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Richard Perkins

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Richard is regarded as one of Europe's leading Permaculture designer-educators & Keyline practioners, working professionally in every major climate zone across several continents consulting to projects, farms & industry.  Having led over 35 PDC trainings as well as dozens of other specialist courses, practicums and seminars, Richard has designed for varied projects in more than a dozen countries.   Highly regarded internationally as a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) teacher, Richard is a certified teacher with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia (Certified Trainer No. 24) and the Permaculture Association of Great Britain. Having studied up to MSc level (IESD- Gaia U), leaving to establish the effective Integralpermanence (Design Consultancy & Education) internationally over the last 5 years. Richard also holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design (UK), HND Organic Crop Production (UK) and has studied extensively in the fields of Keyline® Design, Holistic Management®, Ecology and Anthropology.

After leaving Organic Crop Production studies at Agricultural College in 1999 with more questions than answers, Richard began studying Permaculture & alternative ecological systems 14 years ago.  Now focused primarily on Regenerative Agricultural design work, Richard has worked on extensive system design and implementation from Veg- box production through to whole- farm planning, agroforestry to edible forest garden systems, water catchment, treatment & irrigation systems, regenerative business design and overhaul through to edible landscaping & Keyline® design, Holistic Managed Grazing planning and community building work.  Over the last 8 years his passion for Bio-Construction led to diverse experience in building; from yurts to houses/ utility rooms built of adobe, cob, straw-bale, timber and bamboo in cool, cold & warm temperate, semi- arid, sub- tropical and wet tropical climates. Building up a very diverse & rounded experience Richard also had the honour to run the first internationally accredited PDC trainings in Dominican Republic & Luxembourg, introduced Regenerative Agriculture in Belarus  & pioneered Keyline Design and aspects of Regenerative Agriculture in cold-climate Scandinavia. Now primarily focused on establishing ridgedale PERMACULTURE, Richard is still available at times for trainings & consultancies internationally, especially in our winter season.
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We're excited to announce the release of the Making Small Farms Work Online Training.

We have a fully self-led training available from 20th Nov 2017, and a full scheduled training with Richard over 13 weeks from mid-Jan until Apr 2018.  All info here http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/online-training.html

Who is this training for?

This training came about for several reasons.  We have had a whole bunch of requests from people who cannot make it to Ridgedale for one of our courses.  With all the requests Richard gets for mentorship, we also see that we can be far more beneficial working with people over a longer time frame in this manner, especially as there is more time to digest the material and resources that we can offer.  Another great benefit is the peer support formed around scheduled groups on the same training (full training); people to bounce ideas and strategies with, as well as share inspiration, challenges and successes.  

This training format will not suit everyone, and requires you to do a lot of detailed planning work which you then upload for feedback and peer support.  It's a training to empower doer's to get started on the right foot, hopefully saving you a lot of time and money by learning from Richards intensive experience as a property designer, pioneering educator and full-time successful farmer.  We are here to support those stepping up and dedicating themselves to a career in farming.  You need to make the commitment to invest the time and energy to get the most from this training.  It is suited to people;

-Starting a small diverse farm sharing some similarities to ours
-Who have land and want to design and implement regenerative agricultural enterprises
-Homesteaders wanting to develop their design and scale up production from a homestead to bring in income
-Existing farmers looking to develop their design and enterprises
-Designers looking to widen their scope and insight
1 year ago
Wanting the learning journey of a life time?  Each year we take on a team to give them a once in a lifetime learning and acceleration experience into regenerative agriculture and living.

We have Farm Manager, Market Garden and Farm to Fork Culinary Maestro positions open for the next couple of weeks.  These positions are suited to people committing their lives to regenerative agriculture and living, spending time with incredible folks at what has become Europe's leading farm scale Permaculture site.

Here's a snapshot of what we get up to in our 6 month growing season;



All details and application forms here;

http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/positions-vacant.html
2 years ago
READY TO STEP UP YOUR LEARNING A FEW NOTCHES?


Want to start a project and farm in the future and don't know where to start? Are you already farming or managing land and 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?  Our 2 month immersion into Regenerative Agriculture is specially designed for people wanting a fast-track experience designing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring regenerative systems.  Our Internships have served as a fantastic 'reality check' and planning time for people setting out on their own farming enterprises.  We created this training as there aren't really any opportunities like it.  Come learn where the action is.

