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Growing Freedom

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!

The choice is yours.

Isn’t that a great word, “choice?”

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Where the Wild Things Are…

The evening is grey and still.

Rain has been spluttering out of the heavens all day.

I’ve just been for a short walk outside and made a 5 minute video that is, at present, loading.

This process takes about an hour and sometimes cuts out at  the last minute, meaning it has to start once more from the beginning, so it can be frustrating!

However, the feedback I get from viewers encourages me to keep it all going…that and a sense of getting a real message out about permaculture.

 What the Banks and EU Agricultural Policy Failed to do, Permaculture manages…this is how I see it all at present.

All around me, here in Ireland and beyond, people are realizing just how much they have lost, been short-changed on what life is really all about…

 The endless drive for material wealth and property has been such over the past decades that many have lost sight of the real meaning of existence on this beautiful planet.

Integrity and goodness have been demeaned and mocked, as the elite, in their eternal scavenging for wealth,    have poured foul scorn upon the planet and it’s inhabitants.

Well, here’s the news…permaculture does not require you to have money, spend money or accumulate wealth.

Permaculture is about using what is to hand and recycling and being creative.

By practising permaculture I pour foul scorn upon the destroyers of Nature, creating a portal, here at Bealtaine Cottage, through which her abundant and infinite energies flow.

People are waking up to the fact that their governments have sold them out to the banks and corporations and it is time to turn towards a kinder way of living on this sacred planet. I heartily recommend adopting the permaculture ethics…

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Enjoy today’s video diary from Bealtaine Cottage…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wTVu4vlvSo

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Permaculture Ethics ~ Bealtaine Smallholding, Ireland

The ethics of permaculture are:

Care for the Earth.

Care for people.

Distribute surplus.

Reduce consumption.

Simple as that…