About

The quest to regenerate your land yields a more joyful, abundant life. It’s our mission to help you embrace regenerative living.

Follow a proven process for regenerative land management.

Your journey in land regeneration begins with the vision of a hopeful, abundant future for your loved ones. You picture them thriving on a property overflowing with life for generations to come.

Inspiration comes easily in land regeneration, but a clear pathway is harder to find. Regenerative land management is an exciting, emerging conversation full of opinions and ideas, but finding an authoritative voice and clear guidance in the midst of it is easier said than done.

Without a proven process to follow, your land regeneration project risks losing colossal amounts of time and money on guesswork and inefficient strategies. We believe you should never have to endure the heartbreak that accompanies a stalled, confused quest to build a resilient future for your family.

We share your sense of urgency and your concerns about the fragile state of our planet. That’s why we’ve spent years developing an industry-leading, proven consulting process for maximum impact in land regeneration.

5th World’s field-tested consulting process forges a powerful intersection between regenerative land management techniques and engineering expertise. By combining the trailblazing concepts of land regeneration with engineering disciplines, we develop a laser-sharp strategy for your project before the work on your land ever begins. Then, we use our project management expertise to transform your land into a resilient, antifragile ecosystem.

Here’s how your journey begins:

Discovery

Learn more about the land regeneration process while we assess your property’s fit for our consulting services.

Clarity

Develop a clear vision for the future of your land and determine whether your property can support your goals.

Transformation

Once you’ve built the strategic foundations of your project, your journey to a resilient, secure future begins!

Guiding Principles of
5th World Consulting

There are many reasons to transform your land and embrace regenerative living. These three pillars drive us forward in our work, and they will sustain you as well.

Resilience

Our world’s ecosystems are collapsing. We need landowners who are willing to show the world a hopeful path. Even though it often feels like the world is falling off of a cliff, humans can be just as regenerative as we are destructive!

Abundance

As much as regeneration is about survival, it is also about living in abundance and hope! There is great joy in building an anti-fragile, holistic, resilient ecosystem that provides a bountiful supply of food, water, and energy for your loved ones.

Serenity

Without a clear process to follow, the work of regenerating your land overwhelms as you try to solve every problem at once. We help you figure out where to focus your efforts for the greatest impact.

What is Land Regeneration?

That’s a big question, but here is the first thing you should understand. Rather than attempt to control nature, regeneration is a way to work WITH it. Your land knows how to heal itself, and the Regenerative Paradigm in agriculture is the key to designing an antifragile, resilient ecosystem. 

We are better than nature.

The Degenerative Paradigm sees humans above nature, taking what they want without respect for the consequences. It asks, “How do I get more?”

We are worse than nature.

The Sustainable Paradigm is a stark reaction to the Degenerative. It views humans as the problem and asks, “How do I cause less damage?”

We are nature.

The Regenerative Paradigm sees humans as part of a community in partnership with all living things where everyone can thrive. It asks, “How do I do more good?”

Find

the best property for your goals using our Pre-Purchase Consulting services.

the best property for your goals using our Pre-Purchase Consulting services.

Transform

your land through our proven Land Regeneration Consulting process. 

Strengthen

your land’s resilience by adding an innovative greenhouse to your property.

your land’s resilience by adding an innovative greenhouse to your property.

Meet our team

Rob Avis

Co-CEO at 5th World

Rob Avis is a leading voice in the land regeneration movement. He has combined an extensive background in engineering with a passion for regeneration to develop a clear process for regenerative land design and management.

His background in engineering gives Rob a unique insight into the complexity of a land’s ecosystem and the ways in which systems can work together to create resilient, antifragile supplies of food, water, and energy. 

Rob’s background was as a Mechanical Engineer in both industrial food processing and industrial energy (oil and gas). 

Conflicted by the practices he saw in place in those industries, Rob left the world of oil and gas in 2008 to learn everything he could about better ways to care for and manage our natural resources.

Rob studied renewable energy in Denmark for 6 months and the principles of permaculture for 3 years. 

After that, he launched two businesses to help educate and empower landowners with a passion for regeneration. 

Verge Permaculture was founded in 2008 and quickly became a premier permaculture design and education company, teaching the design process to more than 5,000 students. 

Adaptive Habitat was created to be a unique, cutting-edge design and management firm helping landowners apply the principles of permaculture and regenerative design. 

Now, 5th World Land Regeneration Consulting is Rob’s next evolution as a leader in the field. In this work he draws on more than 18 years of mechanical engineering experience. Rob specializes in the intersection of biology and thermo and fluid dynamics. This includes low energy consumption, water systems, passive solar greenhouses, irrigation, broad acre water harvesting, and renewable energy systems.

