Sponsored by New Society Publishers
Recordings will also be made available to you, for a limited time, if you register.
FREE. LIVE. ONLINE.
April 23, 24 & 25, 2021
Celebrating the long-awaited launch of our new trailblazing book,
nearly twenty world-renowned permaculture experts
are gathering for a one-of-a-kind online event…
Three Days of Expert Case Studies, Strategies and Tactics to Transform Your Permaculture Farm from Dream to Reality!
Building a permaculture property is a never-ending maze of trying to do the right thing, at the right time, in the right place, in the right amount.
Land stewards everywhere struggle with the complexities of transforming a design into a flourishing, resilient regenerative property….
But that’s all going to change!
Whether you’re a starry-eyed new PDC grad seeking your perfect property, or a well-read permie trying to repurpose the land you have, you’ll find answers and inspiration in this gathering of the most respected thought leaders in permaculture.
FREE. LIVE. ONLINE.
MEET YOUR HOSTS
Co-authors Rob and Michelle Avis, founders of Verge Permaculture, and Takota Coen of Coen Farm.
Highlighting their brand-new book, Michelle, Rob and Takota will be offering an inspiring, information-packed keynote on their 5-step process to overcome overwhelm and design and build a thriving permaculture property.
Afterward, they’ll interview a growing lineup of world-renowned permaculture pioneers about their own early beginnings, painful lessons, hard-won victories, and inspiring case studies…revealing the insights, strategies, and tactical tips at the root of their success.
Are you struggling with:
Crafting your mission and vision?
Setting design priorities?
Halting erosion and remediating the soil?
Deciding on livestock?
We know what it’s like to dream of a permaculture property and be paralyzed with conflicting demands, conflicting information, and no idea where to begin making sense of it all. We’ve helped thousands of clients and students overcome that paralysis.
That’s how the Building Your Permaculture Property book – and this summit – came about.
Don’t spend hours, days, years and $$$ in fruitless stress and struggle. Sign up for this free Book Launch & Global Summit and discover how you can build your permaculture property with strategy and purpose….and enjoy the process!
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
OUR SUMMIT SPONSORS
All of the interviews during the Summit will be broadcast and streamed live, online. Attendance is free.
By signing up and providing your email, we will also send you limited time access to the recordings from the event. Unlimited access to all recordings from the Summit will only be made available as part of our Building Your Permaculture Property Bundle.
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Day 1: Friday, April 23rd
Building your Permaculture Property Global Summit Kick-Off
Join your hosts, Rob, Michelle, and Takota, as they introduce the summit, talk about their newest book, and build some excitement for the weekend to come!
Stefan Sobkowiak’s Permaculture ‘Lab’: Miracle Farms
Biologist, landscape architect, educator, Film Maker, farm manager, husband, father of 3. Sobkowiak wears many hats and is a highly influential Permaculturalist in his region as a past lecturer with McGill University and the current director of Miracle Farms: the renowned Permaculture Orchard in Quebec.
Carmen Lamoureux’s Urban Farm Permaculture Project
Owner and founder of Calgary’s Urban Farm School, Carmen is a Master Gardener and renowned Permaculture Educator with nearly 5 decades of experience in her field. We are also lucky to have Carmen on the Verge team as Lead Instructor for our ongoing Permaculture Design Certification programs.
The Fit Farmer: A Better Homestead and Better Life
Mike Dickson and his wife sold almost everything they owned to start a new life in a 700 sq ft Yurt in the country. They, and their 3 children, run a market garden and share their journey on their YouTube channel. Mike and Lacie both have backgrounds in health and fitness and work to empower their audience with that knowledge.
Whole Systems Design: Cold Climate Land Regeneration & Resilience with Ben Falk
Ben is a renowned educator and designer/consultant, having worked on hundreds of projects across the US and abroad. He is author of the award-winning book, the Resilient Farm and Homestead, and developer of Whole Systems Design, LLC; a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction.
Starhawk: Permaculture, Earth Based Spirituality, and Regenerative Culture
Starhawk directs Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirit, with a focus on organizing and social permaculture. A PINA diplomate, she is the author or coauthor of 13 books, including her permaculture novel The Fifth Sacred Thing and her ‘social permaculture’ work, The Empowerment Manual. With Donna Cooper Read, she also wrote and co-directed Permaculture: The Growing Edge.
Live Concert with the Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Charlie Mgee is the front-muppet for the world-renowned permaculture funk/swing band, Formidable Vegetable – a new kind of band based entirely around principles of sustainable living with the hope of inspiring people everywhere to grow regenerative gardens/lives/communities and generally make the world a better place.