This 2 month on farm training includes intensive practical experience and theoretical training in the following areas:

• PRI (Aus) & PC Assoc (UK) certified instructor led
Farm Scale Permaculture Design Course
• Introduction to Holistic Management and Integrated Animal Systems
• On Farm Poultry Processing
• Butchering larger animals
• Keyline Design
• Water and Hydrological Design/ Management
• Agroforestry and Perennial Cropping
• Market Gardening using a No Dig approach
• Regenerating Soils
And a whole bunch more....

The training focuses on the pragmatic and profitable approaches to regenerating soil, ecosystems, local economies and communities.  Quite frankly, it's designed to be a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity like we wished we'd found on our pathways, crafted with skill and care to give you a reality check before you go and start your enterprise or project.  

KEY ELEMENTS OF THE TRAINING



Managing Holistically Defining your Context is the very basis of Managing Holistically.  It is the very foundation in all our design work, as well as how we manage our farm and lives.  Farm Scale Permaculture offers principles and attitudes for designing success, but we always integrate Holistic Management to deal with the complexity of making decisions regarding human relationships, ecology and economy.

Keyline Design The Scale of Permanence offers us an organisational framework for the design of larger landscapes, which we have used for many years in our work.  The whole training program follows the same order of prioritisation with which we approach landscapes, to leave you with a coherent and intelligent approach to whole systems design. Topics include climate and biome considerations, landform and mapping, reading the landscape, understanding water in the landscape, water systems and management, trees and woody crops, access, infrastructure, integrated animal systems, soils and closed loop fertility management.

Tree and woody crops Agroforestry is a vital component in the future of broadacre land regeneration.  By understanding the functions of woody systems in different parts of our landscapes we can clarify the agroforestry assemblies suited to our land base.  Virtually every farm on the planet could benefit from more woody crops, and so we look at design considerations, planting and management strategies and all the additional yields woody ag offers.  

Low Cost Infrastructure development With an aging farmer/ landowner population, most farmers cannot afford to get out of farming as their capital is locked up in assets.  Consequently young people wanting access to land have a hard time getting in the game.  Due to the educational aspect of our work, we specialise in low cost, scalable and modular enterprises that could run on rented land and small properties alike.  We delve into the mobile and modular infrastructure, fencing and appropriate technologies, etc,  that help make small farms work.

Integrated Animal systems Pasture based production is so vital to farms of the future, as there are no shorter chains of production than converting sunlight to flesh via grasses. Yet so little emphasis and understanding has been placed on grass physiology and ecology.  Diving deep into this fascinating subject, we will also gain insight into Holistic Planned Grazing and monitoring your grassland using different survey techniques.  We will also look at Pastured Egg Mobiles and Broilers, fantastic profitable small farm enterprises that play a very important role in rekindling tired pastures and that can easily be scaled up and down accordingly.  Operating one of Europe’s lowest cost approved slaughter facilities from Ridgedale Permaculture, we will also look at on- farm slaughter, processing and nutrient cycling.

A No-Dig approach to Market Gardening After a very successful start up year growing vegetables in a No Dig system for a 50 share CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), we are doubling the Market Gardens.  No-Dig represents the very best soil building approach to growing annual vegetables, and combined with BioIntensive spacings and good crop planning this makes for a fantastic small scale economically profitable enterprise.  We use innovative approaches to composting, growing microbiology as well as harvesting and planning.  We will get into the back end of the planning and design considerations that reduce the workload of this intensive enterprise.

Closed-loop fertility  Soils are the basis of everything we are looking to create.  For us, the basic premise of regenerative agriculture is that it must be soil building.  There are many ways to capture carbon back into increasingly productive agricultures, which we cover as a theme in all the topics.  We will also explore approaches to closing fertility loops on the farm as far as possible, including topics like making your own composts, bio-fertilisers, compost teas, biochar, growing microbiology, etc.

Regenerative Enterprise Ultimately it is effective decision making, diligent planning and monitoring that make it all work.  In Farm Scale Permaculture we aim to observe and understand natural patterns to be able to design more effective and resilient systems.  Economic considerations are no different.  We can design enterprises that benefit all involved and marketing local food systems presents opportunities and leverage points that give us an upper edge.  Selling what you produce is half the work and so we explore CSA’s, buying clubs, farm currencies and other innovative ways to reduce the work and risk whilst building community.


