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Verge Permaculture is about Permaculture Design. We don't just talk about Permaculture, we actually 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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Permaculture = food security+work less+live with abundance - Gaia's Garden 5: A Yard That Provides

In these turbulent sometimes scary times, Toby discusses how we can overcome fear to live with security and abundance with our yard providing much of what we need. Most people work to live sometimes doing boring and monotonous tasks, or high pace and high stress jobs. Toby challenges that perspective by showing us how it is possible to reduce the need to earn through permaculture, bringing freedom, abundance, and security!! Specific topics covered include: 4:20 Where did money come from 13:31 Creating a regenerative economy 16:52 Local currencies 20:18 A job or a Living? 24:04 The complex workplace 26:45 Designing a secure livelihood 32:39 Designing a secure livelihood:Multiple strategies 33:33 Reduce consumption 39:12 Find non-monetary ways of support 43:48 Develop valuable skills 47:20 Have multiple sources of livelihood 53:03 Start small, grow by chunking 57:12 Generate a surplus 58:32 The Eight Forms of Capital 1:05:02 Eight forms of currency 1:08:48 “Right Livelihood” 1:13:49 Income and resources from your yard 1:18:09 Value-added products 1:20:59 Don’t want to be a market gardener? 1:23:18 Provide other basic needs on the permaculture flower 1:24:55 If you love doing or creating something…. 1:27:24 Homework: Your design project Toby gives you an opportunity to apply permaculture design to your own property with “homework” activities, to get you thinking about what you could do with your yard, garden, acreage, or farm. This is the FIFTH and final lesson in a 5 part video series and is the last class that Toby Hemenway taught before he passed. Toby taught all over the world and left two incredible books behind which clearly delineate the concept of permaculture. See below for links to the books: Toby's Books: Support the channel and production of this video. Buy the book with an affiliate link here: http://shrsl.com/1gfp2 Buy the book without the affiliate link here. https://www.chelseagreen.com/produc... Get your contour map and our digital design process and tool for free: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ Toby Hemenway's website: http://tobyhemenway.com/ Links to other videos in this series: * Lesson 1 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Cmj7ly4d7s4 * Lesson 1 Permaculture Introduction: https://youtu.be/F42bE7x3jec * Lesson 2 Prelude: https://youtu.be/v4m7RZpqwZ0 * Lesson 2 Soil: https://youtu.be/tnOxF75F2b8 * Lesson 3 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Igo98ehZIIU * Lesson 3 - Plants: https://youtu.be/xdpNREUS9_g * Lesson 4 Prelude: https://youtu.be/MrN5CKaILBg * Lesson 4: https://youtu.be/xkWjXeaY4Sg * Lesson 5 Prelude: https://youtu.be/ZslM7uPluyk * Lesson 5: You are here! 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.

Live well with food security while enhancing the ecosystem: Preamble to Toby's Lesson 5

In a world that can be troubling and scary, but we can design around the problems to live in abundance and well being while enhancing the ecosystem. A key to building resilience, food security and enhancing the ecosystem is understanding and developing the 8 forms of capital, which Rob and Takota discuss in this video. This video is a prelude to the final lesson in Toby's 5 part “Creating Gaia’s Garden” introduction to permaculture course. Toby was one of the best permaculture teachers on the planet as he clearly communicated complex ideas in ways that anyone could understand. He made permaculture fun, exciting and backed up the ideas of permaculture with science.   8 forms of capital book: http://www.appleseedpermaculture.co... Links to other videos in this series: (to come as more videos added) * Lesson 1 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Cmj7ly4d7s4 * Lesson 1 Permaculture Introduction: https://youtu.be/F42bE7x3jec * Lesson 2 Prelude: https://youtu.be/v4m7RZpqwZ0 * Lesson 2 Soil: https://youtu.be/tnOxF75F2b8 * Lesson 3 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Igo98ehZIIU * Lesson 3 - Plants: https://youtu.be/xdpNREUS9_g * Lesson 4 Prelude: https://youtu.be/MrN5CKaILBg * Lesson 4: https://youtu.be/xkWjXeaY4Sg * Lesson 5 Prelude: You are here! * Lesson 5: https://youtu.be/ZslM7uPluyk FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Share your interest in permaculture and sustainability with T-shirts and other products from the Verge Merch Store! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2mRYEd4 $10 - http://bit.ly/2Deg0Xx $20 - http://bit.ly/2rjHqtM Follow Rob Avis https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... https://twitter.com/vergepc?lang=en Watch More Rob Avis: Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming: http://bit.ly/2DEOGCR Urban Homesteading Video Series: http://bit.ly/2DilqF3 Verge Grad Interview Series: http://bit.ly/2FM9AAE 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 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.

