Thanksgiving Blessings from Ireland

Fourteen years ago at the beginning of the Bealtaine Project, I had no contact with anyone in the US. My perception of American people was very much decided by all things Hollywood and the news broadcasts that informed me of all that was negative. It’s shocking how our view of the world lies in the […]

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A Grievous Sin

The biggest threat to our food security lurks in the shadowy depths of the Halls of Power…the buildings housing the European Parliament in Brussels. You may or may not be aware of something called The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). TTIP is a trade agreement presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. […]

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Defeating Monsanto…with the help of the Bees!

May 2013…This is an update on all that’s growing in the permaculture gardens today. The season has been slow to get going, as the sunshine has been minimal, with rain and cold prevailing. Despite the appalling weather here in the west of Ireland, Apple trees are laden with blossom and bees are buzzing around the […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ Monsanto:the global takeover of our food…

Fresh eggs from my hens. Food. Without food we would die. How fundamental to our existence is that then? I grow lots of food here at Bealtaine Cottage. I grow it on trees, bushes and plants…most of which are grown from seed here at Bealtaine and saved here and in the locality. But, if the […]

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