Tap O’Noth farm is a food forest, a permaculture education site and homestead situated on the side of Tap O’Noth hill in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The eight- acre farm was started in 2012 by James Reid and Rosa Bevan with the aim of showing how to create a cold-climate permaculture homestead.

James and Rosa have created a farm that functions like a forest ecosystem and share this with as many people as possible, while living a simple ecological life. They host permaculture education programs, run a half-acre agroforestry CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) market garden, invite people to stay at their their restored shepherd’s hut and are regenerating the woodlands and wetlands.

James and Rosa’s ecological vegetable box scheme feeds 50 households in their local area. They keep dairy goats and sheep to graze as well as geese and chickens to sell eggs alongside their organically grown vegies. Tap Farm hosts regular visitors, volunteers and students.

If you want to learn more about what they are doing and how they are doing it, subscribe to their Tap O’Noth Permaculture – a Forest Garden Farm YouTube channel.