In today’s episode, we are thrilled to welcome Rob Avis, an internationally trained and certified expert in renewable energy and regenerative design. Alongside his wife and business partner, Michelle, Rob co-founded Verge Permaculture, a globally recognized and award-winning company specializing in design, consulting, and education.
Rob made a significant career shift in 2008, leaving the oil and gas industry to focus on the development of Verge. Over the past decade, he has guided more than 3000 students and hundreds of clients in designing and creating integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste, and food. His work not only supports the local economy but also contributes to land regeneration.
As a skilled Professional Engineer, Rob brings a wealth of practical expertise to the table. His knowledge spans across building science, appropriate technology—including solar, wind, and combined heat & power—rainwater harvesting, agro-ecology, ecosystem engineering, soil regeneration, and onsite wastewater treatment/septic design.
In our conversation with Rob, we will explore a range of topics:
- The distinctions between degenerate, sustainable, and regenerative paradigms.
- Strategies for protecting properties and homesteads against an unpredictable future.
- Common design mistakes people make on their properties.
- The impact of peak energy on our future lifestyles.
- The reasons why industrial farming is destined to fail.
- The similarities between the Irish Famine and our current predicament.
- Insights from the COVID-19 crisis and the Ukraine war about our potential future.
- Ways in which humans can cultivate positivity as much as negativity.
Join us as we delve into these intriguing topics and learn from Rob’s extensive experience and expertise.
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