Working with Nature - FASAIG CROFT
CROFT7 - Working with Nature

FASAIG CROFT
 


Raised Beds





Produce     Fruit, Vegtables, Herbs, Dye Plants and Cut  Flowers






 



 



 




  A mix of crops




An article illustrating what we do In Torridon.







  A raised bed of mixed produce   Croft7    companion    planting,  Purple Kale, Nero de Tosca kale, runner beans, broad beans,  dahlia flower (flower heads\ pollen for dye colour). 

    




 













 In 2010  Les  carried out some contract work as one of a number of Tutors  
   for   Grow North,
               a practical local food project managed by 
         Sheila Wickens  for  Transition Black Isle


 

  In 2013  Les co ordinated   a workshop/seminar    weekend for the   
  Community  Woodland Association in Torridon.   
   


    A CROFTING EXPERIENCE/TORRIDON


   In the Summer 2013, 30 students and their tutors from the University of Western       Montana visited the Croft7  site in Fasaig. 
   The book Scottish Wild Harvests     to which Les contributed is a   course book for the students.


     


   We hope to maintain  Biodiversity and if possible extend its range on the croft.


   Croft7 is  a member of


Scottish Crofting Federation

Nourish Scotland

Highland Environmental Network

Reforesting  Scotland
Community Woodlands Association


Orchard Collective Scotland

Wester Ross Fisheries Trust

Scottish Wild Harvest Association.

Trees For Life

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

British Dragonfly Society   

Butterfly Conservation Scotland
  
Plantlife

    see  LINKS

    some of the species found on the croft.  Photographs Les Bates


                                                                                                             Ladies Smock
  
 

               Bumb                                    Bumble Bee  approaching  Pulmonaria flower
                           


                                               Male Orange Tip Butterfly on  Siberian Wallflower



                                             Bumblebee approach Clary Sage flowers in herb bed.








                                   Common Frog






                                  Golden Ringed Dragonfly




     
Hawker Dragonfly   DRAGONFLY  SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS LEAFLET   llink  please click to view

                       Common Blue

 

   
                                             
  








                            
  Meadow Flowers at the Fasaig Croft
  








                                                Redpoll


Common Toad

                                       



        
      
   



         Bumblebee:-  Bombus lapadarius on Bergamot Flower
    


       Forest Garden Fruits 

                   
                  
           
    Sambuscus        `Thunder Cloud`