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The Importance of Compost in a Permaculture Smallholding. Notes from a Cottage.

It’s amazing to think that this compost heap in the making can lead to…

This incredible, rich, nourishing soil and plant food.

And some of the compost is used to help grow trees here at Bealtaine, many of which, like these in the pic., are grown from seed and seedlings.

This is the first of four huge compost heaps that were started, topped and thatched last year…as you can see  from the heap it is a good quality compost!

The woodland known as the Fairy Dell is high with fragrant wild herbs and flowers. Seven years Chemical-Free! No certificates of Organic testing here…see for yourself is my advice to all visitors.

Have a good day everyone!

Author:

14 years of Goddess Permaculture at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland...drop in, power up! Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer and teacher who has devoted the past 14 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process.

One thought on “The Importance of Compost in a Permaculture Smallholding. Notes from a Cottage.

  1. I love keeping up with Bealtaine cottage! Maybe because its just how I would love to have a place of my own, if I had the chance. But for now I have to be content with a council house in suburbia, with my pots of herbs and veg growing in my tiny back yard ! Thank you for sharing.x
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    Thank you Maria and welcome to the blog. What you do is connect with Gaia in your space…just as important and worthwhile and what all people on this beautiful planet will one day do! I simply try to heal this small patch of Earth and keep putting it out there to inspire and uplift and empower others. Your positive comments give me energy and inspiration.
    Blessings to you and yours, Maria…your comments are inspiring!
    Colette

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