• Welcome to Lackan Cottage Farm
  • in the glorious County Down countryside

    A permaculture smallholding
  • From all over the world to learn and to share knowledge

    Volunteers and groups visit us
  • Through permaculture & organic practice

    We encourage abundance
  • Using natural, local, low cost materials and techniques

    Providing unique spaces
  • Using solar and wind - and teaching others to do the same

    Creating our own energy
  • As well as being home to countless species
    and a wonderful space to enjoy

    These woodlands provide our fuel source
  • Adding over 1000 trees and creating
    an abundant food forest

    Reforesting the landscape
  • So contact us if you want to know more

    We love to share our environment

Lackan Cottage Farm is a permaculture smallholding near the beautiful Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. We live as lightly as possible on the land and offer the opportunity for visitors from all over the world to volunteer and learn with us.
We want to demonstrate how a low impact lifestyle can be a practical reality, meeting our own needs for food, energy, waste and water from the land around us. Sharing our experiences with others is important to us, and as well as offering practical courses, we welcome volunteers from all over the world to help with everything from horticulture to green buildings.

Last few Green woodworking places left

We have just 2 places left on each of our Introduction to Green Woodworking courses with Steve Ryan. The first course is on 25th April, 10am – 6pm, and is £65 including materials and lunch. The second course is on May 23rd, , 10am – 6pm, and is £65 including materials and lunch. Both can be booked online here – http://lackancottage.co.uk/events/ Green woodwork is one of the most
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Month of Mud

Thanks to the amazing generosity of both our crowdfunding backers, and a small army of volunteers, we have made great progress with our classroom space over the winter, and now we are on the home stretch, with the aim of completing it this summer. The majority of the remaining work is in earth plastering the interior, so we plan to run two ‘get started with earth plasters’ weekends, when you can c
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Green woodworking is proving popular

Places on the green woodworking courses are going fast – so fast that we are likely to put on a second ‘Introduction to Green Woodworking course’, to cater for the interest. There are just a couple of places left now on the ‘Make a stool from a log course’. It’s great that so many people want to try green woodworking for the first time, and that 4 out of the 6 p
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Green woodworking courses

We are pleased to be able to offer two green woodworking courses, with Steve Ryan, of Green Woodwork Ireland. Steve is an incredibly talented green woodworker who teaches extensively, and is passionate about his craft. Come and join him here in the woods at Lackan Cottage Farm for these one day courses. Places are limited, so book soon by contacting Steve Byrne at Lackan on 028 40650273 or email l
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