Most of the energy we use at home comes from burning fossil fuels.
Using less energy means burning fewer fossil fuels and putting less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Over the past twelve years I have endeavoured to reduce not just my own carbon footprint, but that of Bealtaine Cottage and gardens.
When first planting the forest gardens it was important to keep the paths open, so mowing once a week during the growing season was a huge task!
That issue is now almost resolves as the trees have shaded the paths…
and dropped lots of leaves to create quite a dense mulch.
I am now tackling the long grass area that is the frontage of the gardens onto the road.
I began this task about three days ago, sculpting as I prepared a strip into which I planted.
Planting is diverse and from my own Nursery where I grow trees, flowers, shrubs, herbs and vegetables.
It has always been important to me to keep this neat and attractive as it is an encouragement to passers-by to consider Goddess-Inspired Permaculture in a positive light!
This is the stage I am at today. I simply strip back some grass and turn the sod upside down behind the strip…then plant!
The end result will be that there is about half the amount of grass to mow…so half the amount of fossil fuel used!
Best of all will be an extended feeding ground for the Bees!
That’s what I call a result!
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