Outstanding grass fed, pasture raised BBQ in Ashville NC

Rob had some amazing southern BBQ and guess what? The meal was pasture raised, grass fed and finished, non-GMO, grown without the use of hormones or antibiotics, and the animals treated humanely to Temple Grandin Standard. Today, Rob shares the story of a business that shows how permaculture principles can be applied beyond the garden to create great BBQ! Rob attended the Mother Earth News Fair in Ashville North Carolina (April 27-28, 2019), and when he went for lunch he found Farmhouse BBQ. Rob LOVES his southern BBQ, and he was not only impressed by the food at Farmhouse BBQ, but also with the way the food was sourced and prepared to promote our health and sustainable and environmentally responsible farming methods. Farmhouse BBQ website: goodforyoubbq.com Mother Earth news fair website https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com... These events are super important community gatherings of like minds and it reminds me that there are a ton of people on the planet doing amazing work in all walks of life and domains. If you are looking to interact with like minds these fairs are absolutely worth attending. I will be going to the Maryland, Kansas and Seven Springs fairs and would love to see you all there! For more information on the fairs go to: https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com... Music by: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com/ FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Share your interest in permaculture and sustainability with T-shirts and other products from the Verge Merch Store! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2mRYEd4 $10 - http://bit.ly/2Deg0Xx $20 - http://bit.ly/2rjHqtM Follow Rob Avis https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... https://twitter.com/vergepc?lang=en Watch More Rob Avis: Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming: http://bit.ly/2DEOGCR Urban Homesteading Video Series: http://bit.ly/2DilqF3 Verge Grad Interview Series: http://bit.ly/2FM9AAE 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.

Permaculture Design For Food Security: Gaia's Garden Lesson 4

Toby Hemmenway talks about how your yard and landscape can be designed to save money, save energy, produce food and live confidently in the security of your food and other resources. Specific topics covered include: 3:03 Guidelines for deciding what to grow in your yard 13:43 Microclimates: Season extenders, windbreaks & sun traps 29:49 Landscape design for saving energy 51:38 Home energy systems - fuel from your yard 55:27 Saving, harvesting, and using water wisely This is the FOURTH lesson in a 5 part video series and is the last class that Toby Hemenway taught before he passed. Toby taught all over the world and left two incredible books behind which clearly delineate the concept of permaculture. See below for links to the books: Links to other videos in this series: (to come as more videos added) Links to other videos in this series: (to come as more videos added) * Lesson 1 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Cmj7ly4d7s4 * Lesson 1 Permaculture Introduction: https://youtu.be/F42bE7x3jec * Lesson 2 Prelude: https://youtu.be/v4m7RZpqwZ0 * Lesson 2 Soil: https://youtu.be/tnOxF75F2b8 * Lesson 3 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Igo98ehZIIU * Lesson 3 - Plants: https://youtu.be/xdpNREUS9_g * Lesson 4 Prelude: https://youtu.be/MrN5CKaILBg * Lesson 4: You are here * Lesson 5 Prelude: https://youtu.be/ZslM7uPluyk * Lesson 5: https://youtu.be/ZslM7uPluyk Support the channel and production of this video. Buy the book with an affiliate link here: http://shrsl.com/1gfp2 Buy the book without the affiliate link here. https://www.chelseagreen.com/produc... Get your contour map and our digital design process and tool for free: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ Toby Hemenway's website: http://tobyhemenway.com/ 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 here: 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.

Snow Harvesting Using Edges: Use permaculture design to amplify annual precipitation

Rob will "blow your mind" describing how you can use permaculture design to optimize edge to increase the amount of moisture that your property receives. You can amplify the precipitation falling on your property each year by maximizing the amount of snow our property catches, which will initiate an upward spiral, leading to additional benefits. Get our open source design tools and free contour map at: www.contourmapgenerator.com Second day in a row that it snowed in Calgary in April. In this video, I talk about how Northern property owners can increase the amount of water flowing onto their property by harvesting snow with edges. Edges can be trees, fences, buildings, shrubs and snow fences. No other place on earth can increase their water harvesting potential like we can. What is interesting about this is that once we harvest water we can grow more edges. When we grow more edges they capture more snow, more snow means more water which means more edge. And the cycle continues. This is what we call an upward spiral. FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Share your interest in permaculture and sustainability with T-shirts and other products from the Verge Merch Store! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2mRYEd4 $10 - http://bit.ly/2Deg0Xx $20 - http://bit.ly/2rjHqtM Follow Rob Avis https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... https://twitter.com/vergepc?lang=en Watch More Rob Avis: Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming: http://bit.ly/2DEOGCR Urban Homesteading Video Series: http://bit.ly/2DilqF3 Verge Grad Interview Series: http://bit.ly/2FM9AAE 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/

