Get Our Scoop on Creating Self-Sufficiency and Real Abundance –
Free of Charge for the First Time Ever!
You’re no clueless consumer. You’re tuned into the times, catching the viral drive to self-sufficiency, the awareness that tough times may lie ahead. You’ve been working on your food security, your energy independence, your footprint on the planet, for a while now: integrating renewable heat and power, conserving water, designing your garden or acreage, getting started on raising chickens or bees… or maybe just dreaming about all of the above!
But then you run smack into the questions you can’t answer:
What do you do when….?
We get it – we’ve been there! And we’ve got your back, with two special e-courses designed by internationally recognized permaculture consultant Rob Avis specifically for your needs, whether you’re creating sustainable urban properties or self-sufficient homesteads!
And so we are offering you – free of charge –
a choice of our two wildly popular online courses:
Regular Price – $19 CAD
If you’re looking for the big perma-picture with an urban twist, this is it – our quick and earthy summary of key permaculture concepts, with real-life examples drawn from our experience in consulting for client sites here in the heart of Calgary!
This is the course that will introduce you to Permaculture 101 – from understanding ecosystems to stormwater management to building sustainable gardens wherever you are (on a balcony or a 1,000-acre farm!). You’ll learn how this radically different approach to sustainability empowers you to achieve extraordinary results by making small, simple changes …
You’ll get the full Basic version, including…
- Thirty days’ access to the online video Permaculture Primer (6 videos /3.5 hours)
- A downloadable 50-page note pack explaining all of the key concepts in detail – yours to keep forever
You’ll want this course if you’re…
- An apartment dweller with zero land but plenty of initiative…
- A homeowner dreaming of an urban permaculture paradise…
- A municipal planner seeking sustainable solutions on a city-wide basis…
- An environmental advocate working in conservation, restoration, or activism…
- An educator or academic administrator looking for ways to “green” your curriculum…
- A landscape designer planning to build your services and value to your clients…
- A disillusioned desk jockey looking to save money, grow your own food, reduce your environmental impact, and build community.
More info on this course.
Resilient Homes & Homesteads
An Engineer’s Perspective
Regular Price – $19 CAD
If you’re planning your home on the range, with hectares of productive land between you and the nearest neighbour, this is the course for you!
Veteran permaculture consultant Rob Avis reveals his high-level process for designing sustainable and self-sustaining homesteads that leverage and interact with the environment in which they’re built, producing their own energy and food, harvesting and storing water, cycling nutrients, and restoring the surrounding ecosystems.
- Rob’s 15-part, 1.5-hour-plus presentation, covering goal setting, informed observation of the landscape, appropriate innovative technology, and more.
- 30 days of access and the ability to post questions directly to Rob.
You’ll want this course if you’re…
- Dreaming of living in an off-grid strawbale house with a flock of chickens and a goat or two in the backyard…
- Trying to navigate the plethora of options for renewable energy, heating and cooling for your home…
- Planning to build a homestead that leverages and interacts with its environment, producing its own energy and food, harvesting and storing water, cycling nutrients, and restoring the surrounding ecosystems…
- Envisioning a high-performance, self-sustaining and diversified property that firmly ensures your personal autonomy and resilience, enabling you to thrive no matter what
More info on this course.
Why Are We Offering This Crazy Amount of Expert Info, for Free?
Simple! Over the past eight years of teaching our permaculture courses to urban gardeners, range farmers, offgrid homesteaders, municipal planners, and oh-so-many others, we’ve answered plenty of Square One questions. Nothing wrong with that – we all start somewhere! – but it’s easier for everybody to hit the ground running with a basic knowledge of core principles.
And that’s where our e-courses come in…they’re often online prequels to our signature Permaculture Design Certification training (with upcoming courses in Calgary, Alberta & Invermere, British Columbia). If your selected e-course leaves you wanting the full program, you’ll walk in knowing the concepts and the terminology, able to participate more fully and get oh-so-much more value out of the training!
And if you don’t? You’ll have a solid grounding in core principles of permaculture, resilience, and anti-fragility, as well as practical, real-world approaches to use, questions to ask, and awareness of potential problems to avoid as you develop your urban or rural project.
Talk about a win-win!
Bottom Line – Why Should You Invest Your Time in One of These Courses?
…Besides the fact that you’re getting information that has always been incorporated in our paid courses – never given away for free?
Well, let us point to what the graduates of our programs are doing…from running profitable rural and urban farms, to consulting on high-level public and private projects internationally. Making a difference in big ways, earning a comfortable income, and finding personal fulfillment in doing it!
In short, these courses are a gateway to change not only your life, but your world. For free. So really – isn’t the question not Why, but Why Not?
THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED.
OUR NEWEST PROMOTION IS HERE.
This promotion allows the choice of one complimentary e-course per customer. When you make your selection above we’ll email you a coupon code for a 100% discount off the course of your choice.
If you’d like to participate in any other of our courses (in-person or online), head to our online catalogue to view and/or purchase what we have offered!
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR COURSES…
This is valuable information for life, not just "gardening". It has provided a base point to many of my life choices and beliefs, a sort of coming together of ideas about wholistic living from the ground up
Verge Permaculture provides a learning experience that will both greatly inform & inspire. Rob delivers well founded information taught with an excellent blend of engineered expertise & the wonder of Mother Nature..!
Rob's incredible wealth of knowledge and resources provided a great base for understanding sustainable living that is symbiotic with nature...in a way that was inspiring and positive.
Taking the Verge Permaculture courses helped give me the knowledge, connections, and confidence to make real changes in my life. I was able to start my own business, change my lifestyle, and meet an amazing group of people that helped me every step of the way.
Thank you for the inspiring insight to starting something huge!
I started The Permaculture Primer today and am greatly impressed. I have taken other courses online but have never been as impressed with them as much as I am with yours. I like the level headed and rational approach you have taken.
The information in the Permaculture Primer and in the PDC has changed my world view and my direction in life. I highly recommend it.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT US…
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.
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'.
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.
If you want to schedule an event with them, or just attend one, I recommend them very, very highly.
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.
Rob and Michelle Avis are not only highly knowledgeable about all matters concerning sustainability, but also convey sustainable living in a compelling and lively way. They make the journey fun.
We strongly recommend Rob as a voice for all generations of environmental, sustainability, and community building professionals and endorse his technical prowess and relationship building skills to communities across Canada!
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…
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.
I would not be at nearly the same point in my career, nor would I be the same person, if it weren’t for Rob’s influence in my business and life.
I've never seen a permaculture endeavour marry business and permaculture together so well and I've rarely met finer people in my life.