances to visit and learn all about it! This year we're offering the regular Open Yard event, as well as the opportunity to book a private tour. See below for current offerings.

 

DateTitleLocation
May 1, 2014 - October 10, 2014 Book A Private Yard Tour Verge Headquarters