Highland Seedlings

An education-led micro-smallholding in the Scottish Highlands.


I’m Mairi, an academic, veg grower and community builder. I live slowly and quietly at Highland Seedlings together with my partner, Seamus, and our many pets. I’m a writer, teacher and imagineer.

Fearn Free Food Garden

We run a small community garden in Hill of Fearn, in the Scottish Highlands, where we grow free food for our local community with a group of volunteers.


Our slow-living community is hosted on Patreon, where we teach courses in all sorts of slow living skills, and write about living quietly.

Follow us on Instagram (@highlandseedlings)

Living quietly is an act of resistance.

We live slowly and intentionally, and we want to help others do the same – from growing their own food to resisting capitalism in small, everyday ways.