Day 2: Saturday, April 24th
A Farm Disguised as an Ecosystem with Takota Coen
Takota is a second generation organic farmer, journeyman carpenter, author, and avid permaculture educator via Podcast, YouTube, and Verge Permaculture. He is also the co-owner of Coen Farm, an award winning 250 acre farm that has been practicing regenerative agriculture for over 30 years.
Carbon-Free Infrastructure & Construction with Chris Magwood
Chris constructed the first permitted straw bale house in Ontario in 1996. He has authored seven books on sustainable building, including the well loved Essential Sustainable Home Design, and he contributed a chapter to The New Carbon Architecture. Chris is also founder of The Endeavour Centre, where he teaches Sustainable Building & Design.
Peter Bane’s Cold Desert Oasis: Blue Sky Farm
Holding 7 diplomas from 3 international institutes, Peter Bane currently serves as the Executive Director of the Permaculture Institute of North America. In addition to being a teacher, designer, and ecovillage co-founder, he is also author of The Permaculture Handbook and ex-publisher for the Permaculture Activist magazine – a position he held for 25 years.
New Forest Farm: Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard
Mark Shepard is the CEO of Restoration Agriculture Development Inc and Forest Agriculture Enterprises, and he runs New Forest Farms, a 110 acre perennial agricultural savanna. He is the author of the award winning book: “Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers” and the renowned “Water for ANY Farm.”
Permaculture Solutions for Climate Change and Activism Abroad with Rosemary Morrow
Rosemary is an Australian Permaculture teacher and writer. She works almost full time with what she calls the ‘Crowded Margins‘ – in countries and places where permaculture isn’t typically available. As a Quaker, she has made a commitment to creating peace through permaculture by working in countries recovering from war and civil war.
Designing & Developing Zaytuna Farm with Geoff Lawton
Geoff Lawton is a world-renowned, and award-winning, permaculture designer, teacher and consultant. Geoff specializes in permaculture education, design, implementation, system establishment, administration and community development. Geoff’s main aim is to drive the establishment of self-replicating educational demonstration sites across the globe.
The Oneka Elements Permaculture Farm with Philippe Choiniere
Philippe is a former professional hockey player turned into a passionate entrepreneur; building the eco-conscious personal care brand, Oneka Elements, with his wife and business partner Stacey. The products are made from plants grown on a family farm that is certified organic since 2014 and is managed with permaculture and regenerative farming practices where biodiversity is the master.
Day 3: Sunday, April 25th
Taking Permaculture From Backyard to Broad Acre with Rob & Michelle Avis
Rob and Michelle left the oil and gas industry in 2008 to launch Verge Permaculture and Adaptive Habitat. Leveraging 20 years of combined experience in engineering, project management, ecological design, and sustainable technologies, Rob and Michelle recently left their urban home in Calgary and are currently developing their dream homestead in Central Alberta.
Making Ridgedale Farm Work with Richard Perkins
Richard is a globally recognized leader in the field of regenerative agriculture, and is the co-owner of Europe’s foremost example: Ridgedale Farm in Sweden. He is the author of the highly acclaimed manual, Regenerative Agriculture, and is renowned for his down-to-earth pragmatic and profitable approach to small-scale farm design.
ABC Acres: From Homestead to Farmstead with Tim Southwell
Husband, Father, & Permaculture Farmer in Southwest Montana. Tim Southwell is owner and manager of ABC acres along with his wife, Sarah. Tim is also the Founder and Chairman of Yonder: A website that connects ranchers, farmers, and vintners with guests and travelers seeking more nature-rich vacation experiences. Think AirBnB but for Nature Lovers!
Sunshine Claymore: Standing Rock Land Regeneration Case Study
Sunshine is a mother from Standing Rock, a graduate from Sitting Bull College with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, and a board member with Mni Wiconi Clinic and Farm. As an Earth Activist with a drive to better understand natural systems, she is actively pursuing Regenerative Land Management at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
Touring Morag Gamble’s Award Winning Home and Garden
Morag Gamble is an award-winning and globally-recognized permaculture designer, permaculture and ecovillage ambassador, and educator through the Permaculture Education Institute. She leads Ethos Foundation, a permaculture education charity for refugees, and is a Mentor with Global Permayouth.
The Al Baydha Project: From Desertification to Regeneration with Neal Spackman
Neal Spackman is the CEO of Regenerative Resources Corporation, a company that creates circular, regenerative economies by transforming degraded lands into productive ecosystems. He was cofounder and Director of the Al Baydha Project from 2010-2018 in Saudi Arabia.
Building your Permaculture Property Global Summit Close-Out
Join your hosts Rob, Michelle, and Takota as we conclude the Summit and reflect on all the amazing things we learned over the course of the weekend!