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VergePermaculture
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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  • From the Farm
  • Mapping for Permaculture Design
  • All about composting
  • Verge Farm Passive Solar Greenhouse Build
  • Q&As - Ask Us Anything
  • 2020 Introduction to Permaculture
  • Chris Magwood
  • Brad Lancaster
  • Building Your Permaculture Property
  • Sustainable Development In Practice
  • Permaculture Design
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Permaculture and Water
  • Growing Good Business Interview Series
  • Regenerative Farming
  • Better Gardening With Permaculture
  • Our Food Supply & Food Security
  • Fungi and Permaculture
  • Sustainable Biomass Combustion and Heating
  • Peak Everything
  • Permacuture In Practice: Real World Examples
  • Solar Technology
  • Ideas on The Verge: A Collaboration between New Society Publishers and Verge
  • Everything Gardens
  • PDC Pattern Videos
  • How Permaculture Changed My Life
  • 8 Forms of Capital
  • Permaculture and Diet
  • Swales - Urban and Rural
  • Concepts & Themes in Permaculture
  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Resilient Homes Acreages and Farms
  • Snow Water Harvesting
  • What You Can You Do About Climate Change? 10 Part Series
  • How To Build an IBC Wicking Bed - DIY
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Passive Solar Greenhouse Design
  • The Groundswell Campus For Applied Sustainable Living
  • Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming
  • Verge PDC Grads Interview Series
  • The Eco-transformation of Our Urban Home

Raised Beds | why we like them and how to build them in a greenhouse

We're hosting another FREE Online Permaculture Summit and you're invited! Click here to learn more: https://vergepermaculture.ca/hope-k... We built raised beds in our greenhouse and we're here today to tell you why. There are many differing opinions when it comes to raised beds and in this video Rob cuts through the noise to tell you why we like raised beds, especially in our passive solar greenhouse! Not only that, but we'll share a few tips for how to build raised beds by yourself. Let us know what you learned in the comment section down below! --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://newsociety.ca/books/e/essen... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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 Include Water Features in Your Yard

You’d be amazed at how valuable it is to incorporate water features into your landscape… From the calming white noise that moving water emits to the upward spiral of ecosystem benefits that water sustains, it’s a worthwhile thing to include in your designs, and Carmen is with us today to tell us why! Carmen Lamoureux is an experienced Permaculture designer, consultant, and educator. She is also one of the main instructors for our annual Online Permaculture Design Courses, and both owner and founder of Urban Farm School in Calgary, Alberta. --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://newsociety.ca/books/e/essen... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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.

Online Permaculture Summit | Hope, Knowledge and a Plan | Verge Brings you Experts in Sustainability

Registration and attendance are free! Click to secure your spot today: https://vergepermaculture.ca/hope-k... This past spring, we offered three free days of advanced permaculture teaching and empowerment- and we were astounded at the response! Participants from every part of the globe showed up to learn, share, and inspire one another, and build an international community based on hope, coupled with proactive, informed solutions. We called it a Summit, but it turned into so much more…and there was no way it could be a one-time wonder! So this fall we’re going all-out, with a vision to combat climate anxiety. We're bringing you Three Days of Must-Have Tactics, Tools, and Empowerment To Grow Food – Harvest Water – Combat Climate Change – and Thrive No Matter What! --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://newsociety.ca/books/e/essen... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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.

How To Maximize Growing Space in Your Passive Solar Greenhouse

Registration is now open for our annual online Permaculture Design Course. ➡ visit https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... for more details 🌿 In any greenhouse, one of your biggest limiting factors is going to be space. There are many ways of overcoming that issue, and one that we've found to be quite effective is to work UP! Given the steep angle of our glazing and the tall north wall, there is a lot of "dead space" overhead that hypothetically could be filled with delicious edibles. And so we are working on exactly that! With many different ways of maximizing vertical space, here Rob Avis details the ways that HE optimizes greenhouse growing here in Central Alberta, Canada. Overall, we LOVE our passive solar greenhouse and are so excited to see how much of a season extension we end up getting! Our models show it should stay above freezing until well into December so stay tuned to find out 😉 --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://newsociety.ca/books/e/essen... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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.

