As the thousand and more trees and thousands of plants of the Bealtaine Project grow taller and more dense, so it is the once barren land seems more and more as it is…an Ark for Earth, set into a monoculture landscape of Cash-Crop-Forestry and animal grazing fields.
This summer witnessed the most Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators and Birds ever!
The wildlife in search of home are migrating to the oasis of Bealtaine Cottage.
They know where the food, shelter and ultimate habitat is to be found!
So, I thought to myself, what if those with gardens, allotments, smallholdings etc., pledged to devote a percentage of what they tend or own to wildlife?
We are talking Arks, where wildlife can not only survive, but thrive!
This takes the presumption that one cannot make a difference and turns it on it’s ridiculous head! For one can make a difference!
Two can double that little Ark for Earth…hundreds can create a huge difference and thousands…well, thousands can begin to stack the odds in favour of Mother Earth!
Now don’t get me thinking of hundreds of thousands or even millions, for my head will almost explode with possibilities…but you see where this is going, don’t you?
And as for Guerrilla Gardening…oh joy!
What about seed bombs chucked out of the car window onto the motorway verges?
We are creative people who care…if you’ve landed here on this website you most certainly are!
So let’s get to it!
And, by the way, if I’d listened to all the experts on where one can and cannot successfully plant a garden, never mind three acres, the Bealtaine Project would still be on the back-burner with little hope of ever happening!
Oh, and the Lughnasadh Garden is being worked on little by little, with a grand opening and dedication ceremony next Bealtaine (May 1st)
…the Ark is being extended…
…One Garden At A Time
and…it’s going to be mighty!