Get Our Scoop on Creating Self-Sufficiency and Real Abundance –

Free of Charge for the First Time Ever!

You’re no clueless consumer. You’re tuned into the times, catching the viral drive to self-sufficiency, the awareness that tough times may lie ahead. You’ve been working on your food security, your energy independence, your footprint on the planet, for a while now: integrating renewable heat and power, conserving water, designing your garden or acreage, getting started on raising livestock… maybe even consulting for clients as they do the same!

But then you run smack into the questions you can’t answer:

What do you do when….?

We get it – we’ve been there! And we’ve got your back, with our special e-courses designed by internationally recognized permaculture consultant Rob Avis specifically for your needs, whether you’re creating sustainable urban properties or self-sufficient homesteads!

And so we are offering you – free of charge –

one of our most wildly popular online courses:

Resilient Homes & Homesteads:

A Permaculture Engineer’s Perspective

If you’re planning your home on the range, with hectares of productive land between you and the nearest neighbour, this is the course for you!

Veteran permaculture consultant Rob Avis reveals his high-level process for designing sustainable and self-sustaining 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.

REGULAR PRICE - $19
REGULAR PRICE - $19
This 15-part, 1.5 hour presentation covers goal setting, informed observation of the landscape, appropriate innovative technology, and more.   In it, you'll learn our high-level process for designing sustainable and self-sustaining 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.   Your 30 day access includes the ability to post questions directly to the instructor, internationally recognized engineer & ecologist, Rob Avis.

You’ll get…

  • Rob’s 15-part, 1.5-hour-plus presentation, covering goal setting, informed observation of the landscape, appropriate innovative technology, and more.
  • Thirty days of access and the ability to post questions directly to Rob.

You’ll want this course if you’re…

  • Dreaming of living in an off-grid strawbale house with a flock of chickens and a goat or two in the backyard…
  • Trying to navigate the plethora of options for renewable energy, heating and cooling for your home…
  • Planning to build a homestead that leverages and interacts with its environment, producing its own energy and food, harvesting and storing water, cycling nutrients, and restoring the surrounding ecosystems…
  • Envisioning a high-performance, self-sustaining and diversified property that firmly ensures your personal autonomy and resilience, enabling you to thrive no matter what

More info on this course.

Why Are We Offering This Crazy Amount of Expert Info, for Free?

Simple! Over the past eight years of teaching our permaculture courses to urban gardeners, range farmers, Earthship homesteaders, municipal planners, and oh-so-many others, we’ve answered plenty of Square One questions.  Nothing wrong with that – we all start somewhere! – but it’s easier for everybody to hit the ground running with a basic knowledge of core principles.

And that’s where our e-courses come in…they’re often online prequels to our signature Permaculture Design Certification training (with upcoming courses in Calgary, Alberta & Guelph, Ontario). If this e-course leaves you wanting the full program, you’ll walk in knowing the concepts and the terminology, able to participate more fully and get oh-so-much more value out of the training!

And if you don’t? You’ll have a solid grounding in core principles of permaculture, resilience, and anti-fragility, as well as practical, real-world approaches to use, questions to ask, and awareness of potential problems to avoid as you develop your urban or rural project.

Talk about a win-win!

Bottom Line – Why Should You Invest Your Time in One of These Courses?

…Besides the fact that you’re getting information that has always been incorporated in our paid courses –  never given away for free?

Well, let us point to what the graduates of our programs are doing…from running profitable rural and urban farms, to consulting on high-level public and private projects internationally. Making a difference in big ways, earning a comfortable income, and finding personal fulfillment in doing it!

In short, these courses are a gateway to change not only your life, but your world. For free. So really – isn’t the question not Why, but Why Not?

