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Verge Permaculture is about Permaculture Design. We don't just talk about Permaculture, we actually live it! In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled their engineering careers to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. They are now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/
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  • Random conversations
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Permaculture and Water
  • Creating Gaia's Garden with Toby Hemenway
  • Growing Good Business Interview Series
  • Climate Crisis
  • Weeds and what they tell you
  • Wood Stoves
  • Technology for Permaculture
  • Regenerative Farming
  • Better Gardening With Permaculture
  • Our Food Supply & Food Security
  • Fungi and Permaculture
  • Sustainable Biomass Combustion and Heating
  • Peak Everything
  • Permacuture In Practice: Real World Examples
  • Solar Technology
  • Microgreens
  • Permaculture community
  • Audio Only Episodes
  • Adaptive Habitat Land Design
  • Microclimates
  • Sustainable Home Design Workshop with Chris Magwood
  • YouTube Live sessions
  • Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Tool
  • Ideas on The Verge: A Collaboration bw New Society Publishers and Verge
  • Why Permaculture Based Businesses Fail
  • Why Eat Organic?
  • Everything Gardens
  • Information on diet
  • The Tail End
  • PDC Pattern Videos
  • Permaculture Pattern
  • How Permaculture Changed My Life
  • DIY Land Design Webinar Replay
  • 8 Forms of Capital
  • Adaptive Habitat Land Design Case Studies
  • Permaculture and Diet
  • Videos From Our Students
  • Swales - Urban and Rural
  • Concepts & Themes in Permaculture
  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Resilient Homes Acreages and Farms
  • Snow Water Harvesting
  • What You Can You Do About Climate Change? 10 Part Series
  • How To Build an IBC Wicking Bed - DIY
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Passive Solar Greenhouse Design
  • On My Mind Weekly Video Series
  • The Groundswell Campus For Applied Sustainable Living

The Grocery Story Conspiracy: Why Most Grocers Don't Care About Your Health

Huge grocery chains have significant control over how our food is produced and distributed. They don’t always do what its best for the consumer, but we can counter their influence and ensure safe and healthy food for all. In the years after turn of the 20th century, small local food merchants were replaced by huge grocery chains that took over the food distribution system. In short order, the chain stores controlled or influenced what food was available, where it came from, and what price we paid to feed ourselves.. Needless to say, our health and local economies were not priorities for the big chain stores. In this video rob chats with Jon Steiman, author of “Grocery Story” to learn what we can do about this and how we can work toward a sustainable and just food system. About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it. food security food insecurity geoff lawton environmental science

Permaculture design in action: Calgary's First EcoSolar Tour

This Sunday June 9th, Calgary is hosting its first Ecosolar Tour. The 11 sites on the tour include demonstrations of passive houses, solar thermal, solar PV, heat recovery systems, interesting thermal envelopes in both retrofits as well as new construction, innovating daylighting, rainwater harvesting and food production. We look forward to hosting you at our site, we will have a cob oven and solar cooker going as well as a new batch of baby rabbits to come and see. For more information on the tour go to: http://ecosolar.ca/ #permaculture design, #eco solar About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it.

Homestead Food Security With American Guinea Hogs

The Guinea hog is a small breed of swine unique to the US. Popular on small farms and modern homesteads all across the US, Guinea hogs are known for their unique flavour, exceptionally tender meat, and fine hams. Their small size and gentle temperament make the guinea hog suitable for smaller properties or homesteads with pasture or wooded areas where they can forage. Take a big step toward homestead food security with American guinea hogs! TOPICS: 1:00 Why Guinea Hogs? 2:01 Pig tries to eat camera 2:57 History of the Guinea Hog 4:18 Adaptability to climate 4:57 Marbling 5:15 Litter size 5:22 Feed 5:36 Experience with other hog breeds 6:00 Who is the perfect fit to raise Guinea Hogs #pigs #guineahogs #motherearthnewsfair For more information on Morther Earth News Fairs: https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com... For more information on the American Guinea Hog Association: https://guineahogs.org/ For more information about Clear Morning Provisions: k/ For more information about the Guinea Hog, go to the Livestock Conservancy at: https://livestockconservancy.org/in... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/

Rainwater Harvesting: Is Rainwater Safe?

