Resilient Homes & Homesteads, A Permaculture Engineer’s Perspective (Online)

$19.00

Engineer, ecologist & permaculture designer Rob Avis shares the high-level process he uses with clients to design 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.

In this 15 part presentation, with over 1.5 hours of content, he’ll talk about how he combines goal setting, informed observation of the landscape, and appropriate innovative technology (such as building envelope design & annualized geo-solar) with environmental consciousness to create resilient, high-performance homes and farms.

This e-course includes 30 day access and the ability to post questions directly to the instructor, Rob Avis.

Description

Resilient Homes & Homesteads:

A Permaculture Engineers’ Perspective.

Engineer, ecologist & permaculture designer Rob Avis shares the high-level process he uses with clients to design 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.

Over 15 pre-recorded lessons, for a total of 1.5 hours of presentations, Rob will talk about how he combines goal setting, informed observation of the landscape, and appropriate innovative technology (such as building envelope design & annualized geo-solar) with environmental consciousness to create resilient, high-performance homes and farms.

 

Start anytime and you’ll get unlimited access and the ability to ask questions for thirty days.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

  • Rob Avis Owner / Lead Instructor / Engineer

    After pursuing international training and certifications in renewable energy and regenerative design I, along with my wife and business partner Michelle, began Verge Permaculture, now a globally-recognized and award-winning design, consulting, and education company. Since then, we’ve helped more than 1000 students and a growing number of clients to design and/or create integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land.

    Our consulting firm, Adaptive Habitat is a property design & project management firm that creates resilient homes, acreages and farms for landowners, preserving tangible and enduring wealth by integrating innovative technology, engineered solutions and ecological design.

OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR E-COURSES

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.

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

What is your E-Course cancellation policy?

Online Course Cancellation

We are not able to provide refunds for online courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have read the guidelines for the course and have what they need to participate before registering.

How long will I get access to the course?

You will have unlimited access to the course for 30 days from your date of registration.

Can I ask questions to the instructor?

Yes. The course is split into 15 sections, and each section has a separate comments section where students can post questions and comments. We will do our best to respond to your questions on weekdays, within 72 hours.

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