You can buy our book only at our website, check it out...

"RICHARD DISPLAYS A  WONDERFUL DIDACTIC BLEND OF CHARISMA, ENGAGEMENT, TEAM-BUILDING, EMPOWERMENT AND HUMILITY"BART SAELEN, PDC PARTICIPANT

More info & booking;
http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/2-month-regenerative-agriculture-internship.html
2 years ago
MAY 31ST - JUNE 10TH 2017
@ www.ridgedalepermaculture.com



10 DAY ADVANCED FARM AND HOMESTEAD DESIGN TRAINING
The training begins on Wed 31st May. Please arrive in the afternoon of Tue 30th and plan to depart after breakfast on Sat 10th June. Want to learn how to design, install and manage profitable farm scale permaculture systems? Join us for ten intensive days carefully crafted for those ready to learn with an internationally regarded expert and teacher in permaculture and regenerative agricultural design. Our design course trainings are renowned for the no-nonsense approach we take to pragmatic and effective systems design. We farm and design properties for a living from one of the northern most regenerative ag farms on the planet, so if you want to learn how to make it all work for yourself, you've come to the right place.

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We are offering an unparalleled opportunity to learn with a pioneering educator at what has quickly become a leading example of farm scale permaculture. Our trainings are second to none, and we invest a huge amount of thought and energy into creating the optimal learning experiences to participants from every corner of the globe. This design course is entirely focused on farm scale applications of regenerative design, giving you insight and hands-on learning into what it takes to build soil and make a farm thrive. This is a unique training created to address the lack of such opportunities in Europe.

KEY ELEMENTS TO THE TRAINING

Managing Holistically Defining your Context is the very basis of Managing Holistically. It is the very foundation in all our design work, as well as how we manage our farm and lives. Farm Scale Permaculture offers principles and attitudes for designing success, but we always integrate Holistic Management to deal with the complexity of making decisions regarding human relationships, ecology and economy.

Keyline Design The Scale of Permanence offers us an organisational framework for the design of larger landscapes, which we have used for many years in our work. The whole training program follows the same order of prioritisation with which we approach landscapes, to leave you with a coherent and intelligent approach to whole systems design. Topics include climate and biome considerations, landform and mapping, reading the landscape, understanding water in the landscape, water systems and management, trees and woody crops, access, infrastructure, integrated animal systems, soils and closed loop fertility management.

Tree and woody crops Agroforestry is a vital component in the future of broadacre land regeneration. By understanding the functions of woody systems in different parts of our landscapes we can clarify the agroforestry assemblies suited to our land base. Virtually every farm on the planet could benefit from more woody crops, and so we look at design considerations, planting and management strategies and all the additional yields woody ag offers.

Low Cost Infrastructure development With an aging farmer/ landowner population, most farmers cannot afford to get out of farming as their capital is locked up in assets. Consequently young people wanting access to land have a hard time getting in the game. Due to the educational aspect of our work, we specialise in low cost, scalable and modular enterprises that could run on rented land and small properties alike. We delve into the mobile and modular infrastructure, fencing and appropriate technologies, etc, that help make small farms work.

Integrated Animal systems Pasture based production is so vital to farms of the future, as there are no shorter chains of production than converting sunlight to flesh via grasses. Yet so little emphasis and understanding has been placed on grass physiology and ecology. Diving deep into this fascinating subject, we will also gain insight into Holistic Planned Grazing and monitoring your grassland using different survey techniques. We will also look at Pastured Egg Mobiles and Broilers, fantastic profitable small farm enterprises that play a very important role in rekindling tired pastures and that can easily be scaled up and down accordingly. Operating one of Europe’s lowest cost approved slaughter facilities from Ridgedale Permaculture, we will also look at on- farm slaughter, processing and nutrient cycling.

A No-Dig approach to Market Gardening After a very successful start up year growing vegetables in a No Dig system for a 50 share CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), we are doubling the Market Gardens. No-Dig represents the very best soil building approach to growing annual vegetables, and combined with BioIntensive spacings and good crop planning this makes for a fantastic small scale economically profitable enterprise. We use innovative approaches to composting, growing microbiology as well as harvesting and planning. We will get into the back end of the planning and design considerations that reduce the workload of this intensive enterprise.

