Scroll down to see what our students have to say about the Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass.
SANDRO WENS (BE)
“Since this was the first online course I ever purchased, before I did it looked like a big sum of money that I could use in a different way while I was starting up our farm.
Turns out I was wrong and it was one of the best investments I did starting out! Now after implementing a lot of this knowledge into our own project it payed for it self and way more than that!
Currently we are running eggmobiles, marketgarden, broilers, plus designing our future silvopasturelanes in the paddocks.
What I like the most are the detailed spreadsheets for the enterprises and just the insane amount of knowledge you can just soak your brain in.
I recommend it to anyone starting out in the regenarative ag scene pretty much all you need to know is in here! ;)”
DANIEL HAGERBY (SE)
“When I first came across the Masterclass I was hesitant as it would require a lot of time and I was afraid that I would not be able to do it justice.
When I signed up and got access to all the material and got feedback on all the assignments I was really happy that I decided to go ahead!
The online course was a handful to be sure, but time well spent. Without it I would not have had the confidence to take the leap and start my career as a regenerative farmer. Especially the hard figures and the connections to other students were especially valuable.
I would recommend the masterclass to anyone who is nurturing a Dream of farming regeneratively and profitably – perhaps to be able to give up that soulcrushing desk job. As I have!”
BLAKE RAGGHIANTI (USA)
“In March of 2020, I jumped into Richard’s online Masterclass almost without thinking and with absolutely no prior experience in gardening, permaculture, agriculture or land management. Eight months later, after finishing the Masterclass, I signed up for Oregon State University’s highly regarded Permaculture Certificate course.
While OSU’s program is excellent, Richard’s course is in an entirely different league – delving exponentially deeper into all of the practical details necessary to start and successfully operate a regenerative agriculture farm with any number of potential enterprises.
I challenge anyone to find a source of detailed, practical, all-encompassing wisdom and guidance surrounding Regenerative Agriculture that comes close to what Richard Perkin’s offers in his Masterclass.
It’s clear that Ridgedale is far ahead of the curve and on the cutting edge of practical, scalable, regenerative agriculture. Richard is indisputably the figurehead and guiding light for all that the future of regenerative agriculture has to offer.
The course was so valuable to me that when the new version comes out, I intend to sign up for lifetime access so that I can access it and teach my future children with the materials.
I am now in the process of redesigning an abandoned 100-acre farm here in the US where I will operate a half-dozen regenerative enterprises inspired by Richard’s course.
I can honestly say that Richard’s incredible depth and breadth of knowledge, and the detailed and practical manner in which he shares it in his master class, has changed my life in countless ways. I owe him a debt of gratitude.”
MARIANNE & ANDY V HARRIS (DK)
“Richard’s Masterclass is invaluable to regenerative agriculture entrepreneurs that are looking at starting out, and those wanting to learn more. The Masterclass condenses Richard’s lifetime of learning into well laid out, succinct yet detailed trainings on a wide array of topics. His wide-ranging experience and interests ensure that, whatever your focus, it is covered comprehensively.
We did not hesitate to take the training when it was launched in October 2018, because it was clear from Richard’s first book and his YouTube videos, that he was passionate about training others to be profitable regenerative agriculture entrepreneurs.
Having come from backgrounds completely unrelated to agriculture, the Masterclass reduced our risk to starting our own regenerative enterprise in 2020. It has also given us the right (commercial) mindset for our business and has allowed us to make better strategic and holistic decisions, with clear goals and focus for our energies.
We will continue to refer to this training as we expand into new enterprises. Richard’s passion for continual experimentation and improvements shows that he is in it for the long run, and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from him.”
CHRISTIAN DAHLQVIST (SE)
“Is it worth it? That was the question we asked ourselves before we signed up for the course.
We knew that there was a lot of material to go through, so when we got used to it, we were also prepared to take a couple of intensive weeks to go through the material.
It did not take long before we got ants in our pants and wanted to get started immediately. For many years we had been thinking about how we could change what we do on our small scale farm and even let it be the main income. However, we did not really know how and in what way.
