Three Roads to Stock-Free Farming

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Growing Crops for Human Consumption



From Beef and Dairy to Veganic Cereals

From Beef and Dairy to Veganic Cereals

An interview with Laurence Candy of Northwood Farm Death informs our relationship to life. Between 2017 and 2019, Laurence Candy of Northwood Farm in Dorset experienced numerous catastrophic events. It began by the loss ...
Bio-Farmland

Bio-Farmland

Upon moving to Romania in 2004, Christian Hani and his family established Bio-Farmland, an 800-hectare family farm that specialises in growing several different cereal varieties. At the start of 2021, Bio-Farmland became certified with ...
Zonnegoed, Joost van Strien

Zonnegoed, Joost van Strien

For roughly 25 years now, Joost van Strien has run his 90-hectare vegetable farm, Zonnegoed, organically and just last year he took it a step further, obtaining the Biocyclic Vegan Standard. Farming by this ...
The Artisan Grower

The Artisan Grower

Robert Sullivan of The Artisan Grower Michelle and Robert Sullivan and family had no experience in growing when they decided to rent one acre of farmland near Insch, Aberdeenshire. In fact, Robert, a former ...
Gina Bates, Highland Veganics

Gina Bates, Highland Veganics

Gina Bates, Highland Veganics Bordering on the banks of the beautiful Oykel River, in the heart of Sutherland’s sheep country, Gina Bates is creating the first plant-protein croft in the Scottish Highlands! At the ...
Green Grow Food

Green Grow Food

Green Grow is a project created by Aurora Sustainability located in Forres, Moray. Aurora Sustainability is a circular economy business – meaning that they reuse waste from other businesses to create their sustainably grown ...
Crate to Plate

Crate to Plate

Grow Veggies Anywhere! If you think you can’t grow veggies in your part of Scotland, think again! Former investment banker, Sebastian Sainsbury, founded Crate to Plate – a company growing greens in hydroponic towers ...

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Restoring Native Trees and Ecosystems



Balnamoon Croft

Balnamoon Croft

Funded in part by the Woodland Trust’s MOREwoods project, the croft is home to over 10,000 trees: elder, rowan, willow, hazel, ash, aspen, poplar, birch, holly, hawthorn, oak and Scot’s pine. ...
Back to the Woods

Back to the Woods

Former Rural Skills teacher, Robin Bell, acquired a 90-acre croft not far from Oykel Bridge in Sutherland three years ago. His ancestors worked this land before the Sutherland clearances so Robin wanted to return ...

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Starting Diversification
Enterprises



How ‘bout a nice cup of Scottish tea!

How ‘bout a nice cup of Scottish tea!

How ’bout a nice cup of Scottish tea! It was Clare Haworth’s dream to one day live on an island. In 2011, that dream came true when Clare and her husband, Mike, purchased a 40-acre ...
Kelp Crofting

Kelp Crofting

Three hundred years on from the collapse of the island kelp industry, marine scientist, Dr Kyla Orr, and her two colleagues, Alex Glasgow and Martin Welch, are bringing KelpCrofting back to the west coast with ...
From Sheep and Cows to Award-Winning Caravan Site

From Sheep and Cows to Award-Winning Caravan Site

Donald and Lyn Forbes are a remarkable but unassuming couple who have dedicated themselves to saving and contributing to their community. The picturesque village of Foyers, situated on the stunning eastern shore of Loch Ness, ...

Ten Reasons to Go Stock-Free

2. Satisfy Governmental Requirements

What we know is that future government funding will reward clean, green and profitable initiatives. In announcing the new Agricultural Transformation Programme, Rural Economies…
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4. Reduce Environmental Impact

As indicated above, mitigating climate change is high on the Government’s agenda for the future of Scottish agriculture. Governmental decisions in this area are…
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5. Mitigate Climate Change

Possibly you are thinking, that’s all very well, but my land isn’t suitable for growing food (please hold that thought until you see some…
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6. Optimise Land Use

According to Scotland’s Agricultural Census 2018 and 2019, only 9% of our agricultural land is used to grow crops. Half of this is used…
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9. Improve Public Health

This is a hot topic currently due to the Corona virus and connections drawn to the consumption of animal products. The Food and Agriculture…
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