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Progress in the Permaculture Fruit and Vegetable Gardens at Bealtaine Cottage

There has been so much growth over recent weeks that I can hardly keep up…this is the busiest time of the year for sure.

Trees and bushes are merging together and forming dense walls of green.

The casting shade is already changing the nature of the earth underneath.

As I type, my hands have a healthy green hue to them from mowing the grass and pulling weeds to use as mulch around the fruit trees.

Everything that grows is food for the soil, building the depth and fertility, year on year.

There is no such thing as an unwanted plant…really, none!

Each year I say, “here’s another bumper crop of everything,” and this year is no exception!

So, as promised, here’s a walk around a small part of the productive gardens…


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!

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