The Rise and Rise of Famine Farms

“Famine Farms” …places of slow starvation for all.

Bealtaine Cottage ~ The Oldest, Independent, Permaculture Smallholding in Ireland! Conceived, Designed, Planted and Worked by One Woman!

Before permaculture. Bealtaine CottageI describe monoculture  practice as creating “Famine Farms” for bees and wildlife…becoming places of slow starvation for all.

I recall thinking this when first beginning to plant out the permaculture gardens here at Bealtaine Cottage.

As you can see from the place as it looked then, it was bereft of food for anything!

Bealtaine Cottage potage beds in the permaculture gardensWalking around the gardens of Bealtaine during the Spring and Summer, watching bees forage in the blossom, frogs delight in the ponds and listening to the birds sing out a mighty chorus, makes me think of the dire situation these creatures face in the monoculture world of modern farming.

Bealtaine Cottage barnThe average person knows little of bees and their importance to all life as we know it.

It forms part of the massive disconnect going right through the core of society.

Bealtaine Cottage Buddleia flowers for the butterflies and beesIn much the same way that medical doctors have a two week slot on diet and nutrition…

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  1. Thought you may be interested in this link to “The Food Revolution” which begins Saturday through May 3. It’s all free if you can log on to Facebook. Food Revolution Summit Thank you for the guidance you have given.

    Helen Fleming Austin TX

    On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:24 PM, Bealtaine Cottage wrote:

    > Bealtaine Cottage posted: ““Famine Farms” …places of slow starvation > for all.”

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