Rainwater harvesting has been used for millennia, by ancient cultures, and today by people living in some of the driest places on earth. Australia and countries in the Middle East encourage rainwater harvesting but in North America, RWH is discouraged or prevented. In today's video, Rob provides detailed information and some valuable tools you can use to safely capture and use rainwater where you live! This video is from a presentation Rob made in Black Diamond AB, a community just south of Calgary. After the presentation is a Q and A session that is well worth watching too! #food security #food insecurity #sustainability #geoff lawton Topic links in this video: 25:02 anatomy of a rain system 26:25 Collection 32:16 Pre-filtration 33:07 Conveyance piping 34:21 Storage 34:40 Microbial infallibility 39:17 Minimize disturbance 41:35 Other processes improving quality 43:27 Tyndallization 46:44 Take Aways 50:12 Question and answer session Follow this link: https://essentialrwh.com • Free tools • Download free samples of Rob & Michelle's book • Purchase "Essential Rainwater Harvesting" Book • and more! Greening the desert” Geoff Lawton https://youtu.be/xgF9BU4uYMU Columbia glacier gone by 2030 retreating video https://youtu.be/jwSjKjwkAOY https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/... Information about the 2013 floods in southern Alberta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBL... CBC documentary About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it.

Adaptive Habitat Case Study of Coen Farm + Q&A From Participants (Available for 48hrs)

This webinar was recorded live, with 100 participants on Monday, May 27th. It will be available for viewing here until Thursday, May 30th. ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP? OUR 10 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM STARTS JUNE 3RD. We guarantee your success with a 100% money-back guarantee. Are you ready to stop cobbling your vision together with a little info from this source and a little from that, and instead commit to working a proven process, with personal guidance and guaranteed results? Our Guided & Guaranteed Program starts on Monday, June 3 and runs until September. Registration is open until Friday, May 31st, at midnight. Go to bed tonight knowing you took the first serious step towards obtaining the sustainable property of your dreams. REGISTER HERE: https://iu359.infusionsoft.app/app/... … IF YOU ARE ON THE FENCE, CONSIDER THIS: - We have skin the game. We’re serious about investing our time and expertise to help you establish a lasting, resilient legacy on your land…and our guarantee is quite simple: if you don’t get results, you get your money back. - This program offers big savings. The price point for the Guided & Guaranteed program is 10% of the cost of our equivalent one-on-one consulting packages. - You’ll get accountability + support over the next 7 months. In addition to an organic farmer and an engineer joining your support team, you’ll (i) be connected to an accountability partner, (2) gain a valuable network of like-minded landowners and (3) get ongoing monthly support from Rob & Takota until the end of 2019! - See & experience real life design & implementation in our bonus Field Day. Join us for a private bonus Field Day on Coen Farm, in Alberta, Canada in August. Come meet us in person and see Adaptive Habitat land design come to life. - Our post-webinar promotion will waive $270 off the payment plan option - note that this offer expires Tuesday, May 28th at midnight. “The course helped me to see our land, our team and our goals more holistically. I have a much deeper understanding of what it will take to be good stewards of our property and our vision. Learning what to focus on next has propelled us forward much faster than I thought possible.” Anaya Lea “Although we knew that we had acquired a good property, this course helped to see the incredible value embodied here. Paradoxically, through a focus on the weakest link, the course helped us to activate that value by focusing on one small part of the overall platform. Through this restrained and disciplined approach to design, the overwhelming became manageable. Rob and Takota take a unique approach to design which is proving very effective.” Audrey Smith “I struggled with information overload as I trawled through Pinterest, YouTube, permies forum looking for ideas. Verge’s approach is very structured and disciplined and the program really helped me overcome that overwhelm.” Jocelyn Yu “I found Rob and Takota extremely helpful, encouraging, and interested in how each student was doing. I particularly enjoyed discussing our weekly assignments with my accountability partners. Overall, I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in property design.” Nick Marianos REGISTER HERE: https://iu359.infusionsoft.app/app/... Looking for our FREE Self-Study Program? Register here: https://www.contourmapgenerator.com

Ideas on the Verge - Essential Building Science with Jacob Deva Racusin

Jacob Deva Racusin is a sustainable and natural building designer, builder and educator. He is co-author of The Natural Building Companion, contributor to The Art of Natural Building and Systems Director and Co-Owner of New Frameworks Natural Design/Build, focusing on mechanical, water, energy, and enclosure system design and quality control. He is also a Building Performance Institute-certified Envelope Professional and Building Analyst. Jacob is the program director of the Building Science and Net Zero Design Certificate Program at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and has taught natural building and building science at various universities and building schools. He and his family live in a 2000 sq ft high-performance, natural home in the mountains of northern Vermont, where they run a small-scale Permaculture-inspired homestead. Get the book: http://bit.ly/EssentialBuildingScie...

