Gracie’s Backyard

In just three short seasons, a dynamic, regenerative enterprise has developed from what was an abandoned farm.


Gracie’s Backyard is a documentary film about the “northernmost commercial permaculture farm on the planet”. Located at 59 degrees North near Sunne, Sweden, Ridgedale Permaculture is a 10-hectare farm the integrates pastured eggs, broiler chickens, market gardens, agro-forestry systems (and more!) into a enterprise that creates livelihoods while regenerating landscapes.

Discover how Richard Perkins and his partner Yohanna Amselem managed to turn this abandoned farm into a vibrant place that is now part working farm, part education hub.

We can make more intelligent systems and we can reduce the workload, and we can definitely regenerate soil and make a profit doing that.”Richard Perkins


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  • Format: Widescreen (Panavision), Subtitled, DVD & digital download
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Release Date: July 1, 2017
  • Run Time: 75 minutes

directed by
Olivier Asselin

associate producer
Thilo Dieckmann

original soundtrack
Jesse Ash

Richard Perkins
Yohanna Amselem
Grace Asher

Richard Perkins is an internationally-regarded teacher, innovative farmer, permaculture leader and author of Making Small Farms Work. He has worked professionally in every major climate zone across several continents consulting to projects, farms & industry, and has also led over 40 solo Permaculture Design Course’s as well as dozens of other specialist courses, practicums and seminars. He’s the co-owner of Ridgedale Permaculture.

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