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Shane McKee
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Hi Permies! These nice folks at Lackan Cottage Farm have been powering mightily ahead in only a couple of years. I've only just come across them though - but they seem very active and switched on, and they're about to start building rocket mass heaters, so that can't be bad. They've got updates and blogs at lackancottage.co.uk - worth a follow, if only for the great photos of the Northern Irish scenery & greenery (did you know that we are actually real life Westeros? You do now!).

NI is dotted with loads of little abandoned cottages, some attached to a bit of land, some not, but in a state of early 20th century abandon - just crying out for restoration the Permaculture way, and probably available at really low prices. I'm looking forward to seeing how Claire and Steve have done their bit - hoping to head down to see it soon.

They're using CrowdFunder.co.uk to try to raise £3000 to create an educational space to get that permaculture message out there. They seem like lovely folks, and boy does Northern Ireland need this way of thinking! Why not visit their Crowdfunder page, and help them bring a ray of permaculture joy? Maybe it'll all filter in to the next Game of Thrones series and help the Lannisters all lighten up a bit and start getting along with everyone...

Cheers,
-Shane
 
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OK, I've gone and pledged. Would love to hear what some of you more experienced permies think of their setup.
 
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8 days to go, and still a gap to close - come on folks - check it out! They do nice beech bowls & spoons. What's not to love?
 
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Hi folks,
Just to let you know, Lackan Cottage got their Eco-Classroom funded! I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it, and get some good brown permaculture happening in Northern Ireland.
-Shane
 
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