Closed-loop fertility Soils are the basis of everything we are looking to create. For us, the basic premise of regenerative agriculture is that it must be soil building. There are many ways to capture carbon back into increasingly productive agricultures, which we cover as a theme in all the topics. We will also explore approaches to closing fertility loops on the farm as far as possible, including topics like making your own composts, bio-fertilisers, compost teas, biochar, growing microbiology, etc.

Regenerative Enterprise Ultimately it is effective decision making, diligent planning and monitoring that make it all work. In Farm Scale Permaculture we aim to observe and understand natural patterns to be able to design more effective and resilient systems. Economic considerations are no different. We can design enterprises that benefit all involved and marketing local food systems presents opportunities and leverage points that give us an upper edge. Selling what you produce is half the work and so we explore CSA’s, buying clubs, farm currencies and other innovative ways to reduce the work and risk whilst building community.

TUTOR
RICHARD PERKINS, CO-OWNER AND DIRECTOR @ RIDGEDALE


Richard is a leader in the field of farm scale Permaculture and Keyline design, working professionally in every major climate zone across several continents consulting to projects, farms and industry. Internationally regarded as one of Europe's leading designer-educators, he has led over 40 Permaculture Design Course trainings as well as dozens of other specialist courses, practicums and seminars, and has designed and conducted site visits on over 100 varied projects in more than a dozen countries. Richard is a certified teacher with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia (Certified Trainer No. 24) and the Permaculture Association of Great Britain. Having studied up to MSc level (IESD- Gaia U), leaving to establish an effective Design Consultancy and Education enterprise internationally. Richard also holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design (UK), HND Organic Crop Production (UK) and has studied extensively in the fields of Keyline Design, Holistic Management, Ecology and Anthropology.

For more info/ booking use this link>>> http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/farm-scale-permaculture-pdc-may-2017.html

What we get up to in our short 6 month growing season at 59N


Our book, only available via our website;


2 years ago
Hi Kyrt,

The postage cost is the direct quote from the postal service. All postage costs go straight there. Packaging, handling, etc all comes out of the book cost.

No lack of technical skills to make a .pdf, just no desire to make one. To me it would feel like offering dehydrated pastured broilers. I'm not going to do it.
2 years ago
Hi Kyrt,

Thank you for your question. Other people ask this, and we understand many may not choose to read the book because of our decision to only make it available directly from the farm in hard copy.

A few people have mentioned environment, and to be honest this is too complex a notion to address here. Personally I cannot see digital media as being more 'environmentally friendly' in terms of the whole. To be frank, far more fossil fuel and resources go into creating computers, internet systems, digital infrastructure and propping it all up than to traditional publishing processes. Removed health and safety concerns you might say. I'm not interested in a discussion about this, I just point that out because for me it has nothing to do with 'ethics' other than perhaps contrived ones that I do not share, and so it is not so relevant to my decision making.

It comes down to a personal choice. We value quality made books. We go to a lot of trouble to create premium farm products and sell them direct from the farm to our customers. We want the same with this book. It is an interesting approach, and one that fulfills our context better than by going with a publisher. We are interested in innovation at different levels, and it is my feeling that publishing needs some innovation to 'get with the program.' It's a personal experiment in that way perhaps...

We have done what we can with postage costs by offering multiple book packages. What you are seeing is a reflection of the cost of living and working in Sweden I'm afraid. That's part of the success of this farm, in that we are making it work in such conditions paying Swedish taxes. The book & shipping represents the actual cost, something perhaps easy to forget when things are available via corporate structures like Amazon, etc.

I totally understand this will not work for everyone, but it is a choice we have consciously made and are happy with. I apologize if this will not work for you, but hopefully you will happen upon a copy with someone else down the road...
2 years ago
Hi Gabriel,

Thanks for your comments. Good questions and relevant to many I would guess. I’d like to address this here briefly and to clarify some points, as they might be surprising. I would also take this opportunity to expand on the objectives of this book and exactly how it is aimed at supporting those within the constraints of limited resources you mention. That’s exactly what I do in my educational and design work.

