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We don't just talk about Permaculture, we live it! In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled their engineering careers to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. They are now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/
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On the Importance of Tank Opacity in a Rainwater Harvesting System

Rainwater experts Michelle Avis and Dr. Peter Coombes answer YOUR questions! To sample our upcoming Rainwater Harvesting Course for FREE, click here: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... This video is part five of a six-part series whereby Michelle Avis and Dr. Peter Coombes answer YOUR most frequently asked questions regarding rainwater harvesting. The questions this time around is, “don’t I have to keep light out of my tank to limit the growth of algae?” Once again, the answer may surprise you… in this video, Peter explains that when it comes to limiting light (and nutrients) that are normally associated with the growth of algae, you might actually end up making the quality of your water worse! If you are interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting and how to create your own carefully designed and well thought out natural treatment train, be sure to check out the Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course, starting on January 20th, 2021! For more information or to sign up, head on over to: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it. #vergepermaculture #permaculture #rainwaterharvesting #rain #rainwater #rainwatercollection #water #resilience #droughtproofing #health #sustainability #systemsthinking #permacultureliving #permaculturedesign #Verge

Do I Need To Monitor PH in My Rainwater Harvesting System?

Rainwater experts Michelle Avis and Dr. Coombes answer YOUR questions! To sample our Rainwater Course for FREE, follow this link: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... This video is part four of a six-part series wherein Michelle Avis and Dr. Peter Coombes answer YOUR most frequently asked questions regarding rainwater harvesting. The questions this time around is, “do I need to monitor the pH of my rainwater? How do I remedy this if the pH is “off”?” The simple answer is “no”, but in this video Peter does a deep-dive into the why! Modern-day regulation for rainwater harvesting systems is focused on mains/municipal water industry end of-line treatment—products and disinfection. However, assumptions for centralized water supply are often incorrectly applied to rainwater harvesting systems producing irrelevant solutions, products, thinking, and advice. It turns out the principles utilized by the mains/municipal water supply for regulation are just downright inappropriate for home scale rainwater harvesting! If you want to learn more about the most effective design principles, and the myths and misconceptions surrounding home scale rainwater harvesting systems be sure to check out our Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course, starting on January 20th, 2021. For more information or to sign up, head on over to: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it. #vergepermaculture #rainwaterharvesting #systemsthinking #rain #rainwater #rainwatercollection #water #resilience #droughtproofing #health #sustainability #permaculture #permacultureliving #permaculturedesign #Verge

Rainwater Harvesting Feasibility & Cost Estimating

Rainwater Harvesting Experts Michelle Avis and Dr. Coombes answer YOUR questions! To sample our Rainwater Harvesting Course for FREE, follow this link: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... Part three in our 6 part series answers the following question: “how complicated and expensive is a home-scale rainwater harvesting system for drinking supply?” The answer might surprise you…in this video, Peter discusses how what you really need to ensure a steady supply of high-quality water for drinking is just a carefully designed and well thought out natural treatment train. The natural treatment train isn’t rocket science, either, but it does have some very important components that are integral to its function. Furthermore, you don’t need to break the bank to ensure that you are providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality rainwater for drinking and cooking. If you are interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting and how to create your own carefully designed and well thought out natural treatment train, be sure to check out the Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course, starting on January 20th, 2021. For more information or to sign up, head on over to: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it. #vergepermaculture #permaculture #rainwaterharvesting #rain #rainwater #rainwatercollection #water #resilience #droughtproofing #health #sustainability #systemsthinking #permacultureliving #permaculturedesign #Verge

Harvesting Rainwater From My Roof.... What About Nasty Debris That Might Be on There?

Rainwater experts Michelle Avis and Dr. Peter Coombes have done the research... YOU can harvest rainwater safely from ANY roof with a properly designed system! Our Rainwater Harvesting Course starting January 20th teaches you how to do exactly that! To try out our upcoming Rainwater Harvesting course ABSOLUTELY FREE, follow this link: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... This video is part two of a six-part series wherein Michelle Avis and Dr. Peter Coombes answer the most frequently asked questions regarding rainwater harvesting. The questions this time around is, “do I need to worry about pesticides and herbicides in my rainwater harvesting system, if I were to set one up?” Well, it turns out that quite simply, the answer is a resounding “no, you don’t need to worry about it”, providing you have a well-designed rainwater harvesting system that incorporates a natural treatment train. A natural treatment train should be one of the highest priorities for anyone who is designing a rainwater harvesting system. Surprisingly, this natural treatment train is simple yet effective, and can provide you and your loved ones with high quality drinking water in abundance. Rainwater harvesting has had a successful track record in drought-prone regions for millennia, and time-tested practices were developed. However, the utility, efficiency, and sustainability of these practices has been mostly forgotten in the recent history of centralized water supplies. If you are interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting, be sure to check out the Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course, starting on January 20th, 2021. For more information about the course follow this link: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it. #vergepermaculture #rainwaterharvesting #permaculture #rain #rainwater #rainwatercollection #water #resilience #droughtproofing #health #sustainability #systemsthinking #permacultureliving #permaculturedesign #Verge

