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Gracie’s Backyard

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


Gracie’s Backyard is an upcoming 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 Anselem 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

  • Format: Widescreen (Panavision), Subtitled, DVD & digital download
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Release Date: May/June 2017
  • Run Time: 70-90 minutes (we’re still working on that!)

directed by
Olivier Asselin

original soundtrack
Jesse Ash

Richard Perkins
Yohanna Anselem
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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We are currently in production and in the coming weeks, we’ll be launching a pre-sale/crowdfunding campaign. The film will be available in DVD and Digital download formats. Do you want to be the first to know and get special early bird discounts ?

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