Sponsored by New Society Publishers
Register to get the summit recordings for free until April 30th.



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.




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.

You’ll be hearing from…

  • Geoff Lawton
    Geoff Lawton
  • Carmen Lamoureux
    Carmen Lamoureux
  • Peter Bane
    Peter Bane
  • Starhawk
  • Ben Falk
    Ben Falk
  • Chris Magwood
    Chris Magwood
  • Richard Perkins
    Richard Perkins
  • Tim Southwell
    Tim Southwell
  • Morag Gamble
    Morag Gamble
  • Mark Shepard
    Mark Shepard
  • Stefan Sobkowiak
    Stefan Sobkowiak
  • Rosemary Morrow
    Rosemary Morrow
  • Mike Dickson
    Mike Dickson
  • Formidable Vegetable Sound System
    Formidable Vegetable Sound System
  • Rob Avis
    Rob Avis
  • Takota Coen
    Takota Coen
  • Sunshine Claymore
    Sunshine Claymore
  • Neal Spackman
    Neal Spackman
  • Philippe Choiniere
    Philippe Choiniere

Join us LIVE and connect with the speakers and permies around the world …enjoy live music… snap up exclusive promotions…

And thanks to a sponsorship by New Society Publishers, there will be tons of book giveaways available to attendees!


Are you struggling with:

Crafting your mission and vision?

Setting design priorities?

Placing structures?

Managing stormwater?

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.

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full schedule

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!

9:00 – 10:00 am MT

Speaker Location: Central Alberta, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x Building your Permaculture Property


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. 

10:15 – 11:45 am MT

Speaker Location: Quebec, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Food Forest Handbook


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. 

12:00 am – 1:30 pm MT

Speaker Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Market Gardener


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.

1:45 – 3:15 pm MT

Speaker Location: Concord, North Carolina, USA

Free Giveaways: 2 x Homegrown and Handmade – 2nd Edition


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.

3:30 – 5:00 pm MT

Speaker Location: Mad River Valley, Vermont, USA

Free Giveaways: 2 x Renewal: How Nature Awakens our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy


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.

5:15 – 6:45 pm MT

Speaker Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups


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.

7:00 – 8:30 pm MT

Speaker Location: Eastern Australia

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Big Book of Nature Activities

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 PodcastYouTube, 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.

9:00 – 10:30 am MT

Speaker Location: Ferintosh, Alberta, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x Building your Permaculture Property


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.

10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT

Speaker Location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x Making Better Buildings


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.

12:30 – 2:00 pm MT

Speaker Location: Lower Michigan, USA

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town & Country


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.”

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm MT

Speaker Location: Wisconsin, USA

Free Giveaways: 1 x Water For Any Farm , 1 x Restoration Agriculture


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.

4:00 – 5:30 pm MT

Speaker Location: Blue Mountains, Australia

Free Giveaways: 2 x The School Garden Curriculum


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.

5:45 – 7:15 pm MT

Speaker Location: Northern NSW, Australia

Free Giveaways: 2 x  The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook


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.

7:30 – 9:00 pm MT

Speaker Location: Quebec, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

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.

9:00 – 10:30 am MT

Speaker Location: Central Alberta, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x Building your Permaculture Property


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.

10:45 am – 12:15 pm MT

Speaker Location: Värmland, Sweden

Free Giveaways: 2 x Bioshelter Market Garden , 3 x Regenerative Agriculture


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!

12:30 – 2:00 pm MT

Speaker Location: Southwest Montana, USA

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition


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.

2:15 – 3:45 pm MT

Speaker Location: Standing Rock, North Dakota, USA

Free Giveaways: 2 x Changing Tides: An Ecologist’s Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene


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.

4:00 – 5:30 pm MT

Speaker Location: Crystal Waters Ecovillage, Australia

Free Giveaways: 2 x Human Permaculture: Life Design for Resilient Living


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.

5:45 – 7:15 pm MT

Speaker Location: USA

Free Giveaways: 2 x The Permaculture Transition Manual


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!

7:30 – 9:00 pm MT

Speaker Location: Central Alberta, Canada

Free Giveaways: 2 x Building your Permaculture Property


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