Richard Perkin’s course was like opening the floodgates fully for us and we suddenly saw nothing but great opportunities. We put in many hours over long days to improve ourselves in all the useful information and started working with our own calculations and documents.
After a couple of weeks we had ordered the first flock of chickens and shortly afterwards seeds for our new market garden. Had it not been for Richard Perkins’ masterclass, we would probably still be sitting and tormented to try to figure out what and how we can do it.
Was it worth it? Definitely! Now we just do it, and it works!”
DANIELE BUCCI (IT)
“Before registering for the on-line course, I had some hesitations. As a full-time farmer, I didn’t know if I would have enough time to follow the course.
Because of that, I purchased the (no longer existing) monthly enrolment during the winter period, so I had more time to study. I delved into the chapters I consider more useful for myself and I’m going to enrol and study other topics this winter.
Taking the Masterclass enables me to learn different new practical things such as compost tea recipe, which now I apply to my fruit orchards. Following the eggmobile design description, I was able to adapt that design to my context and built my own eggmobile from scratch. The Masterclass also got me closer to holistic management, which might appear of minor importance compared to practical aspects, but I now find it essential to run a farm in balance.
What I like the most about the Masterclass is how it is structured. Every topic is clearly explained with different material (video, graphics, spreadsheets, lectures). I like that I could jump from a section to a new one and I could skip the parts I didn’t want to follow, or I could stay on another topic as much time as I wanted.
I would recommend the Masterclass to everyone who is sincerely committed to farming. It is a “must” for those who want to start farming, but it is also a smart investment to those who are already farming and lured by regenerative agriculture.”
MATT & CASSIE BUCKSMITH (USA)
“At first, I had hesitations about the class due to my lack of background in farming and agriculture. I understand the value of education but my fear was this could be money wasted if the coursework was too in-depth for me to comprehend or not useful to my current situation.
The foundations taught in the course quickly put those fears to rest. From the Holistic Management approach, creating a context and basing decision making from that context to the site selection, keyline theory, and infrastructure sections this is a training that provides an invaluable foundation before delving into the specific revenue-generating enterprises that may be possible.
For us, one of the big take-aways from the course was the approach to creating healthy land. We have a dense forest with mostly lodgepole pine and fir trees on 2/3rds of the property so for this season I have been primarily a logger opening up the landscape for future use.
We are utilizing the land from the point it is at and generating revenue as we shape it to where we want it to be and so far this year I’ve sold around $5,000 of firewood and have a stack of logs to mill at a neighbors sawmill this winter potentially creating more revenue and making materials for use on the land.
This firewood enterprise is one that we expect to sustain over the next 5 years or so and although it’s not all of the money needed to live, it does show the merit in building a revenue-generating enterprise with what is available to you.
The most useful feature in the course had to be the catalog of videos specifically those demonstrating what this way of farming actually looks like. The farm tour and daily activities (moving pens, layer-mobiles, fencing, etc.) but my favorite might have been the detailed slaughter video showing step by step how the meat birds are processed.
This course shares invaluable knowledge to those without land or farming experience that are drawn to the idea of small-scale farming. The material is a concrete foundation of regenerative agriculture and lays out the “why” very clearly before giving concise detail for the “how” “what” or “who” questions.
It is also a resource for beginning farmers or landowners to help shape their vision of how to improve and appreciate your land. “Things only get better or worse, nothing just sustains at the same level” is a powerful statement in the context of managing land.
And although a much tougher sell experienced farmers and ranch owners would also benefit greatly from the profound theory taught in this course. Without a doubt, it would lead to better farms, better food, and most importantly better land once you leave it.”
PHILIP KRAMM (DE)
“At first I was uncertain, if Richards Online-Training was right for me, but after seeing him doing his work on Youtube and then starting his Kickstarter for his AMAZING book, I was ready to buy in. And I don’t regret it!
This training has taught me so much and totally opened my eyes. Where once was “best practice” and “I do it like this, because my father did it this way”, now are patterns of nature, regeneration and life itself.
