PRI Tap o' Noth Farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
PRI Tap o' Noth Farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Commenced:
01/01/2012
Submitted:
18/06/2012
Last updated:
26/04/2016
Location:
Scurdargue Cottage, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, GB
Website:
http://www.taponothfarm.com
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate





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PRI Tap o' Noth Farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Commercial, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational, PRI Master Plan

Project Summary

Tap o' Noth Farm is an 8 acre small, mixed farm and permaculture demonstration and education site based in Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland.

Project Description

Tap o' Noth Farm is an 8 acre small, mixed farm and Permaculture demonstration and education centre, situated on the slopes of Tap o' Noth hill in rural Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland. 

We are an accredited Permaculture Research Institute Master Plan site and a ScotLAND Centre site for the Permaculture Association of Britain.

At Tap o’ Noth Permaculture our focus is on providing high quality courses in the fields of ecological design and restoration agriculture and creating a demonstrative and dynamic environment for practical, hands-on learning and reskilling in traditional crafts and homesteading techniques.

We are working closely with experienced permaculture teachers, qualified instructors and skilled enthusiasts to make the best possible decisions regarding course curriculum, event schedules and the furtherance of our site design, enabling us to offer a high standard of demonstration and teaching within our courses and workshops.

The site is a mix of south facing slopes, young mixed broadleaf woodland and pines, pasture, ponds and bog and a growing number of home food gardens, animal systems and food forests.

To date (Sep 2014) we have designed and built two kitchen gardens, consisting of double reach beds on contour with small swale/pathways, polytunnel, fruit cage, worm farm and numerous fruit trees and shrubs.Some beds were built using hugleculture principles.

We have built a duck system which is located at the top of one garden so we can benifit from the duck manure through piped duck water or through the action of gravity/ run -off directly into a swale. We have chickens in a straw yard converting our green 'waste' into compost. The chickens also have thier own forage system to provide some of thier own food needs. We have planted several multi species windbreak hedges (Sea Buckthorn/Hazel/Black Locust/Willow/Alder), providing not only wind buffering but fuelwood and forage. Our first area of forest garden has been planted along with a main crop area and tree nursery. We have built a two room wheelie bin compost toilet house and are working on providing accommodation facillities for our courses which begin in 2015.

We have an old blacksmith building which we plan to renovate and use as the Permaculture classroom and education center.

Updates

Learning how to turn wood into delicious edible mushrooms

Shiitake mushroom production at home.

Posted almost 3 years ago (2 comments)

PRI Accredited PDC May 2015

NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING ON OUR FIRST PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

Posted almost 3 years ago (0 comments)

First residential PDC dates confirmed at PRI Tap o' Noth Scotland

PDC 19 - 31 MAY 2015

Posted about 3 years ago (1 comments)

Ducks in a Permaculture system

“You don’t have a slug problem, you have a duck deficiency” – Bill Mollison It was reading the above quote that made us want to acquire some ducks here at PRI Tap o’ Noth. The idea of using the natural foraging instinct of the duck to rid our Kitchen Gar

Posted about 3 years ago (1 comments)

Berries

A good berry crop coming out the fruit cage and off the swale berms.

Posted over 3 years ago (2 comments)

Elderflower Cordial

One thing we love to make that really captures the taste of summer is elderflower cordial.

Posted over 3 years ago (4 comments)

For the love of soil

Building, enhancing and maintaining healthy soils is one of the main aims of our work here at PRI Tap o’ Noth – it’s literally the foundation of the whole project. And let’s face it, without soil we’d all be in trouble.

Posted over 3 years ago (1 comments)
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James Reid - Admin
Team Members
James Reid - Garden Manager 2015 season

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