Leafu: what this novel food could mean for Scottish agriculture

One of the key issues with transitioning to stock-free agriculture in Scotland is that approximately 86% of the total land area is classified as Less Favoured Area (LFA), which means that growing human-edible crops is often severely disadvantaged if not completely impracticable (Scottish Government, 2019). While there are other alternatives like ecosystem restoration and farm enterprise diversification, it is quite understandable that many farmers and crofters are reluctant to give up food production entirely. 

Farmers’ Survey Video

Farmers’ Survey Video Everyone can watch the video part of the survey intended for active farmers and crofters. The results of the survey are published on the Stockfree Farming website and shared with other organisations including governmental and media to understand and support the needs of farmers and crofters while they adapt to multiple changes: …

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Artisan Growers to Move

Artisan Growers to Move Aberdeenshire farmers The Artisan Grower to move to new home on hotel estate and revive historic walled gardens From the Press and Journal: The Artisan Grower near Kirkton in Aberdeenshire will move five miles up the road to their new 10-acre farm which will be housed on Pittodrie House Hotel Estate. …

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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.

Land, Food, and Farming

Video and slides from the PowerPoint presentation given by Rebecca Knowles.

Tuesday September 1 2020 | Aberdeen Climate Cafe
Friday 28 August, 2020 | Vegan Outreach Scotland Discussion Group

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