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Richard Perkins

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  • Joined: 04/02/2011
  • Last Updated: 14/02/2011
  • Location: Bath, United Kingdom
  • Climate Zone: Cold Temperate
  • Gender: Male
  • Web site: www.integralpermanence.org



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    Gaia University PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia The Panya Project Gaia University Northeast Grasslands, LLC Dehesa Felix WeTheTrees Crowd Funding Platform ridgedale PERMACULTURE

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About Richard Perkins

Richard is one of Europe's leading Permaculture designers & educators, working professionally in every major climate zone across several continents. Richard has led around 30 PDC trainings as well as dozens of other specialist courses, practicums and seminars & has designed for 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.

www.ridgedalepermaculture.com

Updates

2015 Core Team at Ridgedale Permaculture

Application officially open for this life changing learning opportunity

Posted 20 days ago (0 comments)

FARM SCALE & PROFESSIONAL PERMACULTURE 8 WEEK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 9TH MAY - 3RD JULY 2015

A chance to accelerate your learning at the most comprehensive and broad reaching training currently available in Europe at a pioneering project. This 8 Week Certificate training includes 5 trainings

Posted about 1 month ago (0 comments)

Installing future- proof systems at Ridgedale Permaculture

ridgedale PERMACULTURE’S primary responsibility is regenerating landscapes, ecosystem processes and soils through resilient, replicable, scalable and profitable symbiotic farm enterprises. Our secondary responsibility is to educate, facilitate, inform and

Posted 6 months ago (0 comments)

2 months of regenerative design at Ridgedale Permaculture

Good design, good team, good group and good process & learning at our Permaculture & Regenerative hub in Sweden

Posted 6 months ago (0 comments)

Want a free copy of The Moneyless Man?

Continuing on the theme of money for our free book giveaway we decided to gift a copy of our friend Mark Boyle's Moneyless Manifesto. Mark is an awesome writer and speaker who has dedicated many years to writing & talking about our relationships & embedd

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

Want a free copy of The Moneyless Man?

Continuing on the theme of money for our free book giveaway we decided to gift a copy of our friend Mark Boyle's Moneyless Manifesto. Mark is an awesome writer and speaker who has dedicated many years to writing & talking about our relationships & embedd

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

Part 2, Keyline Design in Cold Climate Sweden

This is a 5 part article series about applying Keyline/ Permaculture Design to our flagship project in Sweden...

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

Keyline Design in Cold Climate Sweden

First of 5 articles looking at wider design & considerations for our farm...

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

6 Month Core Team Volunteer Positions open till end of year...

Want the learning experience of a lifetime?

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

Want a free copy of Regenerative Enterprise?

To celebrate our pioneering new Permaculture site we're giving away a copy of Regenerative Enterprise...

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

Excited to announce ridgedalePERMACULTURE

ridgedale PERMACULTURE is a pasture and perennial crop based beyond-organic local food producer and dedicated educational hub in Värmland, Sweden. A flagship project for the region, ridgedale PERMACULTURE is Scandinavia’s first Keyline designed farm and

Posted about 1 year ago (1 comments)

Last public PDC with Integralpermanence for 2013, Aug, Sweden

Last spaces on Integralpermanence's last 2013 public PDC... We have our Yeoman's Plow on site and this is shaping up to be an exciting training. It's been amazing fronting up the incredible Summerofsoil.se trainings here in Sweden, as well as running vari

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

Crowd Sourcing for better building in Sweden!

Our community is using our friend Christian Shearer's AWESOME new PC crowdsourcing site to help initiate our build- the first reciprocal roofed strawbale building in Sweden, with full planning permission. You can help make this kind of living more availa

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

4 weeks Dryland PC Design & Bio Construction, Oaxaca, Mexico

A fully charged 4 week action learning internship including two 5 day internationally renowned trainings. This training is limited to 12 participants. For info/ booking please email info@tierradelsol.org.mx

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Low cost PDC with Integralpermanence in Portugal, March

We are excited to offer this low cost internationally certified training with an emphasis on action oriented learning establishing a professional consultancy. A chance to get a high calibre training at low cost in beautiful Portugal. Integralpermanence ha

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

International digital Diploma pathway offered

We are launching www.permaculturediploma.com as a dedicated online intensive diploma route for folks wishing to get a UK PC Association Diploma in Applied PC Design with a much higher level of support and functionality....

