• A permaculture smallholding

    Based in Ballyroney in the heart of rural South Down

  • Welcoming visitors

    From all over the world

  • Practising permaculture

    We aim to provide a significant proportion of our food needs.

  • Growing organically

    We work with nature to avoid the use of chemicals and pesticides.

  • Rescued and working horses

    Managing the land using low impact methods

  • Working with others

    Volunteers and visitors practice and learn practical skills.

  • Animal welfare
    Encouraging rare breeds and giving unwanted animals a second chance

  • Living a low impact lifestyle
    We aim to substantially meet our need for energy, food, fuel and water

  • Practising permaculture

    Working with our environment not against it.

Thank You

So many thanks to all those who supported our crowdfunder campaign



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 hugulcultur bed, which is now home to french and runner beans.   Meanwhile the flowers we planted to attract bees and other pollinat
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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 to¬†http://www.permaculture.co.uk/ now and grab a copy.  
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And we’re back

After a frenetic June, and the success of our crowdfunding campaign, we took a couple of weeks to travel and visit family and friends, and begin to plan the next couple of months in earnest. The thrill of meeting our funding target came with the knowledge that we needed to spend the money wisely, and so the last couple of weeks have been spent hunting around for materials that meet our criteria of
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Kind words from visitors