These are the words I have worked with over the past 12 years.
and, keeping a vision of what it will all, one day, look like!
First and foremost, I regard the Earth as sacred.
Working in harmony with Gaia has evolved this thinking, I have not come upon it by chance.
For me, now looking back over the time spent planting Bealtaine Cottage, from bare fields to this, the one most important and relevant aspect of it all was, and remains, to have a nursery garden…
continually growing trees, shrubs and plants from seed.
It is within our grasp to live within Eden…
Permaculture is the enabler to help one see and experience that!
Permaculture combines the best of natural landscaping and edible landscaping.
Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against, nature.
Permaculture is about ethical designing of human systems for a sustainable future. Permaculture is a way to have an organic food garden that’s also beautiful.
Permaculture is a holistic system of design for human needs.
Permaculture enables one person to create and manage three acres in harmony with Nature.
Harmony with the land nurtures harmony with the mind and soul.
So very inspirational!!! Thank you Colette for all you do!!!
Blessings Lisa X
When I watch your videos on youtube, I get homesick. While I’ve never practiced permaculture.
Colette, how did you learn about permaculture? Were you self-taught or did you take a permaculture design certification course? Had you ever farmed or gardened before purchasing Bealtaine Cottage? Were you familiar with the many plants that are now your food? Did you know how to preserve them? What do you produce on your land, and what do you have to buy or trade for? I am so curious about what skills you already had and which you had to acquire (and how!).
The answers to these and many more questions are all in the 850+ blogs on the website… 🙂 Though, in short, self-taught and always learning! 🙂
What lovely land.
love it so much
Hello Colette, just found your blog, very inspirational. I have started something similar here in Croghan, Roscommon while at the same time home schooling my son. Looking at all that you have achieved will give me the motivation to continue when I get tired or overwhelmed with all the work! Best regards, Carol
Lovely to hear from you Carol! Not too far away!
I have been following you Youtube clips for a while now, my wife and I love watching them! We have bought a house and a barn and a couple of acres in France, in the hope to live a simpler life and grow as much of our own food as we can. We find your Garden very beautiful and wanted to leave this note to say you are very inspirational. Thank you
Well done…a fantastic life style awaits. I do this in South Africa and love it. The veg and eggs we eat are fantastic. Enjoy.
Blessings Ken XXX
Thanks so much Luke X Blessings X