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This was the first registered LAND project through ScotLAND. We welcome visitors on open days as specified on the website or by prior arrangement otherwise.
A thirty year old forest garden (the longest standing intentional food forest garden in Britain according to Permaculture Magazine) fully equipped as a teaching space with major improvements to our household in terms of energy efficiency. Last year (2018) we have grown over a tonne of food in a fifth of an acre (800 sq metres or .08 of a hectare). Peak yield has been 1.25 metric tonnes of food. This is a yield rate pro-rata of 16 tonnes a hectare, twice what even the best chemical farmers produce here. For the last many years we have also produced our own firewood and half our electricity, and operated a working plant and tree nursery in the same space. We are now changing that arrangement as we are getting older, but the garden is still highly productive. We continue to teach courses here and off site. Our main expertise and interest are Permaculture Design (introductory, full design course, and advanced), Forest Gardening, Food Preservation and Permaculture Training of Teachers.
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01890 88 2448As the first diploma holder in the UK (1990) we have thirty years expereince of inegrating Permaculture Design in every aspect of our lives. We have still ways to go and are still learning. Right now our main interest is in sharing what we know with those coming after.
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Project start dateJuly, 1990
e-mail [email protected] or telephone +44 (0)1890 88 2448