Permaculture Brings Hope…before and after images!

One woman CAN make a difference! If you are not familiar with Colette’s accomplishments, this post illustrates some of them well. She is one of the people who inspire me hugely. ~ Linne

Bealtaine Cottage ~ Home of Goddess Permaculture and Earth Healing

It’s been almost nine years since I began planting this smallholding in the west of Ireland. Before permaculture. Bealtaine CottageMany of you are familiar with the landscape as it looked then.

The picture above shows Bealtaine Cottage after a lot of cutting and clearing, around the time that the planting began. June 2011 permaculture cottage 021

This picture shows the same view today.

As you can see, the cottage is obscured…melting into the gardens of intense production.

Bealtaine Cottage before and after

The lonely, abandoned cottage on the first day I saw it.

Bealtaine Cottage driveway

Disappeared into the Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage…nine years of planting by one woman and a spade!

Installin permaculture pond at Bealtaine CottageThis picture shows the Bog Garden after the first pond was created and the surrounding land cleaned up for planting.

Photographs taken at the time depict a barren looking, rushy, wet landscape that offered little hope or sanctuary for gardeners, growers, wildlife or Nature.

Permaculture Cottage July 2011 016The same view down to the pond is obscured…

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2 thoughts on “Permaculture Brings Hope…before and after images!

  1. Thanks for this update Linne. I lost the connection and you have brought it too me again. I will follow now. My mind seems a bit overwhelmed some days and things get lost. I’m trying to update the soil where I live. The land is rented but then we are all just temporary anyway. Want to leave it better than I found it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your comments. ~ Linne

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