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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    Can we encourage as many as possible to sign and/or organise petitions - and if possible to attend the "Day of Action" at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday 30th August at 10am.

    If the TTIP goes ahead, as is being discreetly negotiated at present, it will make billions for the US global corporations and ruin our society, economy and environment in the process.

     

     

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  • The new Three Towns Food Network, linking Knighton, Presteigne and Kington to increase local food resilience, will be showing at Knighton Agricultural Show on 30 August (next to the tea tent, with Tene Valley Environmental Group and Knighton Tree Allotments Trust. Read more ...  

  • The 2014 Spring Greens Fair

     

    Bigger, better, bursting with good things green, but still intimate and charming...the 2014 Spring Greens Fair is back this weekend, 3/4 May at the wonderful Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will be there, of course (perennial forest garden plants for sale and adopt-a-plant with free plants for children. This year there will be even more wonderful food, activities, forum discussions, demonstrations, crafts, performace... see it all here:

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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am -1pm

     

    LOCAL PRODUCE inc fresh organic veg, local cheeses, meats, eggs, smokerie, scrummy bites, homemade Indian foods, apple juice ...

    A SPECIAL stall for April from Whitton WI

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Free training for community woodland management

Community involvement in woodland management

 

Could there be greater community involvement in the management of

woodlands in your area?

 

Funding cutbacks and lack of resources for public and private landowners leave many woodlands under-managed. Community groups are already demonstrating successful management of local woodlands.

 

Have your say - book now for one of five FREE regional networking events at leading community woodlands.

 

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Three Towns co-operate in cross border food resilience project

Knighton, Presteigne and Kington launch Three Towns Food Network

 

These three towns on the Welsh-English border are looking at Offa's Dyke as a dynamic link (rather than a barrier) for building local food resilience. They will be running stalls at local agricultural shows, including Knighton and Kington, to raise awareness of local food security issues, and say their aims include:

  • Promoting food security through sharing growing and husbandry skills
  • Using joined-up thinking to make fresh healthy food more available close to source
  • Supporting local producers, new growers and community groups
  • Sharing creative ways to use fresh produce
  • Identifying and using free harvest sources
  • Networking contacts for consumers and producers

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Powys petition for disinvestment in fossil fuels

Annie Marshal from Powys has just started a petition for Powys County Council to join the international Fossil Free disinvestment campaign. The fossil fuels industry is morally bankrupt, increasingly environmentally destructive, and will be economically unviable in future if carbon legislation is brought in.

Please sign her petition, and forward it to your friends to support too.

http://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/powys-divest-from-fossil-fuels-2?source=facebook-share-button&time=1382648223

Free forest garden perennials in N Wales

PeteFree Stall has gift economy fruit and nut trees available

 

Incredible Edible Forest Garden & Community Orchard plant nursery -- We have a large number of useful and edible perrenial plants that we have grown this year, and you are welcome to visit to collect some that we have left. They are still ok to plant out. This is a Gift Economy Community orchard nursery, and there are no prices for plants.

(bring a bag or pot to put them in)
Anyone with spare pots 4" to 6" we'd love them!

Plants and young Trees still offered:

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Upcoming FCFCG programme

Mid Wales Regional Gathering, 20 October, Newtown

 

This years Mid Wales Gathering will be held in partnership with 'Cultivate' Cwm Harry's new food venture, in Newtown Powys. Cwm Harry is a pioneering local food project working in a variety of areas from food waste recycling to local food production and distribution. The day will be action packed including an informative update from FCFCG about the Tyfu Pobl programme, a variety of presentations from inspiring FCFCG local member projects, a chance for you to share information about your own growing project as well as hearing what other people in your local area have been up to, a tour of Cwm Harry's diverse and multifunctional site, an update from Cwm Harry's Project Coordinator about the projects they're involved as well as their future future plans, not to mention a choice of practical and informative workshops led by members of Cwm Harry's dedicated team. To book your place go to our events page.

 

http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/events/wales-events/mid-wales-regional-gathering?view=Events

 

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