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Storing Heat Underground in a Geosolar System

As an engineer and permaculture designer living in a cold-climate, I am particularly fascinated with the interplay between thermodynamics and design and with capturing “waste” energy and finding novel, inexpensive and efficient ways to store and/or recapture and re-use it. One of these such systems, is geothermal storage.

Urban Swales Part 3: On Levels and Transits

In this third video on urban swales, I explain why the level is a key tool in permaculture design and demonstrate its use to ensure that our swales work as intended...

Urban Swales Part 2: Construction, Spillways & Catchbasins

This second video in the urban swales series looks at permaculture design with water as the primary consideration.

Urban Swales, Weeping Tiles, and Mulched Pathways, Part 1

Last year, we did a series of videos looking at the swale systems on our property and demonstration site.

The Agrihood Project

An agrihood is a housing development built around a market garden and food forest.

Our Permaculture Homestead

Join us for a beautiful and info-packed video tour of our permaculture homestead!

3 Keys to Starting A Successful Permaculture Based Business

“Find the intersection between your passions and your strengths and problems that need solving.”

7 Things You Should Know About Permaculture

What is permaculture? For those of you who’ve only heard of the term in passing, and ever for you seasoned “permies” who struggle to explain this exciting (and sometimes life-changing) idea to others, here’s the gist in 7 points.

Tips and Insights from Miracle Farms

Recently Michelle, Rowan, Naomi and I embarked on a cross-country train trip to attend a family reunion in the eastern townships of Quebec. With a little extra time left over after the festivities, I decided to connect with Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms for a day, having come across Stefan’s work in this amazing Youtube video:

Permaculture Business

I recently reached out to some of the best in the field to get their advice for those just starting out in permaculture, particularly around untapped opportunities and common barriers.