“Tree planting is one of the most important actions that any human being can do on this planet, for without trees we are a doomed species…”
wise words…..

Bealtaine Cottage ~ The Oldest, Independent, Permaculture Smallholding in Ireland! Conceived, Designed, Planted and Worked by One Woman!

Over 600 trees planted at Bealtaine…and it continues! The eco-system is a complex web linking animals, plants, water air and every other life form, in what we call the biosphere.

Some of the tree coverage now at Bealtaine.

In the normal course of events, Nature regulates everything within this eco-system.

One of over 30 fruit trees planted here at Bealtaine, as permaculture design takes monoculture back into full abundance…

 We are becoming more aware of just how delicately balanced this eco-system really is.

We realise that human survival depends upon preserving and maintaining that eco-system.

Since the time when human beings  first discovered agriculture, the eco-system has been systematically weakened. At one point in our existence we were on pretty good terms with Nature, but we are, increasingly, coming into conflict with Nature!

An example of this conflict is to be found here in Ireland. We have a rare limestone…

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