Permaculture transformation…see for yourself!
It’s been almost nine years since I began planting this smallholding in the west of Ireland.
Many of you are familiar with the landscape as it looked then.
The picture above shows Bealtaine Cottage after a lot of cutting and clearing, around the time that the planting began.
“Bealtaine” is Old Irish Gaelic for “May”…the month in which I first saw it.
As you can see, the cottage is obscured…melting into the gardens of intense production.
Photographs taken at the time depict a barren looking, rushy, wet landscape that offered little hope or sanctuary for gardeners, growers, wildlife or Nature.
Colette has her own blog site about Bealtaine Cottage. It is accurately described as “This is about one woman deciding to do something very dramatic and revolutionary in Ireland…taking three acres of wet, rushy, north-facing land and planting trees like her life depended on it…it does!”. You can find out more about Bealtaine Cottage below.