Rob Avis: Verge Permaculture

Once an engineer in Calgary’s oil fields, Rob now applies his technical expertise as a leading-edge teacher/consultant in regenerative ecological design. His message? – Transformation is not only possible, it’s profitable. 

Since starting Verge Permaculture in 2008, Rob and his wife Michelle have helped more than 1000 students with “solid, proven, real-world theory combined with hands-on, dirt-under-the-fingernails training.”

Geoff Lawton, one of the world’s foremost permaculture experts, describes Verge as “one of North America’s premier permaculture design and education companies.” From home gardens to business start-ups, Verge students learn to design and create integrated systems that both support local economies and regenerate the land.

A popular lecturer, Rob has earned further testimonials from permaculture’s bestselling author Toby Hemenway and beyond-organic farming superstar Joel Salatin among others. Learn more and connect with Rob at




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