@The Field

In 2010 an eight acre field in the village of Dunkeld in Perthshire was gifted to the Soil Association Land Trust. The owner of the field wanted to ensure it was saved from development and returned to organic food production.

Local people established a group, Dunkeld and Birnam Community Growing, to manage the land ‘@The Field’, gifted to the Soil Association Land Trust. The group became incorporated as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) with the aims of growing food according to organic principles in a bio-diverse environment and providing information and education on organic food growing and biodiversity to the local community.

@The Field now have just under 100 members, and is run entirely by volunteers . Members support the project in a variety of ways, from working the land and selling produce, to running workshops, events, and producing artwork. There are regular work parties on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, and produce (fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers) is sold to members, at The Field gate, and from twice weekly market stalls.