March, 2022

17mar12:30 pm4:00 pmAgroforestry for Growers in ScotlandJoin us for a farm tour and skillshare afternoon exploring how to integrate trees into a market garden designTap o' Noth Permaculture, Rhynie, Near Huntly, AB54 4HH Organiser: Landworkers' Alliance Event Type:Climate Action,Outdoor,Workshop & TrainingTheme:Food & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

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Tap o’ Noth Farm is a small CSA market farm run by James Reid and Rosa Bevan and is situated at the foot of Tap o’ Noth hill, near the village of Rhynie in rural Aberdeenshire. They farm ecologically grown vegetables for a weekly veg box and raise free range chickens for eggs. They also keep British Toggenburg goats for their home dairy needs.

They sell their produce through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) vegetable box scheme, bringing naturally grown produce to people within a 15 mile radius of Rhynie. They also function as a permaculture demonstration site for the Permaculture Association and teach people about ecologically designed systems.

The afternoon will include:

  • A tasty lunch of homemade soup, sourdough bread, cheese and charcuterie on arrival
  • Introduction to agroforestry and how trees play a role in the design of the farm
  • Tour of the farm with a discussion of the windbreaks, coppice, nuttery, dead hedges, fruit production, integration of livestock and lots of time for questions
  • Weather permitting, we hope to have a short practical activity such as working on one of the new dead hedges, fruit tree planting or pruning demo.

This free event is open to market gardeners, farmers, crofters, foresters and new entrants living in Scotland, working the land at any scale. There are very limited spaces so please do not sign up unless you fit this criteria. It is part of the LWA’s horticulture workshop series which aims to empower growers in Scotland to share knowledge and skills that support a transition to agroecology.

This is a partnership project with the Landworkers’ Alliance, Soil Association Scotland, Food and Farming Countryside Commission, Pasture Fed Livestock Association and the Nature Friendly Farming Network. Between January and March 2022 we plan to run 15 online and in-person free events designed to appeal to a wide range of farmers and crofters. Full details of all the events will be available here.

If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Tap o' Noth Permaculture

Rhynie, Near Huntly, AB54 4HH

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