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

PDC training, Sweden, July 8- 21st July 2013

A chance to take an internationally certified PDC (PRI Aus & PC Assoc UK) amongst the diverse workshops with experts around the globe for the awesome Summer of Soil program

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Advanced Design Course, Aug 2013 Wick, Nr Bristol, UK

A unique new course format to support PDC graduates to take their work to a more professional level

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Advanced Design Course, Jun 2013 Bristol, UK

A unique new course format to support PDC graduates to take their work to a more professional level

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Dryland Design- Specialist Course

An advanced design course focused on regenerating the regions dryland lanscapes, from brittle back to warm temperate is the mission!

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Forest Gardening Advanced Course

A week long cool/ cold climate forest garden and perennial cropping theory/ practical/ design intensive in beautiful Sweden

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Advanced Design Course, Mar 2013 Mallorca

A new course format for post PDC folks looking to develop, extend and hone their professional skills...

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Our 2 hour garden

To be fair, there is still some work to do in Spring, but amazing what you can do with little time and effort and friends whose waste you find value in!

Posted about 2 years ago (1 comments)

Natural Building, hobbit home construction

Join us for the last of our Swedish practicum intensives building a beautiful, affordable and human scale home at the beautiful Karlberg community less than 1 hr from Stockholm...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Earthworks Practicum, Sweden May 2013

A chance to join one of Europes most active Permaculture professionals with this hands on earthwork practicum creating earthbanked microclimate cropping zones...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

PDC training, Sweden, May 2013

Join us for a world class PDC training less than an hour from Stockholm. This course is in English language, an opportunity to take an internationally renowned PDC with one of Europes most active Permaculture professionals...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Building a Jean Pain Compost heated Glasshouse

This is a primarily a practicum, weaving in elements of theory and design whilst we construct a year round regenerative glasshouse production system that pioneers the use of Jean Pains wood based compost system. The first of it's kind that we know of, th

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Dryland Water Management

Following a great intensive Dryland water management course in Portugal, we are lining up earthworks practicums, heres a little reflection on the initial 5 days...

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

Wanted: Multi Skilled personal assistant looking to commit full time to a career in Permaculture!

As a full time Permaculture professional operating internationally through all major climate zones I am in need of the support of a very special person looking for a very unique opportunity!

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

Update from Sweden, Permaculture's kicking off!

It feels like Permaculture has been a little slow in establishing this far north, but things are set to change in a big way around here...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Update from Europe's most well established Permaculture farm

An updated look at the Krematahoff, now run by Sepp's son Josef for the last 3 years www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (2 comments)

First PDC in Luxembourg

Integralpermanence is proud to bring the first PDC to Lux, over consecutive weekends from Oct/ Nov

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

PDC Mallorca

Integralpermanence is proud to be teaming up with Julio Cantos, originator of PC and Agroforestry on Mallorca, and Ecoconvivencias for another awesome PDC in beautiful Mallorca...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Episode 2 (IM)PERMANENCE Film

Episode 2 of our trip venturing into Europe exploring solutions for a brighter future! www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

PDC Thailand, Jan 2013

World class PDC with Integralpermanence on a newly established farm scale PC project

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

The Krematahoff today...

Soon we wil release an updated film about the Krematahoff, Europes best Permaculture farm under the ownership and management of Josef Holzer. Heres a few pics for now... www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

The Agrandes, a good example of committed and creative inclusion

www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

A visit to Tamera

Taking a look at the water retention landscapes www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Visiting Spain

A trip to my original teachers new house in Spain www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

Water on the brain

Our journey has been revolving around water a lot recently it seems... www.impermanencefilm.org www.integralpermanence.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Lakabe, Spain, Reinhabiting abandoned villages

www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

Jean Pain composting, can we power vehicles?

We have promoted Jean Pains techniques for a long time now, and so on this trip we decided to find people developing these systems. We thought a good place to start was with Etienne Bonvallet, JP's nephew and technical collaborator

Posted over 2 years ago (2 comments)

Permaculture documentary series begins...

Follow our families global adventure in search of solutions for our future www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture based global documentary series- Part 1 here!

Follow the adventures here www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film Episode 1 released for IPD!

www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

The oldest Agroforestry plot in France

A meeting with Denis Flores, Vezenobres (France) on the www.impermanencefilm.org global family Permaculture trip!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Growing Mushrooms from the commercial waste stream

Adam Sayner, Social Entrepreneur and Mushroom Grower filmed on our global Permaculture film adventure www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Seed Saving and a visit to KOKOPELLI

A visit to Kokopelli HQ on our global film adventure www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Frances oldest Agroforestry site

A meeting with Denis Flores and his wife Virginie at their beautiful agroforestry site. www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Lebensgarten, Resilience built on shadows of the past

Reflections on community stability @ Lebensgarten, Germany. An inspiring early ecovillage renewing the site of a WW2 forced labour ammunitions camp www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

How to live for Free!

