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1:18 Changing Tack And Travelling In New Directions - Lessons from Ridgedale with Richard Perkins

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"Perfectionism is the death of creativity"
An amazing, up close and personal discussion with Richard Perkins of Ridgedale Permaculture.
Richard Perkins is the author of the highly acclaimed and comprehensive Regenerative Agriculture manual, and, along with his wife Yohanna, is the founder and leader at the hugely diverse and productive Ridgedale Permaculture in Sweden. Ridgedale teaches upcoming farmers the understanding needed to develop profitable and knowledgeable farms. With almost 70k subscribers and youtube views of over 5.5M, Ridgedale is fast becoming a highly influential platform and force in the space of farming and a deeper approach to agriculture.
Richard has a very unique and special style of education, and emphasises the importance of learning to learn.
Both viscerally and intellectually, Richard is a very sharp and wise thinker, and his learning is very extremely eclectic. Something I think is an important element in farming today and for farmers themselves is the necessary development of character. Richard really personifies this approach and the resulting conversation is both wide and deep.
This talk was a very deep interview for me personally and I learnt of new connections and many areas of needed improvement for myself. My favourite learning is right here, personal, engaging and healthily challenging, and all born and expanded from immersion in ecological harmony and successful farming.  Focus in and collect the lessons. Trust you will enjoy it as much as i did.
Keep in touch with Richard, Yohanna and Ridgedale  at:
http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/
pick up the book at:
https://www.regenerativeagriculture.co/
03:00 Changing tack, evolving a new direction
16:55 Thoughts on market gardens
21:52 Passion for life, entrepreneurship and evolving pathways
dedication, responsibility and hard work are the foundations of good people.
30:55 Keyline, permaculture, holistic management. refinement and the need for an empowered creative process.
35:15 Perfectionism is the death of creativity-the need for systems thinking
42:45 The culture and spirit of Ridgedale Permaculture - Hard work, flow and joy.
48:00 The upcoming 'Hero' tour and a new development for Ridgedale
1:02:40 Planting the seed and sharing in the process of growing harmony in production systems
1:09:43 Dynamics and chaos
1:11:05 Get up early and start observing!
1:12:12 Get structured
1:13:20 Getting momentum from social networks and dynamics
1:15:35 structure and stop thinking
1:16:58 who is spearheading new farms and steep learning curves
1:23:23 Holistic training
1:28:00 Good advice: Learning to learn