Welcome to my virtual growing space

It’s great to have you’re here. And while I can’t know how you found me, I’m guessing you already have some idea of what I do, be it from watching a video of mine or perhaps hearing about my work from a friend.

This site is loaded with material that can dramatically alter you farming experience, hence your life. Yes, really. Here’s a quick guide to the who and the what.

I’m a farmer, teacher, author, speaker, consultant and regenerative agriculture expert dedicated to helping you make a good living whilst being of benefit to the whole.

If you’d like to hear about my farming journey, head on over to my about page.

When I’m not farming or teaching, I love being out in nature and I enjoy simple pleasures like being with my children, fishing and cooking (beef stew, anyone?). 

MR P

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SAILING

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GRACE

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FISHING

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RAGNAR

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THAILAND

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COOKING

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RUNNING

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MAMMOTHS

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LOOKING TO WATCH

VIDEOS ON FARMING SMART?

My blog, Making Small Farms Work, has more than 400 videos that will both educate and inspire you (so my viewers say).

Most episodes feature the behind-the-scenes of Ridgedale, which is our diversified 10 hectare farm and Europe’s leading example of Regenerative Agriculture.

If you’ve ever wanted to binge-watch something with a clean consciousness, here’s your chance.

WANT TO ADVANCE

YOUR FARMING PLANS ?

Then go through my free mini course 4 Fundamentals of Making Small Farms Work. I’ll help you gain clarity on four crucial areas and take the first steps toward an actionable plan.

This will automatically sign you up to become a Perkins Insider. Every Tuesday you’ll get an email with my latest free content, and now and again I’ll also be in touch when I have giveaways, scholarship opportunities or new offerings coming up.

“Another great and educational video. You got me into farming at 27 years old. Thank you for showing the next generation how it is done.”

Off Grid Northwest

“Thanks Richard! Great stuff. I’m really appreciating your content. My friend has been raving about you for years and now that I’m watching your videos I can see why!”

Eli Mead

“I’ve been watching non-stop for the past month. Your work is truly inspiring. Thank you.”

Toby Zanotti

“Just wanted to say your input into this movement is insanely amazing and deeply appreciated. Thank you.”

Jonattan Pichardo

“Incredibly gifted instructor, highly recommended.”

Samuel Foose

GIVEAWAY QUIZ

TRUE OR FALSE?

#1

I’m planning to sail around the world with my family. Mainly for the spirit of adventure, the nerdy navigation stuff and the learning opportunities for my children. It would also be cool to do free trainings for people in the developing countries along the way.

#2

As a teenager, I was into running and on track to becoming an Olympic athlete. My best memory is running a 5 minute mile bare-foot in front of Roger Bannister.

#3

My favourite farm animal is the peacock. We all need beauty and magic in our lives, and what better representative of that than the peacock – I mean, how on earth did evolution come up with the idea that this was a useful design? For what??

#4

I’m one of more than 500 traveling superheroes. My name is Double Helix and my superpower is the life-giving force of fertilization.

#5

All in all, I’ve spent over three years in Thailand. Mostly meditating and building earthen homes (and yes, occasionally enjoying a Singha).

#6

I’d love to be a mammoth farmer, and I’m second on the list for getting one if the scientists manage to revive them (right after Pleistocene Park).

THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER?

On the 1st of every month, we host a little giveaway. Submit your answer here to participate in the draw for a digital copy of my  book Regenerative Agriculture. If you sumbit your question in May, you participate in the draw on June 1st and so on. You’re welcome to participate every month. Please enter all the numbers you believe to be TRUE and leave out the ones you believe to be false, with no separating space, e.g 126. Winners are notified directly as well as announced in our newsletter. Good luck!

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