Bealtaine Cottage…So, you want to know what a smallholding looks like before it’s permacultured?

Bealtaine Cottage smallholding at the beginning, nine years ago.

The property looked quite barrens and derelict.

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And today, winter time in Ireland and the land is pure abundance!

Where the orchards, tunnel and veggie gardens are now.

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And just some of the apples that crop every year!

An unpromising start…but Permaculture can take root anywhere!

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Making a start…about nine years ago.

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Bealtaine Cottage at the beginningHow it was…

bealtaine Cottage in February 2013

Over 900 trees planted since then.