Birdland Cottage – Intro

Once upon a time when we were looking for a place of our own, our friends said to us – no matter where we will end up we will turn it into a little paradise. It has been a roller coaster of a  journey spanning several years with many peaks and valleys. We have been designing and re-designing many of our projects, adapting them to many different sites with a wide range of conditions and environmental factors. i.e. Gardens, ponds and a Walipini etc.

And this year we have done it, we finally found our place. When we moved here we brought many years of experience, planning and thousands of plants for the garden.

It has been a relief and a thrill to finally get started implementing all of our plans and put them into practice. We are documenting and publicizing progress and results of our garden and homestead related projects.  This has been a big step towards improving our quality of life and reducing our environmental impact by transitioning from a consumer to a producer lifestyle.

Our aim is to help others start low maintenance gardens full of abundance of plants for many uses both culinary and medicinal by providing information through workshops and courses. We want to create context to connect the garden with everyday lives by showing how to grow food, prepare it and adding longevity through homesteading, health and well being.

2 thoughts on “Birdland Cottage – Intro

  1. Hi Bianca and Martin
    This is John from the Muck and Magic Community Garden in Ballymun. We met at the All Ireland Permaculture Gathering in Donegal.
    Thank you for your tips on feeding birds during the winter. I can imagine with all the trees and hedges around your holding you are creating a haven for our birds and other forms of wildlife.

    1. Hi John,
      Great we have found the community garden facebook page now and we will keep an eye on it for inspiration. 😀
      Indeed our place is a great place for birds, we always wanted to call it birdland which suits perfectly with all the elderberries, hawberries and plenty of nesting trees. Not to mention all the fruits we are planted ourselves, they don’t go for the soft fruit / berries luckily for us. Especially white currants and fall gold raspberries 😀

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