Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture Gardens

The gardens in snow. Yesterday was a day for visitors who spent two and a half hours walking around all the different gardens. The photo above was taken in the winter of 2010…cold but very beautiful. Permaculture is about planting and planting without chemicals, but using Nature’s way of mulch, mulch, mulch. It works incredibly well, for this approach feeds the soil, our food lifeline! I mulch with shreddings; clippings; wool; compost; manure; grass and leaves, as well as any other biodegradable material I come across, including cardboard, straw etc. I also collect silt from both ponds as the stream…