Regions
Scotland Central
Type of activity
Gardens, Livestock, Green-building
Description
I run a small market garden on the very beautiful island of Lismore. Next door is a farm. We would look to share our volunteers so the work is diverse - weeding, planting, general garden maintenance as well as working with animals and other farm work such as track and path maintenance. Some domestic work may also be required.
The island is roughly 11miles long by 2miles at its widest and has a population of around 200. My property is situated on the lochside with wonderful views up to Ben Nevis.
My growing is done with the seaweed from the beach and manure from horses which graze locally. I am in the process of extending my lavender production and I keep bees.
The farm is small now with some cattle and sheep; the farmer has downsized in recent years.
The island has a vibrant community life and, although there is only one shop and no pub (there is a cafe), there is plenty going on.
Situation
Rural
Host type
House and garden
Type of people
Individuals