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TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR COURSES…

  • This is valuable information for life, not just "gardening". It has provided a base point to many of my life choices and beliefs, a sort of coming together of ideas about wholistic living from the ground up  

    Gail Wilson, Nanton, AB
    Gail Wilson, Nanton, AB
  • Verge Permaculture provides a learning experience that will both greatly inform & inspire. Rob delivers well founded information taught with an excellent blend of engineered expertise & the wonder of Mother Nature..!

    Gabe King
    Gabe King Carpenter
  • Rob's incredible wealth of knowledge and resources provided a great base for understanding sustainable living that is symbiotic with nature...in a way that was inspiring and positive.

    Connie Farion, Red Deer, AB
    Connie Farion, Red Deer, AB
  • Taking the Verge Permaculture courses helped give me the knowledge, connections, and confidence to make real changes in my life.  I was able to start my own business, change my lifestyle, and meet an amazing group of people that helped me every step of the way.

    Jullilynn Gillies
    Jullilynn Gillies Rancho Relaxo
  • Thank you for the inspiring insight to starting something huge!

    Hannah Webb
    Hannah Webb
  • I started The Permaculture Primer today and am greatly impressed. I have taken other courses online but have never been as impressed with them as much as I am with yours. I like the level headed and rational approach you have taken.

    Jim Edmunds
    Jim Edmunds Fresno, California
  • The information in the Permaculture Primer and in the PDC has changed my world view and my direction in life.  I highly recommend it.

    Marcia Baile, B.H.Ec., M.H.Sc., N.D.
    Marcia Baile, B.H.Ec., M.H.Sc., N.D.

WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT US…

  • Over the past five years I have watched Rob and Michelle build Verge Permaculture from the ground up and I am proud to say that Verge Permaculture is now one of North America's premier permaculture design and education companies.

    Geoff Lawton
    Geoff Lawton Director of The Permaculture Institute
  • Rob and Michelle truly inspired me in so many ways. It's their passion for social change, that keeps me inspired to keep on given er'.

    Curtis Stone
    Curtis Stone Author of The Urban Farmer
  • 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
  • If you want to schedule an event with them, or just attend one, I recommend them very, very highly.

    Toby Hemenway
    Toby Hemenway Author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
  • Michelle, Rob and the rest of the Verge crew dedicate an enormous amount of care and energy to make life-changing educational opportunities available to their community.

    Craig Sponholtz
    Craig Sponholtz Dryland Solutions Inc.
  • Rob and Michelle Avis are not only highly knowledgeable about all matters concerning sustainability, but also convey sustainable living in a compelling and lively way. They make the journey fun.  

    Anna Ford, Edmonton, AB
    Anna Ford, Edmonton, AB
  • We strongly recommend Rob as a voice for all generations of environmental, sustainability, and community building professionals and endorse his technical prowess and relationship building skills to communities across Canada!

    Rene Michalak, Red Deer, AB
    Rene Michalak, Red Deer, AB ReThink Red Deer
  • Every so often someone comes along who seems to change the game. In this case, Alberta’s good fortune is doubly so, as it is a dynamic husband and wife who have changed people’s lives in service of environmental stewardship. As engineers-turned-sustainability designers, Rob and Michelle Avis have brought back Permaculture from a global learning expedition and innovated—adapted tools to Alberta conditions—sustaining not only their own small business but so much more…

    Adam Gagnon, Calgary, AB
    Adam Gagnon, Calgary, AB
  • Rob and Michelle’s continuous passion for seeking out innovative approaches and finding ways to disseminate valuable information in the community with a keen eye for business sense has been a game-changer in Calgary, and across Alberta.

    Alla Guelber
    Alla Guelber The Meaningful Work Project
  • I would not be at nearly the same point in my career, nor would I be the same person, if it weren’t for Rob’s influence in my business and life.

    Luke Kimmel
    Luke Kimmel Regenerate Design
  • I've never seen a permaculture endeavour marry business and permaculture together so well and I've rarely met finer people in my life.

    Tad Hargrave
    Tad Hargrave Marketing For Hippies
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