THE SLOPE, 2020
We purchased a new house with a 400 square meter garden. The garden was a steep downhill slope to a river. It was wild and untresspassable, with no path and many trees, rocks and weeds.
We met Peter Tallbergström and asked him to make a design for us, including terracing the slope, managing erosion and water run-off and designing for placement of retaining walls. The concept design included provision for an amphitheatre, chicken coop, yurt, canoe and water craft storage and outdoor kitchen. Peter created and modified early designs and then, over a 5 week period commenced the building works. In this time he put in 5 retaining walls, pathways and a large bluestone sitting area, as well as tidying up a basalt rock wall so to make it safer and in order to create a wider path beneath it. We were really happy with Peter’s work and recommend him to others. He is knowledgeable, kind, and strong on the tools as well as in design.
* Wide skill set; design, storm water and irrigation, landscaping and labouring
* Kind and good listener
* Reliable and honest
* Accurate with estimating time and cost
* Understands how to work in harmony with the landscape; an ecological orientation
Peter has been a great asset during this field work experience. He is diligent and hard working, often thinks outside of the box and possesses the ability to notice what is needed in a place or situation
Peter has been a great asset during this field work experience. He is diligent and hard working, often thinks outside of the box and possesses the ability to notice what is needed in a place or situation and quickly act accordingly.
He is resourceful, direct in his communication and very passionate.
I worked with Peter for about a year as part of the volunteering programme for Tansition Järna and Charlottendal’s Farm, together with Svetlana. Peter took on a role of builder and coordinator of volunteer activities.
It was a pleasure to work with Peter. He is generous with his time and energy and very committed to his work. I especially
consider him well suited for coordinating
and project management roles.
I found his personal strengths to be:
- Leadership and creating structure
- Coordination and multitasking
- Communication skills
- Conflict resolution
I worked with Peter and Noora for one year and I consider us as a great and successful team also because of Peter taking the leading role.
He was showing the next list of qualities that I reckon important for this position:
- Connecting to the place and projects
- Listening to the team and making decisions together
- Ability to see the whole picture and how different projects we were involved in can collaborate together
- Creating good atmosphere and workflow
- Ability to see your potential and passion
- Inspiring by doing
- Art, planning and organising
- Teaching and leading work
- Admitting mistakes
- Holding space
NORDIC PERMACULTURE FESTIVAL, 2017
During 10 intensive days in 2017 Peter and I
built new structures in the desert of Iceland.
We built a shed, an outdoor kitchen, a sweat-
lodge, furniture, cooking stoves and more
during this time. Peter is a highly motivated
worker with an eye for detail. He follows
through with his projects and truly cares
about creating beautiful solutions that work
for humans while also supporting the envi-
ronment. I would highly recommend Peter if
you need to get shit done.
To summarize Peter:
- Great social skills
- Good work ethics
NORDIC PERMACULTURE FESTIVAL, 2017
MÖRDUR "MOLI" GUNNARSON OTTESEN
Peter Tallberg was the site manager on the Nordic
Permaculture Festival 2017, we only had 4 weeks to
set up everything for the festival so he had a hard
job ahead of him.
Peter led volunteers with confidence focusing on
them advancing their skills and leading them to
expressive results. He had a great attention to detail leading to very innovative solutions with limited available resources.
We had a storm at the campsite which demolished
the moral of our workforce but Peter made a fiery
speech which rallied them and amazing work was
done in the last two days.
- Peters attention to detail is exemplary.
- He has a talent for leading people while giving
them a learning experience.
- He has a diverse skillset and DIY (Do It Yourself)
knowledge that bleeds into complicated design.
Under vintern 2016-17, samt våren som följde,
hade jag det stora nöjet att arbeta tillsammans med Peter och ta del av hans mångbottnade bidrag till ett personligt projekt med många utmaningar och kreativa, praktiska och logistiska trösklar att övervinna.
Idag kan jag säga helt utan tvekan, att jag aldrig hade lyckats sjösätta mitt projekt utan hans hjälp. Hans förmågan att, med god humor och positiv lag-anda driva ett projekt framåt, är verkligen ovärdeligt, och han visade under vår tid ihop att han både kan följa, och leda, en kreativ process, något jag värdesätter högt.
Utöver den katalys-effekt som naturligt uppstår
kring Peter, har han många andra goda sidor:
- Han är extremt kreativ och produktiv
- Väldigt intelligent och lösnings-orienterad.
- Ser möjligheter i alla situationer
- Oerhört lätt-lärd person som snabbt bemästrar nya verktyg och arbetsmetoder
- Väldigt flitig och arbetar disciplinerat och med stort fokus
Jag har sedan denna inledande tid ihop haft nöjet gläds att arbeta, och umgås med!