Preparing for food security: Prelude to Creating Gaia's Garden Lesson 4

In this video, Takota and Rob provide their pre-amble to Toby’s “Creating Gaia’s Garden: Lesson 4” video on food security. They share some insight into the process and principles that provide the foundation for the techniques, ideas, and detailed information from Toby. This prelude video will compliment Toby’s information and strengthen your understanding when you watch Toby’s video. Toby was one of the best permaculture teachers on the planet as he clearly communicated complex ideas in ways that anyone could understand. He made permaculture fun, exciting and backed up the ideas of permaculture with science.   Toby’s “Creating Gaia’s Garden” introduction to permaculture course has 5 parts, and each will be released in turn over the next few weeks. Before each part of Toby’s course, Takota and Rob will post a prelude video discussing topics in the next “Creating Gaia’s Garden” video. * Lesson 1 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Cmj7ly4d7s4 * Lesson 1 Permaculture Introduction: https://youtu.be/F42bE7x3jec * Lesson 2 Prelude: https://youtu.be/v4m7RZpqwZ0 * Lesson 2 Soil: https://youtu.be/tnOxF75F2b8 * Lesson 3 Prelude: https://youtu.be/Igo98ehZIIU * Lesson 3 - Plants: https://youtu.be/xdpNREUS9_g * Lesson 4 Prelude: YOU ARE HERE! * Lesson 4: https://youtu.be/xkWjXeaY4Sg * Lesson 5 Prelude: https://youtu.be/ZslM7uPluyk * Lesson 5: May 24, 2019 FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Share your interest in permaculture and sustainability with T-shirts and other products from the Verge Merch Store! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2mRYEd4 $10 - http://bit.ly/2Deg0Xx $20 - http://bit.ly/2rjHqtM Follow Rob Avis https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... https://twitter.com/vergepc?lang=en Watch More Rob Avis: Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming: http://bit.ly/2DEOGCR Urban Homesteading Video Series: http://bit.ly/2DilqF3 Verge Grad Interview Series: http://bit.ly/2FM9AAE 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/

Pump Water Up Hill Without Power! Build Your Own Ram Pump for your to your garden homestead or farm

If you need to moVe water uphill to your homestead, garden, or farm WITHOUT electricity or gas power, a Ram Pump is for you! Ram pumps use simple low tech almost completely solid-state technology to move 1000 US gallons or 3785 L of water uphill from a stream or pond to you where you need it every day. Water your garden, or bring drinking water to your cattle and use no power with this device! Tim from Patriate pump shows us how they are built, how they operate and has even given his parts list away for free so that you can build your very own ram pump. http://patriotrampump.com/ If you want to see appropriate tech like this and much more I highly recommend that you come to future Mother Earth News Fairs. To find out more about Mother Earth News Fairs go to: https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com... FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Share your interest in permaculture and sustainability with T-shirts and other products from the Verge Merch Store! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2mRYEd4 $10 - http://bit.ly/2Deg0Xx $20 - http://bit.ly/2rjHqtM Follow Rob Avis https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... https://twitter.com/vergepc?lang=en Watch More Rob Avis: Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming: http://bit.ly/2DEOGCR Urban Homesteading Video Series: http://bit.ly/2DilqF3 Verge Grad Interview Series: http://bit.ly/2FM9AAE 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/ #Motherearthnews #Permaculture #rampump #Davidcutter

Mother Earth News Fair - Hope for Sustainability: My Thoughts

After a great weekend at the Mother Earth News Fair in Ashville North Carolina (April 27-28, 2019), I am coming home. I met incredible people, saw incredible sustainability products and am supercharged to get into another epic summer of Permaculture. These events are super important community gatherings of like minds and it reminds me that there are a ton of people on the planet doing amazing work in all walks of life and domains. If you are looking to interact with like minds these fairs are absolutely worth attending. I will be going to the Maryland, Kansas and Seven Springs fairs and would love to see you all there! For more information on the fairs go to: https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com... Music by: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com/ FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Share your interest in permaculture and sustainability with T-shirts and other products from the Verge Merch Store! https://teespring.com/stores/verge-... DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2mRYEd4 $10 - http://bit.ly/2Deg0Xx $20 - http://bit.ly/2rjHqtM Follow Rob Avis https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... https://twitter.com/vergepc?lang=en Watch More Rob Avis: Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming: http://bit.ly/2DEOGCR Urban Homesteading Video Series: http://bit.ly/2DilqF3 Verge Grad Interview Series: http://bit.ly/2FM9AAE 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/ food security, environmental science,
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