Peramculture Talk & Workshop Feb 24-25, Regina

Permaculture Regina is hosting Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture, who is touring the province to introduce people to this design system for sustainable human settlements.

A free talk will be given Friday Feb. 24 7-9 p.m. at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave. and on Saturday Feb 25 there will be a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 106, College Building, College & Scarth. For Information and workshop fees  call 535-9570 or 522-4167, visit
Eat Healthy Foods, or  e-mail .


(from Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison with Reny Mia Slay)

"Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments. The word itself is a contraction of permanent argriculture but also of permanent culture, as cultures cannot survive for long without a sustainable agricultural base and land use ethic.

On one level, permaculture deals with plants, animals, buildings and infrastructures (water, energy, communications). However, permaculture is not about these elements themselves, but rather about the
relationships we can create between them by the way we place them in the landscape." (page 1)

"Permaculture is about designing sustainable human settlements. It is a philosophy and approach to land use which weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management, and human needs into intricately connected, productive communities." (cover)



Permaculture - Feb 24-25, Regina – talk and workshop with Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture

An exciting opportunity to attend a worshop and hear an excellent speaker!

Free talk : Fri Feb 24 ,7-9 pm, Cathedral  Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 – 13th Avenue, Regina

Workshop : Sat Feb 25 , 9 am – 5 pm, Room 106, U of R College Avenue bldg., 2100 block College Ave., south side, College Ave & Scarth St, Regina, Saskatchewan

Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am for registration and coffee, the workshop will start promptly at 9:00 - there is a lot of knowledge to share!

This building is wheelchair accessible, access on south side of building.)

Workshop Fees

Before Feb  10: Student - $50, Regular - $90
After Feb 10: Student - $75, Regular - $115

Register by Feb 21 to ensure your spot.
By mail, phone or in-person at: Eat Healthy Foods, 3030 12th Ave, Regina (306) 522-4167

For workshop information or payment options Phone: (306) 535-9570 E-mail:

Facebook page: “Permaculture Regina”

Is cost an issue? Don’t let that stop you – we’d love to talk to you about  ways to make this work for you.


Many people today are keenly aware of a need for change and care deeply about the planet and their communities but feel powerless to do anything to make a difference. However, when informed about a diverse and deepening scope of positive, practical & effective solutions people become inspired and empowered change-makers in their communities.

Permaculture Regina is pleased to present  Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture. He will discuss the fundamentals of permaculture ethics, principles and design methodology and how it can be applied to:
- improve your home & backyard while saving resources and building a healthy place for family, friends and community;
- build resilient communities patterned after ecological principles; and
- assemble landscapes that clean water, use less energy, provide healthy organic food, save money and contribute to a healthy ecology.

Whether your interest is gardening, building homes, community work, economic regeneration, education, health, planning, business or green lifestyles, the application of permaculture design provides positive solutions towards a sustainable future.



Rob Avis and his wife Michelle run the Calgary-based consulting & education company, Verge Permaculture which specializes in creating sustainable human environments using whole-systems philosophies and working with nature.

 For more information about permaculture please visit 

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