Do-It-Yourself Land Design

Become inspired & empowered to design
the sustainable property of your dreams

A five-step process for healthier land, financial freedom, functional resilience and the time to enjoy it all.

The best person to design your land is you.

OUR GOAL IS TO GIVE YOU THE PROCESS, THE TOOLS AND THE GUIDANCE TO DESIGN THE PROPERTY OF YOUR DREAMS.

Many land stewards feel overwhelmed with the complexity of designing and managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient & actually enjoyable.

Through our combined 20 years of consulting, we (Rob and Takota) have developed a five-part process that resolves this paralysis and inspires and empowers landowners and land designers to design and/or manage the property of their dreams with confidence.

Our FIVE-STEP PROCESS is the solution:

  • Step 1: Clarify

    Clarify your vision, values, and resources.

  • Step 2: Diagnose

    Discover your property's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

  • Step 3: Design

    Design your property to achieve your vision.

  • Step 4: Implement

    Build your vision with appropriate tools, community, and support.

  • Step 5: Manage & Monitor

    Manage/Monitor the system you have designed.

Do-It-Yourself Land Design

A 12-week online program to design the property of your dreams, co-hosted by Rob Avis & Takota Coen.

Starts on May 10th

Only 30 Spots!

Registration Closes on May 3rd

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Twelve-week group guided session

INQUIRE

To speak to one of us about a custom solution or program for you & your land…

FREE 1.5 hOUR VIDEO E-COURSE

OUR PROGRAM HAS FIVE OBJECTIVES

After completing the 12-week program you will…

1. Constrain the infinite number of design and management possibilities available to you by clarifying your vision, values, and resources.

2. Diagnose the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of your current property in its ability to meet your vision and values.

3. Design appropriate behaviors and systems to adopt, adapt, or eliminate that will help you to realize your vision while maintaining your values.

4. Have the appropriate tools, resources, community and technical support so that you can implement your vision with confidence and ease.

5. Have a process that will allow you to adaptively manage and monitor your progression towards your vision and not sacrifice your values.

COURSE SCHEDULE

The course runs weekly from 6:00pm – 7:30 pm Mountain Time,  May 10th to August 16th.

WEEK DATE STAGE TOPIC
#1 MAY 10
 
STEP 1. CLARIFY
Intro & Accountability
#2 MAY 17  
 
STEP 1. CLARIFY
Process in Design
#3 MAY 24
 
STEP 1. CLARIFY
Values & Vision
#4 MAY 31  
 
STEP 2. DIAGNOSE
Climate & Geography
#5 JUNE 7
 
STEP 3. DESIGN
Water
#6 JUNE 14
 
STEP 3. DESIGN
Access
#7 JUNE 21
 
STEP 3. DESIGN
Structures
#8 JUNE 28
 
STEP 3. DESIGN
Flora, Fauna, Fences
#9 JULY 5
 
STEP 4. IMPLEMENT
Business
#10 JULY 12
 
STEP 4. IMPLEMENT
Technology
JULY 19, JULY 26, AUG 2 THREE WEEK BREAK
 #11 AUG 9

 STEP 4. IMPLEMENT

 

Soil

#12 AUG 17
 
STEP 5. MANAGE AND MONITOR
Manage and Monitor

YOUR LAND DESIGN GUIDES & PROGRAM HOSTS

We have been working professionally together for the past 3 years and in our respective fields for over 15 years combined.

We combine Rob’s engineering perspective and technical oversight with Takota’s intuitive understanding of the land and organic farming experience to provide a unique point of view that has created incredible value and insight for our clients and our own properties.

This 12-week program is the culmination of our combined life experience.

  • Rob Avis Owner / Lead Instructor / Engineer

    After pursuing international training and certifications in renewable energy and regenerative design I, along with my wife and business partner Michelle, began Verge Permaculture, now a globally-recognized and award-winning design, consulting, and education company. Since then, we’ve helped more than 1000 students and a growing number of clients to design and/or create integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land.

    Our consulting firm, Adaptive Habitat is a property design & project management firm that creates resilient homes, acreages and farms for landowners, preserving tangible and enduring wealth by integrating innovative technology, engineered solutions and ecological design.

