Tap o' Noth Farm

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

8 acre small farm and Permaculture demonstration site in rural Aberdeenshire.

About the project

Tap o' Noth Farm is an 8 acre small, mixed market farm and demonstration site and education site situated on the slopes of Tap o' Noth hill on the outskirts of the village of Rhynie in NE Scotland.
Tap o' Noth Farm produce ecologically grown produce (sold through a CSA scheme) and organise and run courses and workshops in the fields of ecological design, sustainable agriculture and re-skilling in traditional rural crafts and practices.

Our purpose designed demonstration site is a mixture of south facing sloping fields, mixed broadleaf woodland, pines, ponds and wetlands. While still a fledgling site, Tap o’ Noth Permaculture is growing at a rapid pace with ever expanding food gardens, poultry systems, polytunnels and fruit cages, worm farms, emerging forest gardens and agroforestry systems, main crop areas, swales, multifunctional/ multi species windbreak hedgerows, ponds, compost toilet facilities plus many more exciting and informative ecologically designed systems.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
January, 2012
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Seize Garden Westward Ho! Devon

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

The project was set up by Seize the Moment working with young people aged 13-18 following a Police Crimebeat award in 2010.

Seize garden is in a public park which has 4 tennis courts, a crazy golf area and children's rides and is open 24/7. There is a public right of way which leads to the local village centre.

The Happy cafe is a registered food business converted by the young people for use as a work experience venue training young chefs to use locally sourced food and to cook healthy meals on a budget.
The group have expanded the project to include a community Permaculture garden funded by North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The garden consists of a forest garden, raised beds, a rain water harvest system, a sensory garden and a willow dome.
Our food waste and green waste is converted on site.
To the rear of the building we have a garden room and a bicycle workshop.

About the project

Open Wednesdays Thursday Fridays Saturdays 10-2

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Incredible Farm

LAND Demonstration Network
Supported Project
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Incredible Farm is a community owned and created learning farm that originated as a project of Incredible Edible Todmorden and is now a stand alone social enterprise.

About the project

We teach school children about sustainable farming from our basecamp a one acre permaculture inspired centre on a landfill site in our beautiful pennine valley.
We grow and sell half a ton of salad a year from three large polytunnels, rear poultry and are developing a micro dairy enterprise with two jersey heifers who are also being trained to do draft work.
We also have a 15 acre woodland with grazing on the nearby hills and we run residential coursed for local city youth.
We are also doing lots of outreach work in local cities to bring the farm to the city.
Our aim is to help to create careers in sustainable farming in our pennine landscape.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
October, 2011
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Contact Name: 
nick green
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The Inkpot

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

The Inkpot is an 18 acre permaculture demonstration farm.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
September, 2010
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Contact Name: 
Hannah Thorogood
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International
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Foxfield House and Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

A family home retrofitted with sustainable energy,chicken and duck forage garden, homebuilt greenhouse with grey-water thermal store,small scale reed bed, large self seeding vegetable polyculture, compost toilet, willow and hazel coppicing for basketry and fuel, and latest trampoline solar hot tub!

About the project

Since we moved in 2004, we have been developing a 1970s house, garden and small paddock (totalling nearly 1 acre) into a permaculture site for sustainable food and fuel production, which formed the basis for my diploma in Applied Permaculture Design completed in 2013. We have made a greenhouse out of our old windows, use the heat from our shower water to keep it frost free and recycle the water through a homemade reed bed. We keep chickens and ducks in a developing forest forage garden integrated with small scale willow coppicing and grow our own vegetables in a no-dig self seeding polyculture. We make our own cider as part of a community cider circle, cook and heat water with a woodburning range cooker integrated with solar thermal and have more than halved our house C02 production. We capture rainwater from all roofs and can store up to 3000 litres and our latest project is a trampoline recycled into a solar hot tub come rainwater store!

Project Dates
Project start date: 
May, 2004
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Contact Name: 
Alison Ensor
Telephone number: 
01242 621152
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International
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West Braes

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

A productive family fruit and veg garden using Permaculture design principles to cope with the strong winds and low rainfall of the Scottish east coast

** Sorry, we are not open for visits during 2018**

About the project

The back garden has been developed from a 15m x 12m area, which was flat bare ground in 2005. The design incorporates fruit tree guilds, polycultures, perennial and naturalized self-seeding annual vegetables. To combat the drying climate, soil is kept constantly covered by mulch or vegetation and is rarely dug over. A series of paths and beds are arranged in a pleasing curved layout. Perennial vegetables are used to take advantage of specific especially shady or exposed microclimate niches

Garden infrastructure includes a composting area, a 2m x 3m toughened glass greenhouse, and an automated soaker hose irrigation system.

