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A LIVE Verge Permaculture Academy Masterclass for Building Your Resilience

Learn the #1 Skill for Building Your Garden Ecosystem

Perennial Plant Propagation Masterclass

with Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres

Starts June 7th, 2023
Wednesdays 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET

Create Your Own DIY Plant Nursery At Near-Zero Cost!

Using what you already own, we’ll show you how to cost-effectively integrate perennial plant propagation into your property design. You’ll learn how to:


Save money, as well as earn revenue growing multi-purpose plants


Do it properly right from the beginning to save time and money.

successful grafting of a perennial plant

Grow healthy trees, shrubs, perennial vegetables and more.

digging with a shovel to plant a perennial plant

Integrate your plant nursery into your existing property design.


Sean Dembrosky

Even among permies, where generosity, resourcefulness, and community are shared values, Sean Dembrosky shines. Recipient of the 2021 Permaculture Leaders’ People’s Choice Award, he has gained a large and passionate following through his low-tech/no-tech, low-cost/no-cost approach to plant propagation, polyculture development and perennial food and medicine crops.

As owner and operator of the agroforestry-based permaculture nursery Edible Acres in New York’s Finger Lakes district, Sean teaches and vlogs on homesteading and permaculture principles and practices. With his modest presence and conversational style, he has been a popular speaker at Verge summits, and we’re thrilled to feature him in this Verge Academy Masterclass

Four Weeks of Real-World, Real-Time Empowerment.

Here’s what past students have to say about Verge…

Reframe your challenges and constraints in this transformative series of teaching conversations with one of permaculture’s best-loved educators. You’ll get: 


Learn regenerative tactics to source and nurture  the plants you need.


Get support, perspective, and encouragement from your class cohort.


Discover proven skills for integrating your nursery throughout your property.


Sean’s list of favourite YouTube propagation videos, online resources & reference reads.

Even When Starting From Zero,

Plant Propagation Can Still Work Perfectly For You!

No Cost Plant Sourcing

Get your cuttings for nothing and your seeds for free.

Experience Not Necessary

This is the gateway skill to fill your property with plants.

Low-Tech Setup

A bucket and pruning shears are all you need to start.

Open Air Growing

Even a driveway or parking pad is enough.

You’ll also learn how to evolve your nursery into an income-earning business!

Taking Our Course is a Great Investment!

Compare what you’ll get for your Masterclass tuition versus spending money at a commercial nursery:



(~$190 USD)


Spend your tuition at a commercial nursery and it might buy three fruit trees-one time.

Invest in our course and propagate unlimited plants at low-to-no cost over your lifetime

Is it really that simple? Yes!

Wednesdays starting June 7th, 2023

2:00 – 5:00 pm Pacific Time | 5:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern Time

4-weeks of live online lectures and Q&A

Experience Plants as Permie-Currency

Whether you swap seeds and starts with your neighbors, barter plants for goods or services, or sell the plants you propagate, our Masterclass offers you more than a DIY plant nursery:
It offers a new form of living currency.
With this whole new level of Earth Care – People Care – Fair Share, you can green your property, your budget, and your community
Sign up today – don’t miss this transformative opportunity to achieve your permaculture dreams!


Scroll down for detailed course schedule & content and FAQ’s

Live webinars hosted on Wednesdays and start at 2:00pm Pacific Time | 5:00pm Eastern (convert to your time zone here).


Week Dates High-Level Topics Covered
Week #1 Wednesday June 7th Session 1: Nursery Overview / Integrating a Nursery into existing systems
Week #2  Wednesday June 14th Session 2: Terms, Tools, Techniques
Week #3  Wednesday June 28th Session 3: Propagation Specifics – Hardwood, Softwood, Seed and more
Week #4  Wednesday July 5th Session 4: Actionable Steps, Resources, Making it Happen

On average, webinars will run about two hours long, and may go shorter or longer depending on the number of student questions each week.

All webinars are recorded and posted to the student dashboard where you can watch or (re-watch) at your own pace.


What payment methods do you accept?

You can pay online with your credit card.

If you’d prefer to pay using another method select that option during checkout and you’ll receive instructions on how to do so. Note that we can accept cash, bank-certified cheques, email money transfer (Canadians only) or credit card over the phone.

Your spot is not saved in the course until payment is received.

We can also accept payment plans for some of our courses. The payment plan option will be displayed at checkout if that is the case.

*Please note that registrations paid by email money transfer are processed manually. Because we are not in the office everyday, be prepared to wait 24 hours during weekdays before your registration is approved. If you are registering with short notice before an event, we recommend that you pay online using a credit card so that your registration is processed and approved automatically by our system.

How long will I keep access to online materials?

All On-Demand course materials (i.e. videos, recordings and associated resources) are available indefinitely (our lifetime or yours). *** Does not apply to all Permaculture Design Course packages or Verge Permaculture Academy subscriptions.

Is this course third party accredited or certified?

Rob Avis is a Diplomate in Education from the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) and PINA recognizes and endorses Verge Permaculture’s courses and curriculum.

What is your refund policy for the Masterclass?

Updated January 2023

For courses paid up-front in full:

If you need to cancel your PDC, Masterclass, or other Live course registration for any reason:

  1. Up to 10 days following the 1st class: we will refund your course fee but will deduct an administrative fee of $150 (plus applicable taxes), however, you will lose access to all course materials and recordings. Tuition for the PDC On-demand course is not refundable.
  2. More than 10 days following the 1st class: We cannot provide a refund.

For payment plans:

You can cancel your payment plan anytime (but you will lose access to all course materials and recordings). Payments made towards plans are not refundable.

We are not able to offer refund for on-demand courses and products.

What do I need (i.e. the technical requirements) in order participate in this masterclass?

Participating in our live online programs and on on our student portal is easy.

If you’ve played a video on your computer from Youtube or Vimeo before, then you’ve got all you need participate!


  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • An up-to-date internet browser (Internet Explorer 8.0 or above, Firefox 2.0 or above, or Safari 3.0, or Chrome 4.0 or above)
  • Speakers/headphones
  • A broadband internet connection (for a reliable viewing experience at medium quality we recommend a downstream connection speed of at least 400-700 Kbps. You can test your connection speed here)

We use an online platform called Zoom for our live webinars. All you need to join (from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android) is to click on a url that we will provide to you on the Student Portal.

The full system requirements for the webinars, including operating system requirements, supported tablet /mobile devices, supported browsers, and bandwidth requirements can be found here. (Note that you only need to meet the requirements for “Webinar Attendees” – no camera is required).

Don’t have high speed internet? You can also call in via phone, but note that toll rates may apply.

What’s the time commitment for this program?

To get the most out of the masterclass you should expect to commit anywhere from 2 to 3 hours a week.

The weekly live sessions will run, on average 2 hours long, but may go shorter or longer depending on student questions. There may also be some supplemental reading and/or videos provided each week to students.

If you miss a live webinar, you will be able to watch the video recording, which will be posted to our Student Portal and can be streamed online 24/7. If you are a member of the Verge Permaculture Academy, you will also be able to access audio recordings of the lectures offline on your mobile device.

Will there be any assignments?

The instructor may offer you optional practice exercises that are designed to hone the skills and knowledge being taught. These are not required to complete the course.


Wednesdays starting June 7th, 2023

2:00 – 5:00 pm Pacific Time | 5:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern Time

4-weeks of live online lectures and Q&A


(~$190 USD)


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