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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Email to "The Beechgrove Garden" (BBC Scotland)


Hi,

 

Please consider my project if you are interested. I have decided that what ever the result of the Independence referendum in Scotland in September, I am going to try and declare my own independence here in Alva, at the foot of the Ochil Hills. I am lucky enough to live on a rather substantial plot. Roughly speaking the garden is about 500m2, with my bungalow right in the middle.

 

I believe that by using square foot gardening, Aquaponics and by keeping chickens, I could satisfy at least 25% of my families requirements. I also believe that the land has enough space to ensure that electricity could be generated to such an extent as to meet our needs.

 

Furthermore I think the property could be extended to 5 bedrooms and a granny flat could be built on the land. That would leave enough space for a small B&B operation.

 

If you have ever seen “Sovereign Living” on Youtube then I am thinking along the lines of this.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ross Taylor.