Most importantly, as Rob teaches other landowners the path forward, he’s living it himself. He currently lives on a 160-acre farm in central Alberta where he is building a multi-generational, regenerative farm that is built on the ecosystem principles he teaches on permaculture design and engineering.

Luke Rosewood

Consulting Manager

Luke Rosewood is deeply inspired by the idea that we can create paradise-like, resilient human habitats that exist in harmony with natural ecosystems. 

He has dedicated his career to translating this inspiration into action. Luke has worked as a design/build contractor with a focus on land regeneration projects for more than 12 years. During this time, he was a partner in Leaf Ninjas Inc. (2010-2015) and reGenerate Design Ltd. (2015-2020). 

His experience includes the design and installation of 60+ projects ranging from small and large urban residences to schoolyard naturalizations, community gardens, public parks, farms, homesteads, and acreages in Alberta and British Columbia.

In late 2019, Luke and his wife Vanessa welcomed their twins to the world. So, in early 2020 he took a hiatus from working in the field to focus on spending time with his family and start transforming their urban homesteading lifestyle into a rural, regenerative one. He wants his family’s life to be a living example of the endless possibilities of regenerative land management.

Luke is excited to bring his experience and knowledge into the role of Consulting Manager for 5th World. He is passionate about helping our clients create their dream properties and discover the joy of seeing their land explode with life, abundance, and hope.

Jordan Saunders

Regenerative Architecture (RegenArc) Manager

Jordan recently became our Regenerative Architecture (RegenArc) Manager at 5th World. He has been involved in the building and construction industry for over two decades and has over a decade of hands-on experience designing and implementing permaculture projects throughout western Canada. 

It’s the blending of these two worlds that Jordan is passionate about. He loves when a project comes together where the land, the client, and the built environment coalesce. He firmly believes in appropriate technology and its ability to liberate people from unnecessary work and costly technologies.

Kevin Dubienski

RegenLand Consultant & Project Manager

Kevin has founded and sold a handful of businesses across the tech and land service industries.  He is a visionary regarding regenerative practices and refers to himself as a permaculture entrepreneur. Committed to reinvigorating spaceship earth, Kevin combines natural wisdom with modern technologies to form strategies for generational growth.   

Before dedicating his work full-time to 5th World, Kevin served as CEO and COO at three tech companies and founded three service businesses whose clients include Savanna Energy, Wood Automotive Group, Alberta Council of Environmental Education, Fairmont Château Lake Louise, and Avenue Commercial. Leveraging his background in technology, business, contractor management, and land regeneration has distilled his life’s mission into earth care, people care, and future care.

Kevin has also dedicated time to traveling the world for the last decade, immersing himself in renowned permaculture projects. His goal was to learn from his role models and be inspired by the fruits of focused planning and labor.   

Presently, Kevin lives on a small acreage in Alberta, Canada where he practices permaculture on a daily basis. In his spare time, he is a regen land advisor for NGOs in East Africa, an avid crypto enthusiast, and takes time to adventure outdoors with his cats.

Cody Thompson

RegenLand Consultant & Project Manager

Cody is a RegenLand Consultant and Project Manager at 5th World. He channels a decade-long passion for land regeneration into his work which stems from his upbringing working on a ranch in Alberta.

Cody’s background in design and implementation began over 20 years ago with work as a carpenter, heavy equipment operator, and visual artist. This experience, coupled with a passion for biology, grants him a unique perspective in the field of regenerative design.

Cody uniquely blends technical expertise with artistic input, finding beauty in the intersection of function and form.

Dedicated to collaborative problem-solving and fueled by hands-on experience and a growth mindset, he is excited to help make clients’ dreams a reality. He is a passionate believer in creating spaces in which people feel a sense of belonging.

Cody is continually learning and developing his craft, and he is committed to co-creating environments that resonate with beauty and harmony.

Adrian Buckley

RegenLand Consultant & Project Manager

Adrian Buckley has a Bachelor of Community Design, and completed a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009. Before reGenerate Design, He has extensive experience implementing over 60 ecological design and build projects in Calgary and surrounding areas. His expertise in ecological design is complimented by his skill and passion for observing natural processes, reading the landscape, and plant community design. Adrian’s current focuses include applied ecosystem design, ecological landscape analysis, conceptual and detailed site design, and GIS & Vectorworks. 

Adrian also founded and directs the Calgary Harvest project, which aims to bring people together to harvest local unused fruit from registered trees across Calgary. Originally from Nova Scotia, he calls Calgary home, and has an urban homestead that he stewards with his family.