Listen to what he has to say, put it into practice to begin your epic journey to regenerativ agriculture!
We can change the future with Richard Perkins Masterclass!”
“I think Richards way of explaining complexity is the best thing about this course, everything else that comes with it is just a awesome bonus.
The only hesitation I had in the beginning was financial, I was first enroled paying monthly but in the end I could not maintain the cost. Then when Richard offered lifetime enrolment I had to borrow money from a friend to pay for it knowing I would use it again once I landed on my project site. Which is now lining up with the course update, so no regrets.
The Masterclass enabled me to see a path towards my project which was before the course just a dreamy idea. It gave me the confidence to start down that path and made me believe I could do it…. The reality I must admit is my confidence was a little missplaced but without it I don’t know if I would have started.
My favourite feature is the ability to go forward and come back to sections easily with your progress being easily visable.
I have recomended the course to groups of people looking to start projects together not just farm related either. And when I meet farmers I mention it and the book and Youtube in passing conversation as to not sound pushy or preachy.”
ROSALEEN EARLY (UK)
“The course taught me what tools I needed for no-dig gardening on 30 inch beds, how to prepare beds, ideas for starting seedlings and how to make a crop plan for a Veg. box scheme.
I now run Black Grove Greens CIC in Hertfordshire, UK and have been providing boxes to 15 customers for the last 20 weeks.
Previously I had not been a commercial grower so it gave me the knowledge and skills to take this leap and I’m very grateful for all the content Richard Shares. It really inspires me.”
ERIC FULDA (US)
“I purchased my 32 acre farmland in August of 2019 and thankfully soon discovered Ridgedale on YouTube to inspire my efforts.
Like so many, the 2020 COVID19 pandemic along with California’s 2019-2020 wildfires, drought, heatwaves, power outages and months of smoke filled skies made for a strange year, so I’m looking forward to 2021 with experience, optimism and reality. My next challenge will be funding this endeavor and planning the building of the farm, while managing the caregiving of two 95 year old parents.
I’m starting the Masterclass over because 2020 just was not the year to start my farm. I learn about fire abatement and soil preparation on a small scale while preparing for 2021.
The class enabled me to start laying out the Keyline design to capture the 30 to 50 inch of rain my farm is supposed to receive each year, and where to get the best return on investment of time and money.
I like being able to learn from all the other inspiring farmers experiences, good and bad. For example, one comment was, the first thing I should have bought was the greenhouse, which is what I intend to order before November when I restart my efforts. A birthday present to myself.
I’ve recommended the class and youtube to dozens of home gardeners, most of whom have not heard anything about regenerative agriculture and its environmental benefits. It also helps explain the benefits to no dig, no tractor farming.
Sincere Thanks for everything you share and teach.”
SAMUEL WALDRON (DE)
“Richard Perkins’ online training is a no-nonsense, obsessively informative, practical guide to getting shit done in the context of making small-scale profitable farming work.”
“After reading Richard’s first book and following him on Youtube, I was interested in learning Ridgedale’s story and creation in a more animated and structured way, which is done now.
I find fascinating how genuinely and clearly he explains his vision and experience. Therefore his training is accessible to everyone, from the beginners to the professionals who need a new vision and practical skills in order to deal with this great regenerative activity.
Now I fancy even more co-creating a farm with a strong focus on soil regeneration, symbiotic activities and full of life.
After this training, I am convinced that it is possible to run a small farm from scratch and live from it with dignity with my family. Nonetheless, Richard was transparent about the price to pay in terms of family, time, … A strong team is required ;)”
“When considering to register for the Regenerative Agriculture masterclass I had no hesitations. I have been learning from Richard Perkins for years now starting with his first book and all he and his team share from their farm.
The masterclass has enabled me to understand the value of planning ahead and to be able to plan farm enterprises myself in a way that fit my context.
The threads where people can share their own projects from around the world is an excellent feature of this course, as well as the video content which is priceless.
I recommend this class to anyone considering starting a business revolving around food. There is a lot to be learned here about how food is produced and innovative ways to make a living from regenerative agriculture.”