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Photos from a Permaculture Smallholding

Lavender drying on the back door of my cottage

Certainly one way of keeping the flies out of the cottage here at Bealtaine!

A permaculture floor, using waste tile fragments…Bealtaine Cottage.

Growing lettuce in a tyre at the start of the Bealtaine Project…

Missy in her wild and inquisitive youth!

Dawn at Bealtaine Cottage

The moon over Bealtaine.

Close planting here means no weeds, no chemicals and a permaculture lushness that is at the centre of life here at Bealtaine.


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

4 thoughts on “Photos from a Permaculture Smallholding

    1. Thanks! Just start planting…now is a good time to plant pot grown trees. The first thing I did when I started 8 years ago was establish a corner as a Nursery for plants, cuttings, seedlings etc. It’s a good place to start and learn.

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