Fernaig Community Trust Land
In 2000 the Trust bought 110 acres of farm land to create agricultural and horticultural opportunities for people living locally. A field was used for allotments and 10 smallholdings were let. One field was retained for hay, which has been cut most years since, by a local contractor. Three small areas were planted with trees. There are some footpaths around the fields and along the river, starting at the allotment road or beside Maple Lodge, and you are very welcome to have a walk round
Would you like an allotment?
Let us know if you would like an allotment. Size can be adjusted to suit. If run out of space in the field we will take in ground from another field – we are committed to providing anyone in the community with an allotment if at all possible
See photos of Allotment Days July 2010 and 2011 in gallery below
The Fernaig Community Trust have set aside some land (down the track and over the bridge) to plant up a
The Trust are going to start the Orchard by purchasing a number of trees, starting with Apple, Plum and Cherry, but we will need more so that everyone can benefit from the Orchard's eventual produce.
Can you give a fruit tree (or more if you feel generous?) to the Community Orchard?
You don't have to worry about planting or upkeep as the Trust will organise this for you.
If you can donate a tree, please let a Trust Member know
You’ve probably heard in the press that bees are in decline worldwide, and this has major implications for food supplies. There is evidence that agricultural pesticides are a lot to do with this. Thankfully the decline does not seem to be too bad in our area, but if you use insecticides on your garden or allotment, please check the ingredients and avoid anything containing acetamiprid, imidacloprid, thiacloprid or thiamethoxam, as these seem to be the problem. They have been banned in many other countries for this reason. For more information see www.soilassociation.org/bees.aspx