Food security+work less+live with abundance = Permaculture - Gaia's Garden 5: A Yard That Provides

In these turbulent sometimes scary times, Toby discusses how we can overcome fear to live with security and abundance with our yard providing much of the food security we need. Most people work to live sometimes doing boring and monotonous tasks, or high pace and high stress jobs. Toby challenges that perspective by showing us how it is possible to reduce the need to earn through permaculture, bringing freedom, abundance, and security!! Specific topics covered include: 4:20 Where did money come from 13:31 Creating a regenerative economy 16:52 Local currencies 20:18 A job or a Living? 24:04 The complex workplace 26:45 Designing a secure livelihood 32:39 Designing a secure livelihood:Multiple strategies 33:33 Reduce consumption 39:12 Find non-monetary ways of support 43:48 Develop valuable skills 47:20 Have multiple sources of livelihood 53:03 Start small, grow by chunking 57:12 Generate a surplus 58:32 The Eight Forms of Capital 1:05:02 Eight forms of currency 1:08:48 “Right Livelihood” 1:13:49 Income and resources from your yard 1:18:09 Value-added products 1:20:59 Don’t want to be a market gardener? 1:23:18 Provide other basic needs on the permaculture flower 1:24:55 If you love doing or creating something…. 1:27:24 Homework: Your design project Toby gives you an opportunity to apply permaculture design to your own property with “homework” activities, to get you thinking about what you could do with your yard, garden, acreage, or farm. This is the FIFTH and final lesson in a 5 part video series and is the last class that Toby Hemenway taught before he passed. Toby taught all over the world and left two incredible books behind which clearly delineate the concept of permaculture. See below for links to the books: Toby's Books: Support the channel and production of this video. Buy the book with an affiliate link here: http://shrsl.com/1gfp2 Buy the book without the affiliate link here. https://www.chelseagreen.com/produc... Get your contour map and our digital design process and tool for free: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ Toby Hemenway's website: http://tobyhemenway.com/ Links to other videos in this series: * Lesson 1 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Cmj7ly4d7s4 * Lesson 1 Permaculture Introduction: https://youtu.be/F42bE7x3jec * Lesson 2 Prelude: https://youtu.be/v4m7RZpqwZ0 * Lesson 2 Soil: https://youtu.be/tnOxF75F2b8 * Lesson 3 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Igo98ehZIIU * Lesson 3 - Plants: https://youtu.be/xdpNREUS9_g * Lesson 4 Prelude: https://youtu.be/MrN5CKaILBg * Lesson 4: https://youtu.be/xkWjXeaY4Sg * Lesson 5 Prelude: https://youtu.be/ZslM7uPluyk * Lesson 5: You are here! About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it.

Live well with food security while enhancing the ecosystem: Preamble to Toby's Lesson 5

In a world that can be troubling and scary for a wide range of reasons including food insecurity. We can design around the problems to live in abundance and well being while enhancing the ecosystem. A key to building resilience, food security and enhancing the ecosystem is understanding and developing the 8 forms of capital, which Rob and Takota discuss in this video. This video is a prelude to the final lesson in Toby's 5 part “Creating Gaia’s Garden” introduction to permaculture course. Toby was one of the best permaculture teachers on the planet as he clearly communicated complex ideas in ways that anyone could understand. He made permaculture fun, exciting and backed up the ideas of permaculture with science.   8 forms of capital book: http://www.appleseedpermaculture.co... Links to other videos in this series: (to come as more videos added) * Lesson 1 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Cmj7ly4d7s4 * Lesson 1 Permaculture Introduction: https://youtu.be/F42bE7x3jec * Lesson 2 Prelude: https://youtu.be/v4m7RZpqwZ0 * Lesson 2 Soil: https://youtu.be/tnOxF75F2b8 * Lesson 3 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Igo98ehZIIU * Lesson 3 - Plants: https://youtu.be/xdpNREUS9_g * Lesson 4 Prelude: https://youtu.be/MrN5CKaILBg * Lesson 4: https://youtu.be/xkWjXeaY4Sg * Lesson 5 Prelude: You are here! * Lesson 5: https://youtu.be/ZslM7uPluyk FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Share your interest in permaculture and sustainability with T-shirts and other products from the Verge Merch Store! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2mRYEd4 $10 - http://bit.ly/2Deg0Xx $20 - http://bit.ly/2rjHqtM Follow Rob Avis https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... https://twitter.com/vergepc?lang=en Watch More Rob Avis: Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming: http://bit.ly/2DEOGCR Urban Homesteading Video Series: http://bit.ly/2DilqF3 Verge Grad Interview Series: http://bit.ly/2FM9AAE About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it.
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