Ridgedale PERMACULTURE is a family home as well as a working farm and professional learning center. We cater to people from many cultures and nationalities so to help maintain a comfortable stay for all, visitors are asked to follow our simple code of conduct during their visit.
For the benefit, comfort and wellbeing of all staying at the farm there is a strict no drugs policy. Transgression will result in you being asked to leave immediately, forfeiting your stay/ training, etc. Please don't involve us.
Consumption of alcohol is also only permitted on Friday/ Saturday evenings. This is a working farm and we work hard everyday of the week.
We do not tolerate any form of anti-social behavior/conduct and our commitment to deep ethics and the benefit of all form the basis of our working and social relationships.
sleeping & living
Interns have shared simple wagon accommodation. If you are coming on a short course please bring a tent and warm sleeping gear.
We have simple dry composting toilet as a means to close our nutrient cycles.
Laundry is done by hand using a mobile breathing hand washing tool. Please bring ecological soap.
Washing facilities are a large communal sauna/ washroom with a couple of private stalls for bucket showers, if you need them.
We ask people to bring purely ecological soaps as they drain into our plant systems. Please also bring a swimming costume for the sauna/ washroom. Whilst this is not exactly traditional by Swedish standards we must point out that we have people from all over the world attending our trainings from very different cultural backgrounds.
Our courses are fully catered from our practical farmhouse kitchen with our full-time farm chef.
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 specialised 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.
We have invested into a community 1GB/Sec Fibre Optic instal so everyone can have awesome connection speed for research and staying in touch with your loved ones. Bring a computer/ tablet and a 500gb harddrive.