Create Your Sustainable Future & Meaningful Life

Discover Training, Tools and Support While Gaining Knowledge…
To Create Positive Change For You and Your Community

Together, We Can Help Heal the Earth!

Whether you’re new to permaculture or have been practicing for years, we have courses and solutions for everyone regardless of where you are on your path to a better life.

What Does Verge Offer?

  • Over 12 years of teaching experience
  • More than 2000 graduates from our permaculture courses
  • Close to 100% completion rate of our online courses
  • Hundreds of courses, events and free resources
  • Dozens of green businesses we’ve inspired and consulted with
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Courses & Events We've Hosted
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Green Business Visions We've Inspired


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Free summits and webinars, plus tons of videos, articles, newsletters, and enlightening blog posts.

Tools and Training to Live Well, Make a Difference, and Heal the Land 

We don’t need to tell you about the impacts of a changing climate. Drought, extreme weather, reduced access to energy, food and water, and more are challenging more people each day. The only question is –

What can you do about it? How can you create a sustainable, resilient, meaningful life in such uncertain times?

We’re guessing that – since you’ve landed here – you’re looking for practical, real-world solutions. Holistic solutions that help you create a life of health and abundance while restoring the land and water around you. Integrated solutions that you can act upon, within a strategic plan that makes sense. Solutions like…

picking peppers

Growing nutrient-dense food in your own gardens and/or greenhouse

rain barrel in a permaculture garden

Harvesting a safe and secure supply of pure water

solar panel on farm with bright blue sky in the background

Generating your own renewable energy at home

chicken coop in a permaculture yard

Raising livestock for year-round homegrown sustenance

preserved food and canning goods in a larder

Putting up and storing food in your own root cellar

hands holding a plant in soil

Helping others as a permaculture design consultant

Tools and Training to Live Well, Make a Difference, and Heal the Land 

We’re guessing that – since you’ve landed here – you’re looking for practical, real-world solutions like…

  • Growing nutrient-dense food in your own gardens and/or greenhouse
  • Harvesting a ready supply of pure water for drinking, cooking, or anything else
  • Generating your own renewable energy at home
  • Raising livestock for year-round eggs, milk, and more
  • Putting up and storing food in your own root cellar
  • Helping others in your own permaculture design consulting business

Verge Permaculture provides these solutions based on proven science and more than a decade of experience: since 2010, we’ve built two successful homesteads, consulted with hundreds of clients, and trained thousands of students.

 Whether you’re taking the first steps of your journey or looking for ongoing training in building your resilient homestead, we can guide and support you with our introductory Permaculture Design Course and Permaculture Academy, featuring Masterclasses, free webinars, design clinics, and more.

Kudos From Our Colleagues

  • Over the past five years I have watched Rob and Michelle build Verge Permaculture from the ground up and I am proud to say that Verge Permaculture is now one of North America's premier permaculture design and education companies.

    Geoff Lawton
    Geoff Lawton Director of The Permaculture Institute
  • Every so often someone comes along who seems to change the game. In this case, Alberta’s good fortune is doubly so, as it is a dynamic husband and wife who have changed people’s lives in service of environmental stewardship. As engineers-turned-sustainability designers, Rob and Michelle Avis have brought back Permaculture from a global learning expedition and innovated—adapted tools to Alberta conditions—sustaining not only their own small business but so much more…

    Adam Gagnon, Calgary, AB
    Adam Gagnon, Calgary, AB
  • Rob and Michelle’s continuous passion for seeking out innovative approaches and finding ways to disseminate valuable information in the community with a keen eye for business sense has been a game-changer in Calgary, and across Alberta.

    Alla Guelber
    Alla Guelber The Meaningful Work Project
  • Rob is a dynamic, informative speaker who clearly knows his subject matter. As an engineer and an ecologist, Rob offers a unique and refreshing perspective.

    Rob Harlan
    Rob Harlan Solar Energy Society of Alberta
  • Rob & Michelle - I'm proud of your work and your vision. What a delight to see young people like you embrace and then lend your savvy talents to this movement.

    Joel Salatin Owner/Operator of Polyface Farms
  • Rob and Michelle truly inspired me in so many ways. It's their passion for social change, that keeps me inspired to keep on given er'.

    Curtis Stone Author of The Urban Farmer
  • If you want to schedule an event with them, or just attend one, I recommend them very, very highly.

    Toby Hemenway Author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
  • Michelle, Rob and the rest of the Verge crew dedicate an enormous amount of care and energy to make life-changing educational opportunities available to their community.

    Craig Sponholtz Dryland Solutions Inc.
  • I've never seen a permaculture endeavour marry business and permaculture together so well and I've rarely met finer people in my life.

    Tad Hargrave
    Tad Hargrave Marketing For Hippies

Looking to Create a Sustainable World? Start Here…

We provide solid, proven, real-world theory combined with hands-on, dirt-under-the-fingernails training! Training that you can put to use right away in your own home or garden to feed your family or to create a sustainable income.

Training that puts the power for change in your hands…

Browse our site, check out our Permaculture Design Certification CoursePermaculture Academy, online Community, our Passive Solar Greenhouse Guide and free resources. Meet our team, sign up for our newsletter …and discover just how you can begin to transform your life, your land, and your world!

 Rob & Michelle Avis, and the whole team at Verge


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