Permaculture Gathering 2015

Permaculture Gathering 2015

This year’s All Ireland Permaculture Gathering is coming to Northern Ireland for the first time. 2 days of workshops and talks, and the chance to share ideas with like minded folk. Camping from friday. We’ll be meeting at Tubby’s Farm in Hillsborough...
Blessings to you all this midwinter

Blessings to you all this midwinter

  To all our friends and supporters – blessings to you this midwinter, however you celebrate it – have a wonderful Yule, a happy Christmas, and a great time. Our heartfelt thanks to all those who helped us in this last year, it means a great deal. We look...
Getting to grips with the garden

Getting to grips with the garden

  Our intrepid wwoof volunteers Samantha and Irene from Italy have arrived, and are getting to grips with our vegetable beds, which after a spell of very dry and then very wet weather, were growing increasingly full of weeds. Happily they have now tamed the...
We’re in Permaculture Magazine!

We’re in Permaculture Magazine!

Many thanks to Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine for running an article about Lackan Cottage Farm – we’ve already met several new people because of it, which is always a Good Thing. For those of you who aren’t subscribers, get along...
Making a hugelkultur bed

Making a hugelkultur bed

For those who haven’t come across them before, Hugelkultur beds are basically a pile of wood or branches, covered with soil to form a raised bed. It is a great way to use up material that might otherwise get burned off. The idea is that the pile rots slowly,...
Making raised (lazy) beds

Making raised (lazy) beds

Today we created a simple raised ‘lazy’ bed, although why they are called that I’ve no idea – making them is strenuous enough. The first step is to mark out and then turn over all the sod on your bed area. At this stage the bed is pretty flat...