Tackling Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Breakdown
Living Earth, Inver, Co Donegal
is a home composed of closed-loop systems giving a highly sustainable life-style off the grid.
Visit this ecologically positive, low tech home on
Saturday and Sunday
September 15th and 16th
Judith Hoad, the householder will welcome you personally
Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day to include:
Life without Chemicals
Limited, off-road, attended car parking
No charge, but contributions will be welcomed
The Hoad house has been run 'off the grid' for 45 years - until 10 years ago, without electricity. Since 2002 a wind and photovoltaic energy generation system has supplied the house. This was upgraded in 2011.
Rainwater is harvested from the roof for all washing and cleaning purposes. Well-water is used to drink and for cooking. When water is provided by one's own physical effort, it is never wasted.
The large, custom-built, three-unit compost system in the garden recycles all organic material from the house and the garden to produce healthy fruit and vegetables. All gardens are a work-in-progress and Hoad's is no exception, with some successful crops each year as well as some failures, but it provides a lot of the food eaten here - both from cultivated plants and wild ones-'weed' is a dirty word in this garden!
Chemicals are not used, nor permitted, in order to protect all the creatures who share LIVING EARTH as their home, including the microbes.
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