Another part of the garden contains a very small recently developed forest garden area, and 2 chickens. I am starting to experiment with wind and salt tolerant plants to enhance the productivity of the more exposed front garden.

Visitors may also be interested in the house, which demonstrates the eco renovation of a 1950s bungalow, with roof & underfloor insulation, solar thermal panels and wood burning stove with back boiler.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
August, 2005
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Contact Name: 
Georgina Stutchfield
LAND Project Type: 
International
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Urban Roots

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

Community Market Garden and Education Hub. Polmadie Plots is a 2 acre site comprising community allotments, space for growing food to sell locally and a workshop space.

About the project

Polmadie Plots has been set up to enable Urban Roots to generate sustainable sources of income through sales of produce and value added products.
It also aims to provide a learning and educational resource for all thing low impact and sustainable.

We work with local people, volunteers and other community groups in a collaborative way to further the aims of the project. This may be through drop in groups, workshops and courses or programmes with local schools.

Many of the people we work with are maginalised in society. Some have additional learning needs, or are struggling with addictions or mental illness. Involvement in the project provides a therapeutic outlet for our participants.

Polmadie Plots is a relatively new project, but Urban Roots has over 7 years experience of urban food growing and working with volunteers.

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Tombreck

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Rural re-­generation project. A working small-­‐holding/ farm with land-­based projects, and a
low carbon community building with visitor facilities.

About the project

Tombreck is a hill farm on the north side of Loch Tay in rural Perthshire. The farm takes the form of a long, narrow strip running from the slopes of Ben Lawers to the Loch Tay shore
divided by the A827. Some 10 years ago a diversification project, (Tombreck Action Group)
started which aimed to maintain the farm as a working farm, while diversifying into other activities, which would include other people as well as providing housing and employment at a sustainable level. There are now 8 self-built eco-homes,(a mix of owner- ccupied and rented social housing) with gardens, domestic polytunnels and greenhouses, as well as a small scale market-garden project . The Cart Shed Studio was re-built using timber harvested from the SSSI woodland, which forms part of the farm. This houses an architect’s studio and a Farm Shop. The Big Shed is an award winning community building, which was funded by the Big Lottery, Carbon Trust and the Climate Challenge Fund. The water supply comes from the local burn and sewage is processed in
a self-built red-bed system. Farm activities are small-scale vegetable production, with a current year project to cultivate potatoes on a larger scale, plus poultry for eggs and pig rearing, as well as woodland management nd a project to use horses for timber extraction in the sensitive SSSI. Tombreck is not an intentional community in the sense of having rules and values to which all members subscribe. Despite this or perhaps because of it, there is a sense of community.

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Kintyre Bioregional

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

Working across Kintyre to co-­‐create a green, flourishing local economy.

About the project

I am gradually implementing and maintaining my permaculture design for a rural bioregion. I have
been working on this design for many years. Two
projects I have been helping steer since 2009 have
started to see the implementation of Kintyre Bioregional: Big Green Tarbert and Local Produce.
The design is a framework working on four levels:
neighbourhood, community, bioregion and administrative region (Argyll and Bute Council area). As with Transition groups, it focusses
on a number of themes: food, energy, transport
and culture. The themes I have been most active on
are food and energy.
As a “scaled up” project it has links with Argyll
Permaculture and Transition Helensburgh. Ron
Mara, our family home in the middle of the Kintyre
peninsular,is the hub for the project. I am currently implementing the design for the garden.
Visitors will be able to look round the garden
(part of the Local Produce project), learn about
its design and also how it fits in with Kintyre Bioregional. Kintyre Bioregional will also be explained in detail. They will also be able
to visit other participating sites.

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Park Road

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
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Summary

Suburban garden farm with Bees, ducks, chickens, mini orchard, raised beds, heugle beds, “Gypsy Hens business”, wood stove, in a garden the size of a tennis court.

About the project

We are a family of four who want to be 3% + self sufficient from our garden with as much joy as possible. We designed it ourselves. Our garden is not an ‘example’ of how to do permaculture. Its an expression of how permaculture helped us get what we want from a garden in a more sustainable integrated way: Bees on kitchen roof (top bar + Smiths), ducks, chickens, ferrets, mini orchard, raised beds, Square foot gardening, heugle beds, portable raised beds, growing tables, coop rental business, wood stove, wood store- in a garden the size of a tennis court. This is part of my diploma in Permaculture design with a focus on suburban gardens. A key element is integrating and building local community.

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