Case Study: Aiming for Self-Sufficiency

This is a design for a smallholding for a couple with this fairly modest piece of land in SE Scotland who are aiming for as much self-sufficiency as possible. The couple already grows some fruits and vegetables but wished to create a design which would allow them to increase their resilience and self-reliance.

The couple wished to move beyond typical annual vegetable production to grow a wide range of other yields, including some fibre plants and heritage grains. They also wished to start keeping chickens and ducks, and to experiment in willow basketry. The design above is my concept design for this largely level plot, which is currently predominantly pasture grass with some small areas of ornamental planting.

If you would like to know more about this design, and the reasons for my decisions in the design above, or would like a design for your own smallholding or homestead, please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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