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Monday, 12:00 pm MST: Rocket Mass Heaters, how they work what is great about them and why they might not be a fit for you. Bring your questions I’ll bring the answers.

Wednesday, 6:00pm MST: Intro to Permaculture, continued. We continue on with our Introduction to Permaculture Session 8 where we will talk about sectors, slope and overlay in design + a great story.

Friday,3:30pm MST:  Eating the way Nature Intended. Part 3 of how to think about diet through a permaculture lens.

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VergePermaculture
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 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. 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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  • DIY Land Design Webinar Replay
  • 8 Forms of Capital
  • DIY Land Design Case Studies
  • Permaculture and Diet
  • Videos From Our Students
  • 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
  • On My Mind Weekly Video Series
  • The Groundswell Campus For Applied Sustainable Living
  • Eco-Transformation of Our Urban Home Series
  • Permaculture Design Course Grads in Action
  • URBAN HOMESTEAD MINI-DOCUMENTARY
  • Make a Living With Permaculture/Farming
  • Verge Grad Interview Series
  • The Eco-transformation of Our Home

Food and Ethics

Next Verge PDC: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ Alberta Permaculture Convergence Near Calgary July 6h - 8th https://www.brownpapertickets.com/e... Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ 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/

Designing a Profitable Fungi and Livestock Farm Using the DIY Land Design Process

In this Video Megan and Kwesi talk about the design of their farm, Akesi Farms. They go in detail about how they used contour maps, water flows and weak link analysis to make decisions about what projects to work on next, which ones to put to the back burner and which ones to abandon. Megans Fungi Business: http://www.fungiakuafo.com/ Megans and Kwesi's Farm: https://www.akesifarms.com/ For a free E course on DIY Land Design: https://vergepermaculture.ca/diy_fr... FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G UPCOMING VERGE WORKSHOPS: Permaculture Design Certificate: http://bit.ly/2FP47t2 Permaculture Pro Webinar Series: http://bit.ly/2DivD4f Regenerative Business Mentorship: http://bit.ly/2BccBGT SALATIN SEMESTER BOOK: https://salatinsemester.com/ Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ 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/

Why You Need A Mud Kitchen In Your Backyard for your Kids

Mud Kitchens are an important part of the permaculture yard. They give kids a place to play so that they can destroy or sacrifice an area without destroying your garden! Calgary Mud Fair:, June 24th 2018http://www.commondigs.com/commondig... Calgary Forest School: http://www.commondigs.com/ FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G UPCOMING VERGE WORKSHOPS: Permaculture Design Certificate: http://bit.ly/2FP47t2 Permaculture Pro Webinar Series: http://bit.ly/2DivD4f Regenerative Business Mentorship: http://bit.ly/2BccBGT SALATIN SEMESTER BOOK: https://salatinsemester.com/ Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ 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/

Is the Wall of Water Worth It?

In this video I talk about the wall o water. What I like about it, if it is worth it and what I dislike about it. Let me know if you use them or if you have found another solution for these microclimate devices. Prairie Garden Seeds: https://prseeds.ca/ Casey's Tomatoes: http://caseysheirloomtomatoes.ca/ FREE RESOURCES: The Verge Blog Book: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg5G UPCOMING VERGE WORKSHOPS: Permaculture Design Certificate: http://bit.ly/2FP47t2 Permaculture Pro Webinar Series: http://bit.ly/2DivD4f Regenerative Business Mentorship: http://bit.ly/2BccBGT SALATIN SEMESTER BOOK: https://salatinsemester.com/ Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ 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/

Cold Climate Urban Permaculture and Soils

In this talk I am going to speak soil with Carmen from Urban Farm School. https://www.urbanfarmschool.ca/ Next Verge PDC: https://vergepermaculture.ca/pdc/ Alberta Permaculture Convergence Near Calgary July 6h - 8th https://www.brownpapertickets.com/e... Verge Website: https://vergepermaculture.ca/ 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/

All Your Questions Answered About Land Design - DIY Land Design Webinar #2 Replay

In this video Takota and I answer all your questions about land design + we talk about the biggest mistake we see on the properties we consult on. For a free 2 hour e-course on DIY Land Design go to https://vergepermaculture.ca/diy_fr... 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/

2018 Alberta Permaculture Convergence - Get Your Tickets Soon

Announcing the 2018 permaculture convergence. This year is going to be an incredible opportunity to connect with your fellow permaculture practitioners, learn some new skills and get out camping for the weekend. July 6th - 8th, get all the details and tickets with the link below. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/e... 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/

Permaculture Design of a 2300 Acre Pastured Pork and Beef Ranch With DIY Land Design

In this video Ian from Red Tail farms talks about how the DIY Land Design Course has completely changed the way that he looks at his land. He gives us a tour of his new design and shares some of his key insights as a result of going through the process. You can find our more about Ian's farm at: https://redtailfarms.ca/ For a free e-course on DIY Land design head to: https://vergepermaculture.ca/DIY 5:31 “As for most people, our biggest struggle is time and money. The other thing we struggle with clarity in terms of where we are heading” 6:30 "We were struggling with “physical exhaustion, working to the bone, it was affecting family life and spending time with my boys” 8:27 “ One of the biggest things I got from the course is focusing on simplicity in our lives. I have come out of this looking at how we can do less” 11:10 “ I am looking my land completely differently now” 15:04 “some of the projects that we are doing are very long term, I am hoping we can pass on a farm that is really flourishing, it will give our kids a lot of ease” 16:06 “It was actually really easy, it is good for me because I am not a real computer guy” 16:33 “I put in about 20 hours so far” 17:00 “ I actually thoroughly enjoyed it, everything starts coming together, it was amazing once we started with the water and working through the whole thing, and then suddenly it was clear that this is where we wanted to be “ 17:37 “moving forward now in this operation, we know what steps we need to take in order to get to where we want to be” 19:10 “I did not realize how impactful having contour lines were” 22:45 “ We live in a very dry area, we get 12-15 inches per year if the weather changes out here water is going to very important to our survival as it is one of the major weak links for us” 24:24 “I’ve heard of a lot of permaculture practices, a lot of it did not seem applicable for a large scale cattle farm, but this course has shown me that it is applicable to large and small scale” 38:44 “ specifically, this course is for any landowner, any farmer, this can even be done on small scale, this course is for anyone thinking or farming in a different manner than what we traditionally do on this planet right now.” 41:40 “ I am now super clear” 47:00 “ I have done a lot courses and attended a lot of conferences and this is the most impactful thing I have done” 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/
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