2014 was an incredible pioneering year for us at Ridgedale Permaculture. We hit the ground running and with an awesome Core Team from around the world and all the amazing people who came through the farm we achieved so much both on the land and in education, and gained support of over 10,000 followers to our Fb page Thanks so much to all of you who contribute to this amazing place. We have so much to be grateful for, and it is such a joy and pleasure to be able to share our experience and learning with some of the brightest minds and kindest hearts we've ever met. We have always valued making our Educational activities as accessible as possible; one of our main objectives is supporting as many people as possible into farming & land based enterprises and professional regenerative design. We've been doing pretty good with it; yet settled at our Swedish home base where we have to operate in this economy (not exactly set up to support small, local regenerative enterprises!) We realize many around the world just can't afford to make it to our trainings. Our unique Internship program is cheaper than the cost of backpacking in the area and participants from around the world have consistently reflected the value of this program compared to others abroad. But we have still been considering how we can support low income folks who have the passion and commitment, who are dedicating their lives to regenerating their soils and communities. Yohanna & Richard have decided to offer super low cost placement's for both our next Permaculture Design Course and our pioneering training; 8 Week Farm Scale & Professional Permaculture Internship.
THIS OFFER IS OPEN UNTIL 25TH March 2015...
If you are interested in this opportunity please read & consider this carefully. We find one of the problems with our digital era is people jump onto links, etc, without considering the whole. This opportunity is to facilitate and support people who genuinely have limited fiscal resources to participate in this life changing education. It's not a chance of a "freebie." If you want to participate you need to be committed to the training dates and if selected pay the full fee within 10 days of being selected. We've spelled it out pretty clearly, but see that a lot of folks respond to posts without having even read them! If you don't follow the simple instructions or write to us after the date above you're unlikely to hear from us!
We searched around all corners of Sweden to find a place to set up our farm project, with a list of around 50 goals we were trying to meet. We found it, and with our incredible Core Team and Intern's laid out the skeleton of the farm in our first 6 month season as you can see in the brief recap of the year below;
We're trying to share as much of this journey with as many people as possible through our trainings, writings, etc. You can read more about the last season's experience in a recent article on our blog. 2015 will see us scaling up egg and broiler production, extending the gardens for a CSA and a whole bunch of exciting things. It's going to be epic.
Whilst our trainings are comparatively low priced for what we offer, we know a lot of people who could benefit from this just can't afford our workshops. We decided as part of our Fair Share policy to pay it forward and are offering;
• Introduction to Holistic Management (Savory Institute Certified) & integrated Animal Systems
• Keyline Design & Water Management
• Agroforestry & Perennial Cropping
• Annual vegetable production & Regenerating Soils
There is no other training like this we know about, so we are looking to support someone who will really utilize what they learn with us in a highly active way. Details of this training found here.
At this point both the PDC and Internship are booking up, but spots are available on both. If you have already signed up you can still apply. We shall select the lucky 2 people after 25th March. You will need to pay the fee within 10 days of receipt of the news or you forfeit the gift (which will go to someone else). To be in for a chance you need to;
Best wishes for 2015, thank you so much for all the support that has come in from around the globe. It is such an honor to share these journeys together...
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