Ideas on the Verge: Margaret Klein Salamon

On this episode, Mitch gets to talking with author and climate warrior Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD. Their discussion is very wide ranging and covers a lot of ground – everything from how to deal with difficult folks, what you can do after accepting climate truth, and how to turn your fear into action 🚨 . For those unfamiliar with the guest... Margaret is a clinical psychologist that has shifted all her energy into lighting a fire under the keesters of folks around the world to take action against climate change. She is the founder and director of The Climate Mobilization ( https://www.theclimatemobilization.... ) and is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency, How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth ( https://newsociety.ca/books/f/facin... ) FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it.

Why YOU Should Be Harvesting Rainwater!

Rainwater experts Michelle Avis and Dr. Peter Coombes answer YOUR most frequently asked questions about rainwater harvesting! To sample our Rainwater Harvesting Course FOR FREE, click here: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... The first question in this 6-part series is “why should I harvest rainwater?” The answer it turns out, is multidimensional. Here, Peter discusses the benefits of rainwater harvesting at a variety of scales. From your own health and that of your communities, to the positive externalities for biodiversity and climate change mitigation, rainwater harvesting has an abundance of benefits. Rainwater harvesting is an ancient practice that evolved over 1000s of years in most cultures. Early Egyptian, Indian, Korean, Chinese, and Roman settlements collected and stored rainwater to sustain human settlements, animals, and agriculture. These civilizations—and many others— learned to harvest and store rainfall from different surfaces, and to manage catchment systems to ensure human health. Rainwater harvesting has had a successful track record in drought-prone regions for millennia, and time-tested practices were developed. However, the utility, efficiency, and sustainability of these practices has been mostly forgotten in the recent history of centralized water supplies. If you are interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting, be sure to check out our Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course, starting on January 20th, 2021. For more information or to sign up, head on over to: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rainwa... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it. #Vergepermaculture #rainwaterharvesting #permaculture #rain #rainwater #rainwatercollection #water #resilience #droughtproofing #health #sustainability #systemsthinking #permacultureliving #permaculturedesign #Verge

Sea Buckthorn Water Kefir - Q & A #AskRobAvis 009

Sea buckthorn water kefir soda is the solution Michelle and Rob have found - fermented with superfood berries, healthy teas, and probiotic kefir grains, and naturally sweetened with non-glycemic stevia, it’s a fizzy refresher the family can’t get enough of! This video is part of a new weekly Q & A series where Rob answers some of the excellent viewer questions posted to the comments below each video. Just search #AskRobAvis on Google or YouTube to see Rob's answers. 0:08 "Do you have a freezer dedicated to storing and threshing the branches? How does your fan winnowing work...aren't the berries and leaves wet from having been frozen? 2:57 "how long are grains good for?" 4:20 "Research on exposing honey to high heat isn't good for it. Is it best to add it later when the tea cools, or just use sugar? Video Source: Sea Buckthorn Water Kefir: Healthy Soda For YOU! https://youtu.be/yLauSkY9ogs Sign up for our Newsletter here: https://vergepermaculture.ca/list_o... Building Your Permaculture Property - Our book on sale April 2021 http://mypermacultureproperty.com Check out the Verge T-Shirts, mugs, and other merch in our merch store. Order yours today! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it.

HowTo Run A Lean Farm: A Tip Inspired By The Book "The Lean Farm"

Maximizing value and minimizing work is a common challenge on permaculture farms. Verge intern Mitch shares how he applied ideas from Ben Hartman's book, The Lean Farm" to improve the productivity of the tool shed on Verge Farm. Mitch also got the first time jitters on the camera and muddled up pickaxes and pitchforks! Silly goose. Book:"The Lean Farm How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work" Ben Hartman Affiliate link (at no extra cost to you but Verge gets a little cash from your purchase) https://shrsl.com/2ps7k Direct link to purchase - no Verge affiliate payment: https://www.chelseagreen.com/produc... Sign up for our Newsletter here: https://vergepermaculture.ca/list_o... Building Your Permaculture Property - Our book on sale April 2021 http://mypermacultureproperty.com Check out the Verge T-Shirts, mugs, and other merch in our merch store. Order yours today! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: As a special gift when you subscribe to our newsletter is that we’ll send you the link to download our drop-dead-gorgeous Blog Book: 50 breathtaking magazine-style pages of our most popular blog posts and articles over the past five years, from permaculture ABCs to property-buying, home design, eco-investing, and community retrofitting. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Why should you reserve a place in your bulging in-box for Verge’s newsletters? One reason: because we challenge the headlines and cultural paradigms with a whole different kind of alternative fact: Permaculture-inspired businesses can succeed – and restore the planet. And we’ll show you how to do it.
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