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Get the essential tools, methods, and technical know-how to design and maintain home-scale rainwater harvesting systems

(… and save over $500 by participating in our beta launch!)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 

Registration is now closed. Email us if you’d like to inquire about access.

Thinking of harvesting rainwater? Worried about avoiding health hazards and other safety risks?

Be the first in your city…state…or bioregion… to design and build Rainwater Harvesting Systems using leading-edge, safe, chemical-free methods. You’ll find them only in our groundbreaking new program:

ESSENTIAL RAINWATER HARVESTING TUTORIAL

(Beta version)

Created in partnership with pioneering Australian hydrology engineer, economist, policy analyst, educator, U.N. advisor and independent researcher Peter J. Coombes, Ph.D., this in-depth, step-by-step training is the first to offer scientifically tested and proven information that isn’t widely available in North America! 

You’ll…

  • Learn how a leading-edge RWH system works in relationship to homes, properties, and their surrounding ecosystem
  • Break down the myths and discover what is and isn’t a risk in rainwater
  • Discover the science and research supporting a natural treatment approach
  • See how you can design and build chemical-free RWH purification and storage systems for irrigation, washing – even cooking and drinking!

This course reflects decades of studies by independently funded researchers, particularly in Australia, where over 3 million people drink rainwater daily. The vast majority of these RWH systems do not include end-of-line disinfection… and rainwater-drinking Australians are as healthy or healthier than those relying on municipal treated water.

But that isn’t the only way this exciting program breaks new ground!

Just take a look at our sneak-peek video to experience our brand-new teaching format…

“Tutorial” takes on a whole new/ancient meaning with Michelle proxying for you as a student, asking questions in response to Peter’s one-on-one mentoring.

You’ll….

Ask and get your questions answered in six lively, interactive webinars with Peter and Michelle….

Anchor your learning with assignments and test your recall with quizzes

Dive deep into 60+ lessons, split in six structured modules

Watch or listen in on their pre-recorded mentoring sessions

And the groundbreaking content doesn’t stop with the classes!

You’ll receive…

350+ page book e-textbook

The Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design e-book: Verge’s comprehensive manual for designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems for the warm and cold climates of the world….

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Essential Rainwater Harvesting Tool

…Our proprietary pre-built spreadsheet tool, with beautifully formatted tables, and formulas and logic for performing rainwater system feasibility analyses described in the Essential Rainwater Harvesting guidebook….

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Supplemental materials, downloads and resources

…And full-color, detailed handouts and support materials to deepen your understanding…

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When you purchase this Essential Rainwater Harvesting Beta Tutorial, all of this is yours – forever!

What do Peter Coombes and Michelle Avis know about rainwater harvesting?

Peter and Michelle each bring stellar credentials to this program…

Peter is director of Urban Water Solutions, providing strategic design, policy and economic advice, and education on urban, rural, and natural water cycles and systems to clients including Australian, U.N., and international governmental, municipal and private sector bodies, for more than 20 years. Read More. 

Michelle is the co-author of Essential Rainwater Harvesting and co-founder of Verge Permaculture, a globally-recognized and award-winning design, consulting, and education hub offering online and real-time programs to design and/or create integrated, regenerative systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food. Read More. 

Each a leader in their own right, they’re combining their expertise in this pioneering tutorial program, offering new and proven information in a fresh new format.

So why is this a beta launch?

From start to finish, we know you haven’t seen anything like this program before!

And when we’re leaping beyond the standard fare in so many ways, well, it’s good to have a trial run…

And that’s where you come in….

 

On January 21, 2020, this Beta Launch tutorial begins for a select class of only 30 participants…adventurous, committed early adopters who will participate fully in the course and give us their honest feedback in return for a staggering 50% discount in tuition! 

You will receive the full course with all webinars, videos/audios, and supporting materials, as well as the Essential Rainwater Harvesting e-book and spreadsheet tool (and more) for just one payment of $499 or 3 payments of $182.97. 

That’s a full 50% discount from the projected price of the finalized program at $1000+….

You are not going to see this program offered at a savings like this again! 

Are you in?

