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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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  • Industrial permaculture - waste to resource
  • COVID / Corona virus
  • Building Your Permaculture Property Q&A Sessions
  • Chris Magwood
  • Zero Carbon building
  • Brad Lancaster
  • Building Your Permaculture Property
  • Sustainable Development In Practice
  • Herbicides and Pesticides
  • Permaculture Design
  • Random conversations
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Permaculture and Water
  • Creating Gaia's Garden with Toby Hemenway
  • Growing Good Business Interview Series
  • Climate Crisis
  • Weeds and what they tell you
  • Wood Stoves
  • Technology for Permaculture
  • 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
  • Microgreens
  • Permaculture community
  • Audio Only Episodes
  • Adaptive Habitat Land Design
  • Microclimates
  • Sustainable Home Design Workshop with Chris Magwood
  • YouTube Live sessions
  • Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Tool
  • Ideas on The Verge: A Collaboration bw New Society Publishers and Verge
  • Why Permaculture Based Businesses Fail
  • Why Eat Organic?
  • Everything Gardens
  • Information on diet
  • The Tail End
  • PDC Pattern Videos
  • Permaculture Pattern
  • How Permaculture Changed My Life
  • DIY Land Design Webinar Replay
  • 8 Forms of Capital
  • Adaptive Habitat Land Design Case Studies
  • Permaculture and Diet
  • Videos From Our Students
  • Swales - Urban and Rural

Get Your Garden In Order Now...

Gardening is one of the most important skills you can develop to keep yourself, sane, health and most importantly fed. With the state of the economy and the world gardening is going to be very important to ensure food security. Getting the fertility up in your garden will increase your chances of success. As things get tough getting access to manure might get tough. Take and PDC: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ 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.

Passive Solar Greenhouse Glazing, Which Is Best?

What Product Should You Use to Glaze your Passive Solar Greenhouse? In this video I discuss the merits of polycarbonate vs. Solarwrap for glazing your passive solar greenhouse. Both have pros and cons which is what we discuss today. Passive solar greenhouse case studies: https://bit.ly/35NOPUC Comprehensive Passive solar greenhouse Design self-study course https://vergepermaculture.ca/produc... Introduction to Passive solar greenhouse design manual https://vergepermaculture.ca/produc... For more information on Solawrap check out. https://www.solawrapfilms.com/ Topic links in this video: 0:15 Two good kinds of glazing material 1:10 Why I choose polycarbonate 1:33 Two important lessons learned about using polycarbonate glazing 2:51 Another benefit of solar wrap 3:14 Passive solar greenhouse case studies 3:35 Greenhouse gas emission equivalent per square meter for greenhouses 4:54 carbon equivalency for a conventional greenhouse 6:37 Peak shale oil - implications for greenhouses & our diets 7:37 Why are we still building our greenhouse? 8:45 Fragility of our food system because of dependence on fossil fuel 9:09 It’s time to start taking our supply chains into our own hands 9:36 “Treading on a knife edge” 9:44 Learn more about designing your own passive solar greenhouse 9:57 Passive Solar Greenhouse design self-study course (course link below) 10:46 We’d love to profile your greenhouse or your business! Passive solar greenhouse design products: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... 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.

Sub Soil & Top Soil In a Passive Solar Greenhouse

Learn how important both topsoils and subsoils are in a Passive Solar Greenhouse Learn how to design and build your own greenhouse: https://vergepermaculture.ca/passiv... In our first greenhouse we did not have access to subsoil as our greenhouse was built on a concrete pad. This greenhouse is open at the bottom which gives our plants access to both subsoil and top soil. Our greenhouse will have roughly 2 ft of subsoil at the bottom and 1ft of topsoil on top. As we grow in the greenhouse we will end up growing more top soil as the roots exude carbon and structure the subsoil with life. 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.

Passive Solar Greenhouse Build Progress Update September 1, 2020

Design your own greenhouse and subterranean heating and cooling system. https://vergepermaculture.ca/produc... Rob reports on our passive solar greenhouse build, discussing the subterranean heating and cooling system, and the. passive solar greenhouse design tool. We will discuss the manifold, how it is built and how it will be installed into the greenhouse. 0:13 Rob describes the manifolds 0:40 Weeping tile - allows condensation to feed roots and cooling - subterranean heating and cooling system 1:38 Modelling appears to confirm that these systems do have positive effects on heating 2:43 Greenhouse design tool 3:43 Instrumentation - plans to measure greenhouse performance and adjust the model used in the design tool so people can better design a greenhouse suitable for where they live 4:30 Greenhouse plans for sale 5:12 Greenhouse is essential here because we only get 100 frost free days in a year 6:21 Plans to integrate chicken and ducks Join us. as we apply our proven 5-step land design process to our own recently purchased rural 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 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.

Thank You BCS America!

BCS America has been a huge supporter of Hull Services which has meant that their gardens have been super productive using their BCS tractor. This has made a big difference in the lives of countless youth who study at Hull. Hull Services is a school in Calgary Alberta that helps at risk youth with complex mental health needs through innovative programming that focuses on motor skills like horticulture, permaculture, carpentry, automotive and other tactile learning. For more information on BCS tractors go to: https://www.bcsamerica.com/ For more information on Hull Services go to: https://www.hullservices.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/ 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 gardening, improving soil nutrition experiment- Update September 1, 2020

Here is an update on our soil nutrition improvement experiment, using dehydrated food waste to feed our nitrogen depleted soil. Here is the first video in which Rob explains the experiment and he and Michelle plant the garden. 1:10 Rob explains wha the ecogrowth is 1:37 The next experiment and how it should speed up future results 2:04 A close look - some of the worst hit by frost Ecogrowth website: http://www.eco-growth.ca/ 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 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.

Who Should Take a Permaculture Design Course and What Do You Get Out of It?

Vaden Somers talks about what he got out of a PDC, who should take it and how it changed his life. Take a Verge PDC: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ 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 #Growyourown #Selfreliance

Soil assessment for a new regenerative agriculture / sustainable living project

Today we investigate soil conditions on a high desert property so we can turn it into a sustainable living, regenerative agriculture property. This land has been overgrazed for a century, and features some historic land works intended to improve its productivity that may prove useful in our project. In video topic links: 0:29 Dave’s goal and ambitions for the land 1:30 Unique aspects and challenges of Dave’s project 2:24 A typical overgrazed landscape 2:43 Water harvesting opportunities 2:54 Similarities to the Tucson swales 3:48 Looking for patterns, finding a gold mine 4:29 Example of an earlier earthwork feature and its effect 5:26 Comparing soils near the grove of trees, and away from the grove 5:45 Soil inside the grove 8:19 Soil outside the grove 11:36 Thee 5 step design process 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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