The Bield at Blackruthven & Southton Smallholdings

Blackruthven House, Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1PY

Contact Person: George Bosworth

Phone number: 01738 583238

Email address: info@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk

Website: http://www.bieldatblackruthven.org.uk

Aims and Objectives:

The smallholding project is an extension of The Bield At Blackruthven, a Christian retreat. The healing environment is extended to people who have experienced long-term unemployment through learning disabilities by offering supported employment in a smallholding setting - growing herbs and vegetables on organic principles and keeping hens, ducks, geese and sheep. Produce is sold via a box scheme maintained by the smallholding team. Work includes gardening, tending animals, innovating from recycled materials, craft-making etc.