Our Permaculture Homestead – Video Tour

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Join us for a beautiful and info-packed video tour of our permaculture homestead!

This is a 3-part series where we explain and explore our:

– thriving food forest complete with fruit trees, bushes and tons of edible and medicinal perennials
– passive solar greenhouse with rocket mass heater
– water harvesting systems including underground rain tank and swales
– energy-efficient house retrofits
– composting and soil-building systems
– solar-powered water heater
– and mega-productive veggie gardens (with wicking beds, swales and more)!


 Part 1: The Food Forest & Drip Irrigation System



Part 2: The Garden and Underground Raintank



Part 3: Soil, Solar Hot Water & Greenhouse



Learn more about creating your own dream homestead in our upcoming courses:

Permaculture Design Certificate – Calgary Weekends – Starts February 28th, 2015 – only 4 spots left!

Permaculture Design Certificate – Invermere Intensive – Starts May 15th, 2015 – only 3 spots left!

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  • Tanner E

    Bravo! Genius to have this all so well documented and easily accessible to share. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Hope all is well.

  • Tanya Davis

    Do you have any courses on a long weekend that would run Sunday/Monday? Saturdays are a holy day for us and thus are unable to attend, but this is something we are extremely interested in and would love to become certified! Would you be able to do any courses in Spruce Grove/Stony Plain, AB?

    • rob avis
      Rob Avis

      I am sorry Tanya. The dates are listed in the courses we have for sale on the website right now.

  • Alex S.

    Thanks for the awesome videos and inspiration.

    I would love to know more about how you retrofitted your house. In particular how you added more insulation to the outside walls.
    Was there a company you used? And did you ultimately find a big difference?

    Thanks in advance,

    • rob avis
      Rob Avis


      That is hard to explain in the comment section of the blog. Every home will be different. Building science is a complex subject and needs to be tailored for each building. In short we have noticed a huge difference in efficiency, comfort and noise levels.

      Thanks for the comment.


  • Betsy Mustard

    great – I can pass these on easily! Yahoo!

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