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Weekend Course 28th to 30th April 2023

Permaculturist Cath Sheldrick and Naturopath Tracey Law bring together a fun and informative weekend. Our flagship course introduces the ethics and principles of permaculture and naturopathy. It will demonstrate how to apply them to our daily lives with walks, talks, practical demonstrations and interactive workshops. Locally produced and home cooked food plus refreshments included.

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Our Background

How We Got Here


Family holidays on the croft during my childood nurtured my love for the natural world. Inspired by John Seymour’s book on Self Sufficiency, I took over the croft tenancy in 2007 with the aim of living lightly both on and off the land. I registered the croft as a Learning and Demonstration Centre in 2019 and have been establishing a Permaculture Design and Consultancy business since then. Over the weekend, I'll be explaining and demonstrating how the permaculture toolkit can help you to design your own low-impact lifestyle and grow at least some of your own food, whether you have a small kitchen windowsill, a huge garden or anywhere in between.


I qualified as a mental health nurse in 1991 and worked in the NHS for many years. I retrained as an acupuncturist and naturopath and started my own business in 2003. Since moving to Scotland in 2020, I have added a new venture and have my own micro bakery, selling sourdough and learning about fermentation. Natural therapy and food for healing are what I will be bringing to the weekend. 

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Our Services

Here’s What We Provide



Interactive, teaching, practical demonstrations and workshops on a working croft and Permaculture Demonstration Centre.  Sessions will include grounding ourselves, patterns of nature, the living Earth, Complex connections, preserving the harvest and more. 

Connecting to the earth with Qi Gong and understanding all things are connected. Making the connection between your own gut 'soil' and the soil of the earth. 

  • Building soils

  • Regenerating your garden ecosystem.

  • How to produce an abundance of food for both people and wildlife.

  • Fermenting, preserving, drying, freezing and cooking garden edibles. 

  • Plants as medicinals


Accommodation is not included in the price.

Camping is available at Adrians Croft with separate negotiation with Cath. To book camping please contact Cath at


Bed and Breakfast is available in the local area. For advise please message us. 


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