Bealtaine Cottage was conceived, designed, planted and worked by one woman, Colette O’Neill, over twelve years, on some of the poorest land in the North west of Ireland…all North-Facing!
Colette is now offering, for the first time, a series of week long, intensive learning programmes here at Bealtaine Cottage.
ONE WEEK OF INTENSIVE PERMACULTURE
A unique opportunity to stay for a full week at Bealtaine Cottage and experience life in Ireland’s oldest self-funded, financially independent Permaculture Smallholding.
You will learn:
Using Wool in Permaculture
Fertility without animals
Creating a Woodland
Building an easy compost toilet system
This will be a unique opportunity to learn, first hand, and with one to one teaching, all the skills you will need to set up your own Permaculture smallholding.
This 12 year old Permaculture Smallholding site is completely self-funding…no EU Grants, No Government Grants…No Diktats!
Learn how to set up your own business in easy stages…independently and successfully!
Your week’s stay includes all food…Vegan/Vegetarian based on choice.
Your accommodation is an independent Eco-Lodge with wood-burning stove and lots of room.
This houses a double bed, so is perfect for a couple sharing.
Each course is 7 full days, which means 9 nights, arriving the afternoon/evening before and leaving the morning after the completion of the course.
All the information about booking is at the end of this page…continue reading…
You will learn about tunnel management and upkeep…the tunnel at Bealtaine Cottage is hand-built, 12 years old and has the same plastic in use…12 years and tight as a drum!
There will be one, seven day Immersive Course, per month, beginning in April…through to October 2017.
Early booking is essential!
Learn about planting to create micro-climates and wind shields!
Create a Potager Bed and plant it out!
This is total immersion Permaculture and Sustainable Living, in that you will be living on site and experiencing all aspects of daily life at Bealtaine Cottage.
As well as making wine, you will have the opportunity to sample wines made at Bealtaine Cottage…
…as well as home made liqueurs!
Dates are negotiable at this early stage.
The course will be a full seven days…and at this stage, I can offer a certain flexibility on start/finish days.
April is now booked!
May is now booked!
June is now booked!
July is now booked!
September is now booked!
October is now booked!
August is now booked!
Unlike other Permaculture Courses on offer, Bealtaine Cottage is uniquely immersive, with one-to-one / one-to-two teaching for an entire seven days!