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.
We hope to maintain Biodiversity and if possible extend its range on the croft.
Croft7 is a member of
Scottish Crofting Federation
Highland Environmental Network
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
some of the species found on the croft. Photographs Les Bates
Bumb Bumble Bee approaching Pulmonaria flower
Male Orange Tip Butterfly on Siberian Wallflower
Bumblebee approach Clary Sage flowers in herb bed.
Golden Ringed Dragonfly
Meadow Flowers at the Fasaig Croft
Bumblebee:- Bombus lapadarius on Bergamot Flower
Forest Garden Fruits
Sambuscus `Thunder Cloud`