A very nice and matured example of truly valuing the marginal! Follow our global family film adventure on www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

How to live for free!

A very nice bit of PC design from Plukrijp, Belgium. Follow our global trip at impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

The need to produce DATA!

A very nice model for small PC farm producing valuable data... Follow our global film adventures at www.impermanencefilm.org!

Posted over 2 years ago (1 comments)

PDC Romania June 2012

A chance to get a world class PDC at one of the cheapest prices on the planet. Held at a beautiful family project in a traditional Romanian village.

Posted over 2 years ago (2 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film- Agroforestry expert Martin Wolfe

www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film- WET Systems at Permaculture Magazines base..

Our global family film trip seeking out regenerative solutions www.impermanencefilm.org

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film- Self Builds in the urban jungle

impermanencefilm.org- a global family PC film trip!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film- Forest Gardening with Martin Crawford

Our families epic global PC film quest!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film- Fungi Futures

Follow our family around the globe on an epic PC journey!

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film The Lammas Ecovillge of Tir-y_Gafel

A family global Permaculture based documentary journey/ series

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE hits the road!

Our family crowd sourced global film trip has embarked in Humbug, our peppermint green van- seeking solutions and strategies in all aspects of eco agro social regeneration...

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Sweden PDC with Maria Svennbeck and INTEGRALPERMANENCE

Permaculture offers a practical approach to all aspects of creating a sustainable future. Whether your interest is gardening, farming, planning, building homes, community work, economic regeneration, business or green lifestyles, the application of per

Posted almost 3 years ago (0 comments)

Last UK PDC with Integralpermanence

A last chance to get certified at one of our awesome courses at some of the cheapest rates worldwide...

Posted almost 3 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculturists in Sunday Times

(IM)PERMANENCE film was noticed by the Sunday Times who featured our family in an article regarding "living fluidly"

Posted almost 3 years ago (1 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE Film, 10 weeks away from embarking...

Co creating and sharing our epic film journey documenting the best regenerative agriculture/ permaculture/ community reliance solutions across the planet...

Posted almost 3 years ago (0 comments)

NVC training Bristol

Michelle, my partner, is teaching compassionate communication as a transitionary tool for community building and zone 00 development!

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

First PDC in Dominican Republic!

We are set to run a full power PDC early December with additional Non Violent Communication training. At beautiful Taino Organic farm, this PDC will establish a core group and training facility on the island...

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

10 weeks in and new Diploma students rocking out great work!

16 students have helped co- design a new and updated approach to the Diploma. Great energy, support and motivation and great results and feedback coming through already...

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

Full 72hr PDC between Bath/ Bristol- March 2012

A fully up to date and integrative PDC at a beautiful PC demonstration site situated half way between Bath and Bristol

Posted about 3 years ago (2 comments)

Diploma in Applied Permaculture Re Design!

We got together as a 15 strong working group and re designed the way we are going about our learning!

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

PDC Mallorca with Darren Doherty, Julio Canto and Maria Svennbeck

Full PDC announced Sept 27 to Oct 12

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Facelift feedback?!

(IM)PERMANENCE got a makeover- what do you think?

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Last week to help (IM)PERMANENCE film project

Our crowd sourcing campaign for our global Permaculture film project is coming to an end. If you can help please step up!

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

A lots been going on!

Catch up with the Free PDC, (IM)permanence film project and more....

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

New PDC announced in Thailand!

To conclude filming for the Free PDC event...

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Service is the greatest gift...

Clarity as the fuel...

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Free Full PDC course online for all!

Open Source project to kickstart the (IM)PERMANENCE film project...

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Free full PDC online for all!

We are super excited to announce a landmark open source project that is emerging as the official beginning of this whole (IM)PERMANENCE project...

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Co- Created film launch...

The official launch of our family film project- please spread far and wide and help co- create this open source resource stream!

Posted almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

(IM)PERMANENCE film project

(IM)PERMANENCE film project is travelling 40 000 miles overland through 40 countries creating an online documentary series about all aspects of truly abundant, healthy and integrative ways of living to share with you and the world in this time of great tr

Posted almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

PDC courses for 2011

Posted almost 4 years ago (1 comments)