June - Newsletter
We've recently erected a double-span Keder growing house at our new site in Achiltibuie, where we'll be using both hydroponics (including the world famous Achiltibuie Hydroponicum Wick System) and soil-based techniques to grow a variety of plants. With newly fenced grounds, the access road completed and a shelter belt planted we are now getting the Keder house stocked with plants and seedlings, as well as starting to develop the outdoor gardens.
We hope that by July 2009 we'll be able to welcome visitors who want to see the evolving indoor and outdoor growing spaces. Please note that there are no other facilities this year. If you'd like to visit us, whether to stock up on hydroponic supplies and produce, or to see our new growing house, please contact us for opening times using the details overleaf.
Before the end of 2009 we're hoping to start work on our new visitor centre which will include a café and a shop. We plan to use as many environmentally-friendly materials and practices as possible and hope that by adopting 'green' principles ourselves, we'll inspire our visitors to see how even small changes can help minimise their impact on the environment.
With a breathtaking view, the café will be the hub of our new facility, using our own fresh produce, locally sourced ingredients and real home baking. The shop will carry our mail order lines and will also sell other gardening-orientated products, produce, and local arts and crafts.