Verge Permaculture Yard Tours & Workshops…

What does Permaculture look like in real-life?

Nestled in southeast Calgary is one of the city’s original thriving permaculture projects – our home!

As engineers and long-time permaculture designers and teachers, we’ve traveled the world to learn about sustainable and regenerative human habitat and have implemented many of these concepts on our property. We’ve been transforming our inner-city home into a permaculture demonstration site since 2009, and are thrilled to show you what we’ve done!

BONUS!

Your purchase includes

instant complimentary access to

The Interactive Online Permaculture Course

(valued at $99)

See details below.

Register here:

VERGE PERMACULTURE OPEN YARD

Wednesday, July 11th, 6 – 8:30 pm

$39.00Add to cart

Thursday, Aug 9th, 6 – 8:30 pm

$39.00Add to cart

Saturday, Sept 8th, 9 – 11:30 am

$39.00Add to cart

Hit the Add To Cart button for your desired date, you’ll be able to adjust the number of tickets required on the checkout page.

Children attending with a parent or guardian do not need a ticket.

Tours run rain or shine – be prepared (and dressed!) to be outside.

EVENT DETAILS:

Time: ~2.5 hours, start time dependant on date selected.
Dates: Multiple dates through-out May – Sept.
Where: Forest Heights (exact address will be provided), Calgary

You Will See & Learn About:

  • a few core permaculture principles and strategies for energy-efficiency, reducing water use, cycling nutrients, and growing food.
  • a thriving food forest complete with fruit trees, bushes and tons of edible/medicinal perennials
  • a passive solar greenhouse with rocket mass heater
  • our water harvesting systems
  • our energy-efficient house retrofits
  • composting systems
  • our handmade cob oven
  • our solar-powered water heater
  • our mega-productive veggie gardens (with wicking beds and swales)!
  • and much much more!

The Avis Children: Hooray for Carrots!

  • Extremely valuable, inspiring, relevant, and loaded with useful information. More than worth the price!  

    Cameron White, Burns Lake, BC
    Cameron White, Burns Lake, BC
  • I like Rob's teaching style, lots of technical background mixed with real experiences and memorable stories.

    Amy Kendall, Calgary, AB
    Amy Kendall, Calgary, AB
  • I am excited to develop my garden and help friends and schools with theirs as well. The information on water systems was really well thought out and delivered and really made me consider how I have been looking at properties.

    Michelle Drissler
    Michelle Drissler School garden coordinator
  • 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.

    Rob Harlan
    Rob Harlan Solar Energy Society of Alberta
  • I loved the simplicity of the material even though it was packed full of info. Rob was a great speaker with an authentic energy.

    Stephanie Brodsky
    Stephanie Brodsky
  • I can’t remember the last time I felt so inspired! So many things brought together that I knew but didn’t.

    Evonne Smulders
    Evonne Smulders
  • For anyone interested in the health of the planet and their own family, this workshop is a must. It is a terrific first step to gaining an understanding of how they can have impact and benefit from smart design.

    Nolin Veillard
    Nolin Veillard
  • Thank you for the inspiring insight to starting something huge!

    Hannah Webb
    Hannah Webb

There’s no question that you will come out of this tour full of inspiration and ideas for your garden, your home, and your life!

YOUR HOSTS:

Rob & Michelle Avis are the owners and lead instructors at Verge Permaculture, an internationally recognized and award-winning permaculture design company from Calgary, Alberta. They have taught permaculture to thousands of students and as a Professional Engineers and principal at Adaptive Habitat, the offers expertise in building science and appropriate technology (solar, wind, combined heat & power), as well as rainwater harvesting, agro-ecology, ecosystem engineering, soil regeneration and wastewater treatment.

Rob & Michelle Avis with their children, Rowan & Naomi

INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET PURCHASE:

THE INTERACTIVE ONLINE PERMACULTURE PRIMER COURSE ($99)

Included with your ticket(s) to an Open Yard event is complimentary access to Verge’s Interactive Permaculture Primer, which is is a six video online E-course valued at $99.

Included in the E-course is the following:

  • A full year’s access to the online Permaculture Primer series (6 videos, ~ 4 hours)
  • A downloadable 50-page note pack explaining all of the key concepts in detail
  • Links to suggested reading and informational websites
  • Homework and observation prompts to increase experiential learning
  • Full access to Rob’s expertise through a comment section where you can get your questions answered by Rob and interact with other participants
  • A coupon code for $99 that can be applied against tuition in Verge’s Permaculture Design Certificate.

Register here:

VERGE PERMACULTURE OPEN YARD

Wednesday, July 11th, 6 – 8:30 pm

$39.00Add to cart

Thursday, Aug 9th, 6 – 8:30 pm

$39.00Add to cart

Saturday, Sept 8th, 9 – 11:30 am

$39.00Add to cart

Children attending with a parent or guardian do not need a ticket.

Tours run rain or shine – be prepared (and dressed!) to be outside.

EVENT DETAILS:

Time: ~2.5 hours, start time dependant on date selected.
Dates: Multiple dates through-out May – Sept.
Where: Forest Heights (exact address will be provided), Calgary

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