 

All we ask in return is that you devote 4-8 hours a week to the program, and provide us with your honest feedback upon completion. Your comments and suggestions will help us to improve this program for its full release in Spring 2020

Are you ready to be the first to grab this new, proven technology and lead your community in safe, natural, scientifically-proven rainwater harvesting – at a terrific savings?

We’re already seeing that water will become a scarce and precious commodity in coming years. Sign up for this course today and keep your land and community hydrated in an increasingly thirsty world!

VIDEO LECTURES (SNEAK-A-PEEK)

Preview course lectures given by Peter J. Coombes and Michelle Avis:

COURSE INTRO

TANK AS A BIO-REACTOR

SYSTEMS THINKING

BUILDING A SITE PLAN

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How Do I Find The Student Dashboard and My Online Materials?

When you register in an E-Course or webinar, you will be prompted to create a login account on our site and will receive an email confirmation with a direct link to our Student Dashboard page.

Alternatively, simply visit the url: https://vergepermaculture.ca/student-dashboard/.

Note that you will be prompted to Login to the website in order to view any material you have access to.

What do I need (i.e. the technical requirements) in order access / view / stream the E-Course or webinar?

Accessing our E-courses and associated online material is easy. If you’ve played a video on your computer from Youtube or Vimeo before, then you’ve got all you need participate!

BUT TO BE MORE SPECIFIC, WE RECOMMEND:

  • 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)

IF YOUR COURSE INCLUDES LIVE WEBINARS:

We use an online platform called Zoom for our live webinars. It is similar to Skype, but simpler. 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 Dashboard.

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.

How long will I keep access to online materials?

All online materials (i.e. videos, recordings and associated resources) are available indefinitely (our lifetime or yours).

What’s your refund policy for the Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course?

We offer a 100% money-back guarantee up until the first live webinar.

What’s the time commitment for this program?

You should expect to commit anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a week to get the most out of the program.

Over the course of the six weeks, there are 6 live webinars with both Peter and Michelle. See the schedule section of the course page for the scheduled times. You’ll definitely want to plan to attend those, but if you do happen to miss, know that recordings will be posted to your student dashboard.

Although the lessons are available 27/7 and can be completed at your own timing and pace, we do provide a recommended schedule. If you fall behind you may find it difficult to follow along during the live Q&A webinar sessions with the instructors.

We will be providing audio-only, downloadable versions for many of the video lessons, with the intent of making it as convenient as possible to get through the content. For instance, you may listen to many of the lessons while you commute.

For the beta launch we are also asking that you commit to providing honest and constructive feedback and that you are open to participating in a close-out interview.

DETAILED SCHEDULE

WEEK Content To Cover Before Webinar Live Q&A Webinar – MT (Edmonton, Canada) Live Q&A Webinar – AEST (Sydney, Australia)
Week #0 Module 1 Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 pm Wednesday, January 22, 12:30 pm
Week #1 Module 2 Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm Wednesday, January 29, 12:30 pm
Week #2 Module 3 Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 pm Wednesday, February 5, 12:30 pm
Week #3 Module 5 Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 pm Wednesday, February 12, 12:30 pm
Week #4 Module 4 – Part 1 Sunday, February 16, 6:30 pm* (Cancelled) Monday, February 17, 12:30 pm* (Cancelled)
Week #5 Module 4 – Part 2 Sunday, February 23, 6:30 pm* Monday, February 24, 12:30 pm*
Week #6 Module 6 Sunday, March 1, 6:30 pm* Monday, March 2, 12:30 pm*
Week #7 Module 7 Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 pm** (New) Wednesday, March 11, 12:30 pm** (New)
Week #11 Final Design Project Presentations Tuesday, April 7th, 6:00 pm** (New) Wednesday, April 8th, 12:00 pm** (New)

COURSE MATERIALS (SNEAK-A-PEEK)

COURSE CONTENT (SNEAK-A-PEEK)

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Scientifically proven tactics. A radically new, time-tested, teaching format. Information to guide you and your community through the coming water scarcity. A once-in-a-lifetime offer…

There’s no time to lose. Join us today!

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