Affordable + Effective Root Cellar Design for North America and Cold Climates | Passive Technology

Early-bird registration is on for a limited time for our annual online Permaculture Design Course. ➡ visit https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... for more details 🌿 In a cold climate like ours that only gets 100 frost free days a year, it is essential to have effective and affordable food storage systems. Of course fridges & freezers do exist, but root cellars present you with the opportunity to store even more food for less money as you're no longer paying for external energy inputs. And as your gardens get bigger (like ours) you will inevitably need more space for all your delicious pickles, ferments, jams, sauces, and root crops! This root cellar in particular is exciting because Rob designed it with earth tubes! These tubes run for 250 underground and will naturally heat and cool the root cellar with the goal of keeping the internal temperature and humidity levels in the right zone. How have you designed YOUR root cellar? Let us know in the comments down below! --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://newsociety.ca/books/e/essen... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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.

Food Forest Maintenance: How to Manage Nutrient Cycles

Early-bird registration is now open for our annual, live & online Permaculture Design Course. ➡ visit https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... for more details 🌿 Your goal with food forestry is to create systems that foster natural nutrient cycles. And ideally, they are designed in a way that minimizes the work involved! Bringing in adequate amounts of biomass is a key factor in nurturing the soil in your forest garden – and there are several ways of going about this. Carmen Lamoureux is one of the main instructors for our annual Online Permaculture Design Courses, a master gardener, and a food forest expert. Enjoy this video taken in Carmen’s yard where she discusses how she manages biomass in her front yard permaculture garden. --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://newsociety.ca/books/e/essen... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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.

The 3 Most Important Tips for Safe & Effective Rainwater Harvesting ANYWHERE in the World

Early-bird registration is now open for our annual, live & online Permaculture Design Course. ➡ visit https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... for more details 🌿 Rainwater harvesting is not as complex as people think. With these 3 tips and a few key principles in mind, you can EASILY build your own system anywhere in the world at a surprisingly affordable cost. Rob has been designing Rainwater systems for many years and even co-wrote a book on the topic with his wife Michelle, which you can find on our website by clicking the link under our --BOOKS-- section down below. --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://vergepermaculture.ca/produc... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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 Garden Design Around Existing Mature Trees

Early-bird registration is now open for our annual, live & online Permaculture Design Course. ➡ visit https://vergepermaculture.ca/online... for more details 🌿 When you buy a property if usually comes with existing trees and plant species… Using Permaculture as a design tool allows you to see opportunities that you otherwise might not have seen. Rather than ripping everything out to start from scratch, work with your existing landscape! Shade is not as limiting as you think and you can plant surprisingly abundant ecologies around mature trees, just like Carmen did. Carmen Lamoureux is a master gardener of 30+ years, one of the main instructors for our annual Online Permaculture Design Courses, and both owner and founder of Urban Farm School in Calgary, Alberta. --- EDUCATION --- Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... Essential Rainwater Harvesting Course: https://vergepermaculture.ca/rain/ Permaculture Design Certification: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Contour Map Generator: https://contourmapgenerator.com/ --- BOOKS --- Essential Rainwater Harvesting: A Guide to Home-Scale System Design: https://newsociety.ca/books/e/essen... Building your Permaculture Property: A 5-Step Process to Design & Develop Land: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... --- CONNECT WITH US --- Meet the Verge Team: https://vergepermaculture.ca/meet-o... Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ Build Your Permaculture Property: https://www.mypermacultureproperty.... Ideas on the Verge Podcast: https://vergepermaculture.ca/iov/ Building your Permaculture Property Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/buildin... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vergeperma... 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 inbox 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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