You have a special invitation to come and spend as long as you like on either Saturday or Sunday, this weekend, exploring the gardens, asking questions, looking inside the cottage and just having a lovely time in the permaculture gardens here at Bealtaine Cottage…and…it’s all for charity!
I am posting directions at the end of this blog, so you will find Bealtaine Cottage quite easy!
Carole from Whispering Pines in the U.S. has already donated the entrance fee, of 10euros, despite the fact that America is a long way off! Carole at http://whisperingpinesfiberandherbfarm.com/ writes a lovely blog every day all about her homestead and lovely animals…I often pop by!
Hopefully there will be at least 100 euros to donate to The Leitrim Animal Sanctuary by the close of the weekend!
Your 10 euro donation includes tea and lashings of cake, home made soup with home made bread and staying all day if you wish! How’s that for value…and you will be helping animals in distress!
There will be lots of tea, fresh coffee and home made cakes!
If it’s wet, don’t fret…with two covered verandas and a cosy cottage, there will be lots of dry space to enjoy your morning or afternoon tea!
I am selling a lot of my gardening books too…some great books!
There is lots to see and many secret paths to explore…so come along to the Permaculture Gardens at Bealtaine Cottage this weekend..
Directions to Bealtaine Cottage…
From Ballyfarnon travel on the R284 to Keadue for approx 4km. In Keadue turn right at the top of Village, signposted Leitrim Village. Travel for approx 2km and take right (L 15036) and house is third on the left. From Carrick on Shannon, travel on the R284 to Leitrim Village, approx 5km. In Leitrim Village go over bridge and take left road signposted Keadue. Travel for approx 6km and take left (L 15036) and house is third on the left.
Growing freedom is manifesting in the new mass movement of allotment holders and people turning their oil-hungry lawns into edible gardens.
Freedom and choice is what happens when you decide to grow…whether it’s in a window box or on a half acre smallholding, or more.
The mindset of producing food in growing, foraging, making and storing induces a sense of liberation, as well as a feeling of well-being and harmony with the Earth.
Freedom of choice begins to manifest before your very eyes, for free.
Food: organic or not; how much and what kind; for storing or for selling; food to share, food to give; the choices go on…and as this happens, personal knowledge grows immensely!
Storing and making and baking and cooking and creating…
Growing food , whether it be you actually doing it or simply enabling others to grow by buying surplus, locally produced food is of great benefit to the new scheme of things…cutting down on air miles, pollution and supporting local economies.
Creating small food communities by locally sourcing, helps to grow communities, encouraging interaction on a natural level.
Selling or sharing a surplus is a positive social networking ingredient!