Danilo da Rosa

MRV Project Lead

Danilo is passionate about building solutions to move permaculture and regenerative agriculture forward by combining science, technology and the use of imagination. His journey towards this vision began with the development of the Contour Map Generator in collaboration with Verge Permaculture, and it continues with the work that the MRV team is doing at 5th World.

Danilo is a computer engineer with extensive experience in the field of software engineering, having played roles as a software developer, entrepreneur, and university professor of multiple computer sciences courses, including operating systems, computer networks and geographic information systems.

For the last decade he has been working in the intersection between software and agriculture, initially for governmental projects and as a co-founder of a software company, and lately at 5th World, where he is thrilled to collaborate with colleagues who share the same vision.

On the regeneration front, Danilo has been actively pursuing knowledge in agroecology, permaculture, and natural buildings for more than a decade, having taken the Verge Permaculture Design Certificate in 2020.

Embracing the belief in the power of individuals and local actions to drive global change, he left the big city in 2014 to start a small homestead in a rural area of Uruguay, fully immersing himself in the regenerative lifestyle and mindset. He also collaborates with local environmental organizations involved in projects aimed at empowering society to care for our fragile ecosystems.

Danilo is excited to bring his experience and passion to 5th World, where he is fortunate to work with an amazing interdisciplinary team to build the systems and tools consultants and land stewards need to regenerate land worldwide.

Mitch Rawlyk

Data Scientist, Researcher & Educator

Mitch’s career journey is marked by an eclectic mix of roles, leading to his current role as a data scientist and researcher, passionately advocating for regenerative agriculture. His varied experiences – from being a stablehand and landscape constructor to owning an eco-friendly BBQ cleaning business and fermenting vegetables at a cafe (to name just a few) have each contributed uniquely to his broad perspective and innovative approach to the problems we as a society face today. This diverse background has equipped Mitch with a versatile skill set and a deep understanding of practical problem-solving in regenerative practices.

Holding an MSc. in Applied Meteorology from the University of Otago, a BSc. in Earth Systems from the University of Victoria, and a professional certificate in applied data science from MIT, Mitch brings a distinctive blend of scientific rigor and practical knowledge to his work. His academic background, particularly in meteorology and climate, underpins his approach to regenerative farming, permaculture design, and resilience.

In his role at Fifth World, Mitch leverages his extensive knowledge in Earth Systems science to effectively manage the Contour Map Generator, an important tool for land planning and permaculture design. 

His enthusiasm for data science also drives his work in leading the development of ClimaSpine, an innovative tool designed to improve access to important climate information for permaculture design. 

Additionally, he plays a crucial role in the MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification) team, helping to develop holistic methods for tracking land regeneration. Mitch also shares his skills as an instructor in the Permaculture Design Course, focusing on climate and mapping. His diverse responsibilities at 5th World showcase his dedication to promoting sustainable living through practical yet innovative work, and teaching.

Mitch and his partner, Madi, operate a budding farmstead in Yeoford dubbed Moose’s Moovy Grove. There, Mitch is applying his learning in real-time, growing nutrient-dense food, experimenting with mushroom gardens, and implementing rainwater harvesting systems. The farm is a testament to his belief in learning by doing, supported by the tools and technologies he both manages and develops.

Jason Champion-Legendre

Remote Sensing Professional

Curious by nature, Jason turned to science at an early age with an eagerness to understand the world we live in, the neighboring planets, and, on a grander scale, the universe itself.

Jason holds two Master’s degrees, the first in Remote Sensing and the second in Planetary Sciences. Then, he obtained a PhD in Astrophysics in 2017. 

His professional journey began in his native country, France, and expanded internationally with a 2-year experience in Spain. During this time, he was excited to utilize cutting-edge telescopes directed both toward Earth and into the vast expanse of the outer space.

Contemplating outer space enriched his appreciation for the beauty and distinctiveness of our home planet, prompting him to focus more on its preservation. This newfound perspective motivated him to volunteer to support local and organic food production and distribution, sparking a growing interest in permaculture and eco-friendly habitats.

Attracted to the vast landscapes of Canada, he and his wife made the move in 2023, accompanied by their three cherished cats. His journey to regeneration accelerated when he joined 5th World soon after, immersing himself in further learning through Verge’s Permaculture Design Course.

Jason sees his role at 5th World as a dedicated mission to foster positive change for our planet. Driven by a perpetual thirst for knowledge and a deep commitment to creating a better world for all life on Earth, he’s excited about cultivating and sharing the scientific insights that he believes are crucial for moving this regenerative mission forward.