Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Permaculture in Edmonton

The countdown is ON!  I'm registered to take the Edmonton PDC through Verge Permaculture  and I cannot wait to attend the first day of instruction on February 8th.  It's been many long months of reading and waiting for this course :)

Verge owners (Rob and Michelle Avis) also have an interesting talk coming up this week (in Edmonton) about the eco-transformation of their home.  Kelly and I are both attending and are really looking forward to learning specifics about their progress.  Taken from the invitation:

The Eco-transformation of Our Urban Home – FREE Presentations: January 24th & 25th
For the last three years Rob & Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture have been working hard to convert their Calgary inner city home into a thriving permaculture project complete with a front yard food forest, water-harvesting features, abundant food production, compost-making, a solar greenhouse, low-maintenance veggie gardens, greywater, natural building material demonstrations, and energy retrofits on the house. They’ve learned a lot, had many successes (and a few failures), and more than anything else are excited to be sharing their story here in Edmonton.

We have huge plans for our property over the next few years... the education and training through Verge will be a critical element in our "tool belt" - let the learning begin!


  1. I can see that you will be able to create an energy that you can pass on to your neighbors. Good for you....I have always tried to grow plants organically, but this is much more !! Good luck...and I will be reading your follow-up posts...

  2. I am so exited for you. I can't wait for your blog posts about your course, good link to Verge permaculture too.

  3. That sounds like a lot of fun Sherri. How long is the course? How many hours? Looking forward to reading all about it.

  4. I agree with the others that does sound like a great course to take.


  5. Thanks everyone :) The course runs until Summer. It's one full weekend (daytime only) each month until June (2 weekends). Really excited :)

  6. Great to hear! I took my PDC in 2009; Verge organized it and Pacific Permaculture taught the course. It honestly changed my life.

    1. Hey Dustin, I hear that my PDC class will be doing some work at your school :) I've checked out some youtube videos of yours - love what you are doing at the school. I'd like to get something going at a local high school near me :) Look forward to meeting you!