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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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Growing corn in soil with nitrogen deficiency - first results

We're growing corn in soil with nitrogen deficiency and some very special plant food. Early results are in and VERY promising! We planted our first garden on the farm we purchased this spring, and we found the soil to have a serious nitrogen deficiency. We had some material produced from industrial organic waste which we thought could improve our garden's productivity so we decided to try it out on part of our corn crop so we could compare results and measure the effectiveness of the material. In this video, we share the first, very early, exciting results! Learn more about turning waste into a valuable resource: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li... Learn more about Our Permaculture Property and follow our work to transform our farm to a permaculture demonstration property: http://mypermacultureproperty.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 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.

Water Harvesting With Beavers! Working With Nature.

#beaver #beaverbeliever We have a new beaver dam in construction in our creek! In this video I talk about the benefits of beavers and how they will transform one of the creeks that runs through our property. I might even explain what a "beaver deceiver" is! We will keep an eye on this dam as it gets built and report back soon! 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.

How spring water collection and a ram pump will provide gravity fed water

http://contourmapgenerator.com We are planning a power free water system for our home and livestock needs, come for a walk with Rob and the kids as Rob explains how he envisions spring water collection, a ram pump, and a pond meeting the water needs of the home and the livestock on the property In-video topic links 0:18 The most important thing to think about when designing a property: Observation 1:35 Getting “drunk on space” 1:51 Designing zones 1 and 2 to avoid the hamster wheel 2:52 We have springs + ram pump = power-free, gravity fed watering system for livestock 6:17 Raven proofing solar panels with an awesome tree fort 6:50 Looking for water harvesting opportunities 7:33 Pond opportunity discovered - possible gravity fed water for the whole property 9:41 Explaining ram pump potential capacity 10:35 Going for look at the spring 11:17 A spring under a tree! 11:55 The sprint with an embedded pipe 13:16 Spring box and ram pump plans to capture and store spring water 14:13 “let’s get a flow rate” 15:03 Calculating how much water we will be able to capture Contour map creating tool: https://contourmapgenerator.com Check out the T-Shirts in our merch store! 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.

Career Opportunities in Permaculture and Sustainability?

Considering a career in sustainability or the environment? Consider a career in Permaculture! In this video I discuss what I do for a living, how I got into it and advice for people wanting to get into permaculture or the sustainability field. 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.

Permaculture gardening: Increase nitrogen in soil with mulch

A good way to increase nitrogen in soil is by using mulch rather than adding fertilizer. I this video I show the mulch vegetable garden strategies we are using in our permaculture property. 0:12 Straw mulch - benefits 1:02 30:1 (Carbon to nitrogen ratio) or higher is carbonaceous 1:32 Lawn clippings as mulch 2:49 Close look at the corn and mulch 3:29 Compare to corn that hasn’t received grass clippings 4:16 Adding grass clippings 4:38 Grass clipping notes of caution 5:45 Building sheet mulch over the season 6:24 A close look at the soil, with and without mulch If you’re dreaming of going off the grid or building your own regenerative property, you won’t want to miss an episode of this video series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li... Join us as we make the land design journey real, right here: http://mypermacultureproperty.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/ If you’re dreaming of going off the grid or building your own regenerative property, you won’t want to miss an episode of this video series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li... Join us as we make the land design journey real, right here: http://mypermacultureproperty.com 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.

How to Diagnose a Nitrogen Deficiency, and increase nitrogen in the soil

Nitrogen deficiency is a common problem in gardens that is typically dealt with through the addition of water soluble nitrogen fertilizer. In this video we discuss how to diagnose it, what the root cause is and how to fix it. For more information on Eco-Growth go to www.ecogrowth.ca In video links: 0:48 what happens when you rototill a garden? 1:09 A good sign that there is a lack of organic matter in the soil… 1:28 Predicting low garden productivity for 2 years - early indicators 2:24 Why rototilling is not sustainable 2:43 How we will increase nitrogen levels 3:06 Comparing garden soil with forest soil 5:15 The best soil vs the worst soil, what that pattern tells us about planning for our garden 6:13 Why pigs will be part of the plan for our garden 6:31 What we can learn from observing Zone 5 6:55 Having a garden doesn’t mean we have to have bad soil 7:29 What is the “Ecogrowth nutrient”? 7:56 The Ecogrowth story - from industrial laundry to organic waste solution 8:12 Food waste and used paper towels to the garden bed 9:03 Experiment: Corn - with straw mulch & Ecogrowth nutrient 9:36 Why mulch is so valuable in a garden If you’re dreaming of going off the grid or building your own regenerative property, you won’t want to miss an episode of this video series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li... Join us as we make the land design journey real, right here: http://mypermacultureproperty.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: 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.

4 Acres of Local Food Production in a Container Using Vertical Farming & Permaculture Design

This Container will bring 4 Acres of local food Production to urban, northern, and remote communities, and is powered and fertilized by waste! With this technology, people living in remote areas could enjoy fresh, nutritious, affordable vegetables all year round! For more information Eco-Growth go to: www.eco-growth.ca Other videos with more about Eco-Growth: • https://youtu.be/VXXMZcsiDd4https://youtu.be/l06EBfspXyA About Eco Growth: Eco-Growth Environmental Inc. is a Calgary-based technology company focused on providing GREEN initiatives and solutions to environmental challenges through the development of innovate, sustainable technology. #permaculture design 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.

Waste to Energy: Turning Trash Into Cash While Saving The Planet and reducing your carbon footprint.

DO you PAY to get waste removed, or does your waste SAVE you money on your heat bill? In this video I explore the new Eco-Growth vidIQ waste to energy plant which turns cardboard, food waste, paper, wood and pretty much anything commercial and industrial operations typically pay to remove into a resource that can save them money. This system has the ability to turn waste into free thermal energy for process or space heat. They are also exploring using the thermal energy into power through a rankin style tubing. One of the novel systems that they are currently exploring is using the CO2 combustion products in their urban farm which is situated next to the waste to resource skid that we explore in this video. Another video with more about Eco-Growth: https://youtu.be/VXXMZcsiDd4 About Eco Growth: Eco-Growth Environmental Inc. is a Calgary-based technology company focused on providing GREEN initiatives and solutions to environmental challenges through the development of innovate, sustainable technology. For more information Eco-Growth go to: www.eco-growth.ca 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/ waste to energy, carbon footprint, carbon offset,
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