It has been a lot of hard work to create our farm in the timeframe we have, that is true. I have visited a lot of places and met a lot of people running farms and projects in different parts of the world and the general limitations I encounter are lack of planning, lack of time for planning and lack of a clarified context within which decisions are made. This is of utmost importance, as I see the rapid and efficient implementation at our farm is mostly due to the clarity of our context and planning diligence, and the efficient decision-making that naturally follows. The book places a lot of emphasis on all these aspects, as they are precisely what makes it work. We specifically wanted to share our design approach through the lens of what we actually use in our design work and what we have actually done in the establishment of our farm. Cut out the theory and idealism and get straight to it.

We are a demonstration and education site as well as a farm, and this comes with a lot of added responsibility; ie, we feel we have to actually demonstrate things, which a private family farm does not. There is a lot of added cost, risk and work with this and it has meant we have prioritized things that we simply would not have if it was only a family farm. I make a point of pointing this out in the book to make it clearer for most readers who will not share this aspect of our context.

We track time carefully with all of our enterprises and 2 full time workers could run the commercial enterprises we run currently (and we do currently for half the year). This is detailed along with the financials in the book. We also talk about exactly these questions, and what we would have focused on if it was simply a private family farm. Really it always comes down to our unique context; what are we trying to do, what are we prepared to do to get there, with what resources, etc.
It’s a book about design, but cutting out all the fluff and focusing in on what actually works for me as a professional designer and farmer. That is why we draw from other ecological and holistic design approaches. We place the highest importance on really thoroughly defining context, diligent planning, and constant ongoing analysis. A large part of the book is devoted to this, and indeed the whole book is framed around the ‘behind the scenes’ aspects so valuable to our training participants and so lacking in the wider movement.

You will likely be surprised by the economic factors. We have been doing this all at relatively very low cost by actively intercepting waste streams and creatively using resources. We specifically do not take subsidies to make a point. This extends to direct marketing of premium products and pre- selling everything from vegetable boxes to eggs and broilers. We build up infrastructure at very low cost, from human spaces to animal infrastructure, building one of Europe’s lowest cost approved slaughter facilities, etc. The enterprises we run are specifically designed to be things that can be replicated and scaled up or down and run at high net %’s in agricultural terms. All out enterprises are specifically based on low initial investment and profitable in 1 or 2 seasons. I would really like to emphasize that this book is very much written for people wanting to do this without huge fiscal resources, just like we have been doing. Not only is farming one of, if not THE highest risk businesses, young folks especially face huge difficulties to get into farming. We meet and work with a lot of folks in different parts of the world burning up for an agrarian lifestyle. Rented land, mobile and modular infrastructure, low investment/ high return enterprises that positively drive ecosystem processes is precisely what this is all about….

I think 5 years down the line when all systems are fully operational the farm will be run by 4 or 5 people being paid a good (Swedish) wage and maintaining a very high quality of life in meaningful work and learning. I think you will find yourself pleasantly surprised by the fiscal/ labour inputs of the enterprises shared. There is no magic solutions, no way to make farming low risk and easy, but we can work smoothly within complexity, and we can certainly make it work. We have specifically aimed this book to address what we see as huge holes in the literature regarding scaling up Permaculture to the farm and sharing of design processes we use in our professional work focused on profitable regenerative agriculture (not to mention a European cold climate perspective).

I hope this speaks to your points. You are very welcome to ask about any aspect of this in this space…

Greetings from sweltering Mexico, where we are deep into applying Keyline design to small and huge properties at our PDC at Rancho San Ricardo

Richard
2 years ago
Hi Folks,

Thought I'd let people know I have added 5 & 10 book bundles to the campaign to lower shipping costs. Unfortunately Sweden is up there in the most expensive countries to live and run a business in, and we know it can be quite shocking if you are not familiar with it!

Now 5 books posted anywhere in Europe will cost 436 Kr each including delivery
10 books anywhere in Europe will cost around 405 Kr each with delivery

5 books anywhere outside Europe will come in at 500 Kr each delivered
10 books anywhere outside Europe will come in at around 458 Kr each delivered

I hope that can help some folks. By not backing big corporations and selling direct from the farm you end up paying the 'true cost', as it were, but we think it is still very much worth it.

