Farm Hack Scotland

Common Good Food is hosting the coordination of the first Farm Hack event in Scotland, to be held at The Big Shed, Tombreck, Perthshire on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October 2016.


The event will bring together farmers, growers, crofters, orchardists, agroecologists, fabricators, tinkerers, engineers and IT programmers to demonstrate and share tools, skills & ideas. Over the two days there will be field demonstrations, practical workshops, seminars, entertainment, good food, local ale and celebration.
Farm Hack is a community of farmers and growers developing appropriate tools for small scale ecological farming. FarmHack is founded on the principles of open source technology meaning that tools and techniques are shared and developed on the online  It was founded by The Greenhorns in the U.S. in 2010 and has since held regular events to bring the community together on farms and in workshops across the USA. In 2015 the Landworkers Alliance held the first UK FarmHack in Gloucestershire and we were inspired to host one in Scotland.
Watch a video of the Farm Hack UK launch:


Contributors wanted!

We are looking for people who are interested in presenting their ideas, inventions or skills, especially in the following themes:

  • Horse power
  • Pedal power
  • Hand tools and equipment
  • Mechanics and farm machinery
  • Agroforestry and agroecology techniques
  • Soil care - no till techniques, compost teas
  • Water - how to work with and manage an over-plentiful resource!
  • Access to land and land governance skills
  • Electronics and software

If you are interested please email