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The Nature of the Beast

roses at Bealtaine CottageThe patenting of seeds is a violation against Nature.

Bealtaine Cottage June 2013The patenting of genes is also a violation against Nature.

poppies at bealtaine CottageNature cannot be owned by any corporation or government, for it is for us all to share.

Lunaria at Bealtaine CottageThe privatisation of the planet is under way, supported by the very governments who are under trust to protect us all and represent our best interests in state.

Buttercups and Driftwood at Bealtaine CottageGreed is rewarded with patents in the US courts, as the very essence of life itself is being pimped as a product of the corporation…seed.

May blossom at Bealtaine CottageQuite simply…Nature is being subjected to Corporate Cannibalism, as corporations like Monsanto feast upon small seed companies, the last hope of a planet in crisis!

poppies at Bealtaine Cottage The Earth offers her bounty…the Divine harvest of love and promise, first in food and then in seed, a gift for all to share!

Poppies in the sun at Bealtaine CottageHowever, the nature of the beast that eyes the feast is greed…eye-popping, drooling, slathering greed!

Veranda at Bealtaine CottageThere will never be enough profit for the beast.

Nature must be protected.

Bench in the garden at Bealtaine CottageMy message to those who wish to dominate, control and own Mother Nature?

This law is wrong.

Patenting the seeds of Nature is wrong!

My conscience says “No!”

Permaculture gardens at Bealtaine CottageThe patenting of seeds leads to monoculture and loss of diversity.

At a time when the planet is in such crisis, with loss of eco-systems and bio-diversity, governments need to be actively encouraging people to protect, nurture and save seed…not allowing chemical companies to enslave humanity to a corporate controlled seed bank!

The nature of the beast is greed.

That greed will destroy what remains of a planet and its’ people in crisis. 

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Growing Fruit and Vegetables the Permaculture Way

Apples

Apples today in the gardens at Bealtaine.

No chemicals.

Lots of mulching.

Sheeps wool mulched around base.

Regular feeds of manure tea.

Maximum biodiversity planted around the trees.

Trees well spread out.

Hedges and shrubs to protect from the wind.

In other words, intelligent planting, thought-out and planned along  permaculture lines…

Planning Permaculture

Just a few shots of empathy for and with Nature, alongside good, basic common-sense, realising that Nature is poly-cultural and loathes monoculture in any form, so, be diverse!

Plant for maximum biodiversity, with pockets of plants everywhere in your garden…and don’t try to dominate!

Us humans seem to have an innate desire to dominate Nature, an idea supported by so many of the world religions!

Use Local Resources

Raised beds can be made from most materials.

Local is best.

I continue to use some tyres in my gardens, but am replacing them gradually with stone, local stone, as and when I uncover it or come across it.

Wood is good and sustainable.

All my compost heaps are made using old doors, up-cycled to a new use!

Look at what you have as a local and preferably free resource and start using it!

No-Dig

By far the easiest and best way of growing I have ever encountered…this is my template for a great garden.

These are the potatoes this morning, growing mightily on a no-dig potato bed.

Have a look at previous blogs to see how this was started…

Collect and Save Seed!

Fennel in the tunnel this morning, flowering and soon to seed.

Save seed…any seeds and grow them on and share them out and value this above all else that you do, for without seed we have nothing!

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