If anyone has questions, etc, I'm happy to check in here to address them. I'm at the beautiful Rancho San Ricardo in Veracruz running a farm scale Permaculture & regenerative ag training at the moment so I may only be around in my evening times.

Here's the contents of Making Small Farms Work for anyone who has not seen it;


And here's a shot of the Keyline Silvopasture & agroforestry systems where I am working for the next couple of weeks;


If you like, you can read some notes from my last trip here; http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/blog/keyline-agroforestry-in-mexico

Richard
2 years ago


Want to learn how to effectively set up your own project or profitable farm? Want to take a leading European PDC at one of the most exciting & northern Permaculture farm projects on the planet. If you are wanting to develop a career in design or a land based regenerative enterprise we feel the best way to learn is with experienced design professional's at an active & inspired site. We design & farm for a living.

Ridgedale is dedicated to offering the highest standard of trainings & immersions into designing, installing & maintaining regenerative systems at Scandinavia's dedicated Regenerative Ag. demonstration & edu hub. If you are curious about the solutions that will allow us to restore the planets ecosystems whilst maintaining a stimulating and meaningful life living in resilient and mutually beneficial supportive ways then this is for you. Are you looking to develop a career in professional Permaculture design? Wanting to establish your own project or farm? Our Permaculture Design Courses are highly regarded internationally, with a full bodied curriculum based learning & internationally accredited via P.R.I. (Aus) & P.C. Assoc (UK). Here is your chance to join a leading PDC with one of Europe's foremost Permaculture & Keyline Design Professionals.

http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/pdc-may-7-20th-2016.html
3 years ago
10 WEEK FARM SCALE PERMACULTURE & REGENERATIVE AG INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 6TH MAY - JULY 16TH 2016

Want to start a project and farm in the future and don't know where to start? 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? Our 10 week immersion into a regenerative agriculture is specially designed for people wanting a fast track experience designing, implementing, maintaining & monitoring regenerative systems. Working alongside a professional designer accredited by P.R.I. (Aus) (reg. Teacher No. 24) & P.C. Assoc (UK). We believe this is a unique opportunity and learning experience in Europe, with 5 targeted courses and intensive hands on experience implementing diverse systems at the first Keyline designed farm and dedicated professional Permaculture education center in Scandinavia. Our educational objective is to support more people to start regenerative land based enterprises, farms & projects as well as support upcoming designers wanting to work professionally. Come learn where the action is....

This 10 Week Certificate training on farm training & Edu courses that includes;

• 90hr+ PRI (Aus) & PC Assoc (UK) certified PDC
• Introduction to Holistic Management & Integrated Animal Systems
• Keyline Design & Water Management
• Agroforestry & Perennial Cropping
• Annual vegetable production & Regenerating Soils
And a whole bunch more...

We are proud to offer the most advanced, thorough & comprehensive training of it’s nature in Europe and have taken the time to put this info & linked prospectus together in order to answer the typical questions that come up for folks and clarify what you can expect from our program. Please read all the information presented carefully & thoroughly; it will help frame and orientate you for the experience. Our Internship begins with one of our internationally acclaimed PDC courses. We require all Internship participants to join. If you are retaking a PDC you qualify for a reduced rate on approval. Having run intensive education for many years we see the standard & content of PDC trainings varies greatly and we see it is of most benefit for people to join our course, meet the crew & orientate themselves here as well as benefit from additional time on the ground at this lighthouse project. People who made this choice in 2014/5 said is was very worthwhile and so we have made this a condition.

You also have the opportunity to make time to work on one or more detailed personal design projects, with regular feedback from one of Europe's leading designers and practitioners. You are also encouraged to keep a daily Learning Journal to build up a portfolio to make the most of this unique training.
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. If you are wanting to develop a career in design or a land based regenerative enterprise we feel the best way to learn is with experienced design professional's at an active & inspired site. We design & farm for a living. This Internship is most suited for;

• Small holders & Farmers or future farmers
• Project Initiators
• Design professionals & pre- professionals
• People wanting to experience what it takes to run a farm or project
• People who’ve taken short courses and want to know how to actually DO IT!

Full course prospectus here;

http://issuu.com/richardperkins/docs/internship_booklet_spring2016/1?e=9931583/15218363

Hear what our Interns had to say about the experience;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=21&v=irVAe8izOdA
3 years ago