We Are Proud To Have Been Recognized In Our Community.

2015.06 Emerald Awards 1

Verge Permaculture was selected for the 24th Annual Emerald Foundation Award for demonstrating “a significant ongoing commitment to the environment and social responsibility.”

Verge Permaculture was selected for the Community Natural Foods, Random Acts of Community Award, in July 2011

Affiliatons, Associations & Memberships


Rob Avis has been recognized with a diplomate in Education from the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA). As such, PINA recognizes and endorses the Verge Permaculture Design Course and curriculum and our graduates hold a PDC certificate that is recognized by PINA.


Rob & Michelle have published two titles with New Society Publishers (Essential Rainwater Harvesting, 2018 & Building Your Adaptive Habitat, 2020 Release). New Society Publishers’ mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision.

Rob and Michelle are both individual members of APEGA, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) which regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta.


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Now and again we get to chat with the media and podcasts. Here’s a sampling…

Verge In The Media

Verge on CTV News
City Farmer News
Calgary Sun
Calgary Herald
alternatives journals
alberta views
wholife magazine
cbc radio-canada
urban farm online
business calgary
avenue magazine calgary
Regina Leader-post

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