  • 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
  • Takota Coen

    Takota is a 4th generation farmer who was born, raised, and continues to help steward Grass Roots Family Farm, an award winning, and thriving 250 acre diversified organic farm in Central Alberta. In addition to farming, Takota works with landowners across Canada who feel overwhelmed with the complexity of designing and managing land in a way that is ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient ​& actually enjoyable. His courses and consulting provide tools and resources to stop the grind and start growing the ​farm, ranch, or homestead of their dreams. He holds two Permaculture Design Certificates from The Permaculture Research Institute, two Holistic Management Certificates from Holistic Management International, and a Red Seal Journeyman Certificate for Carpentry.

  • Takota is one of the few people that I know of who is searching out these answers and connecting the dots to healthy soils, healthy people, and healthy communities.  He has the “gift” of recognizing that all farms have some type of “unfair advantage” that we can harness or use to grow and raise healthy food that respects the land.

    Don Ruzicka
    Don Ruzicka Sunrise Farms

WHAT EXACTLY IS INCLUDED?

Each stage of our 5-step process has the following deliverables to guarantee that you achieve your objectives…

Step 1: Clarify your vision, values, and resources

  • Two 1.5 hour interactive webinars with Q&A over three weeks + recordings (value of $300)
  • Templates and resources to create a vision and value statements (value of $1500)
  • Templates and resources to complete an inventory of all your resources
  • Weekly planner and weekly goal setting template (value of $50)
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner

Step 2: Diagnose your property for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

  • Google Earth Pro DIY Land Diagnosis Template (value of $500)
  • All properties will receive a typical mapping package based on 25 m contour data (more precise data is available at your cost) (value of $500)
  • Two 1.5 hour interactive webinars with Q & A (sessions will be recorded) (value of $300)
  • Video and text resources
  • Exercises to help identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Land Use Bylaw template (value of $100)
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner

Step 3: Design appropriate behaviors and systems to achieve your vision and values

  • Three 1.5 hour webinars with Q&A over three weeks + recordings (value of $300)
  • Google Earth Pro DIY Land Design to produce your own mainframe design of your property
  • Design resources, tools, and templates that will help you design appropriate behaviours and systems needed to adopt, adapt, or eliminate in order to achieve your vision
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner
  • 1 hour private video call with Rob and Takota to review your design

Step 4: Implement your vision with appropriate tools, resources, and support

  • Two 1.5 hour webinars with Q&A over three weeks + recordings (value of $300)
  • Access to our professional networks referral free
  • Access to Rob and Takota’s detailed design and implementation services (est value of $8,000 – $40,000)
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner

Step 5: Manage & Monitor holistically to achieve your vision and values

  • Three 1.5 hour webinars with Q&A over three weeks + recordings (value $300)
  • A 50% discounted rate for Takota or Rob’s 1 on 1 phone/video consultation​ (the discounted rate is $100/hour)
  • Smartphone app resources for real time spatial, photo, and data capture
  • Digital and analogue data management systems
  • Visual Soil Assessment Template (value of $50)
  • Access to our professional networks, referral free
  • Optional business feature and promotion to our networks (value of $100)
  • Access to Rob and Takota’s detailed design and implementation services
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner

ARE YOU STILL NOT SURE IF THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:

  • Are you worried about creating type one errors?
  • Are you concerned about wasting your time and money?
  • Are you caught in a never-ending to-do list?
  • Is the fear of damaging the ecosystem you depend upon stopping you from taking action?
  • Are you overwhelmed with all the options and struggling to make decisions you won’t regret?
  • Did you leave the rat race of the city only to join the rat race of the farm?
  • Do question the integrity of your property in the face of growing global fragility?

Become inspired & empowered to design
the sustainable property of your dreams

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OUR GUARANTEE

If you are not fully satisfied with the program after the first 30 days we will offer you refund.

We are committed to having the right people in this program and delivering exceptional value to those people. As such, before the program begins we will be giving an intake interview with you where we will review your circumstances as well as the program objectives, deliverables, outcomes and accountabilities. If, after the intake interview, we (or you) are not fully convinced that you will substantially benefit from our program, we will refund your entire program fee. Of course, if you’d like to talk to one of us before registering, hit the REQUEST A CALL BACK button above.

Once the program begins we will give you another 30 days to make sure the program is right for you. If you are not satisfied with the program during that time we provide you with a 100% refund.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call us (1-403-770-9789) or hit the button below to request a call back.

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