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Curious what it takes to run this place? Want an insight into what we are doing here at Ridgedale? Want to start a project and farm in the future? Are you already a farmer or land-manager wanting to use regenerative design to overhaul your enterprise? A pre-professional or professional designer wanting to broaden your skills and get practical project initiation skills? A Permaculturist looking for a broader view? Wan't to know what lies beyond sustainability?


· Taking stock: Our Current Situation
· Defining your Context
· Holistic Management
· Keyline Design
· Climate & Biomes
· Landform & Mapping
· Water Systems & Management
· Access on & around farm
· Tree Crop Systems
· Buildings & Infrastructure
· Animal Systems & Biomimicry
· Fencing & Appropriate Tech.
· Soils, BioFerts & Growing Microbiology
· Local Food & Regenerative Enterprise

Our primary educational objective is to specifically empower more people into farming & land based regenerative enterprises as well as supporting more designers to step up professionally tooled up with the right skills and attitude. This 2 day training is most suited for;

• Small holders, Farmers or future farmers
• Project Initiators
Permaculture Design professionals & pre- professionals
• People wanting to experience what it takes to run a farm or project


Demonstrating soil microscopy & monitoring soil organisms...
This event is running 25th & 26th July 2015 from 9:30- 17:30 at the farm. We offer simple shared accommodation, please bring an additional sleeping bag to make sure you are warm. You should aim to arrive Friday evening (24th) to get settled in and orientated for an early start on Saturday morning. Please note this training is in English, we can help with translation of technical terms as necessary.

There are 4 sessions on both days, running 9:30- 5:30pm.

A map and the address are found here; http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/getting-to-the-farm.html

Driving We are located quite centrally to all the major regional transport hubs. We are 3 hrs from Oslo, 4 hrs from Stockholm & 3.5 hrs from Gothen- burg. For Google maps use this address;

ÅSEN 20, 686 95 Västra Ämtervik, Värmlands län, Sweden

Train & Bus We recommend using the website http://www.sj.se/ which gives you all the options and comparative prices when travelling in Sweden, in both Swedish and English. We can pick you up in Västra Ämtervik which is a neat 6km from the farm.


Our courses are fully catered from our practical farmhouse kitchen with our full-time farm chefs. You'll eat incredible food like you just can't go out and buy in stores here.

We provide as much basic fresh food from the farm as possible, vegetables, fruit, dairy, eggs, meat, etc. At some times of year we may also have wild meats, berries and mushrooms available too. All bulk products we buy in are organic and the meals we serve are of a wholesome farm menu type, which include preserved, fermented and dried surplus products from the farm. We offer an option of our meals without meat products for vegetarians, any variations to basic meat or vegetarian diet we are not able to cater for, so students with specialized diets need to supplement their meals with their own food purchases.

Please let us know if you have medical allergies well in advance of your visit.


To save a spot you need to make payment using Bankgiro nr: 322-7378
Please email to let us know you have made a booking so we can confirm receipt.

Training cost 3000.00 SEK Including refreshments & Accommodations. We operate on a first come- first served basis, places are limited. Please email with reference to payment for our accounting. Thank you

For bookings outside Sweden please Contact Us

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