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  • 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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    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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How you can help the Garden in Transition to floourish in 2012

...and other doings around Hay on Wye

Might you be free on Sunday 25th March to join a work party for the ‘Garden in Transition’?

Some of you may remember that a Transition-themed demonstration garden was installed next the entrance of the Hay Festival site a couple of years ago. The idea behind this project is to create a space with the participation of the local community; using reclaimed, recycled and donated materials and plants; which looks amazing; and will be seen by over 100,000 people. Hopefully it will inspire other similar projects based on sharing skills and creatively using recycled and reclaimed materials.

This year, Brecknock Wildlife Trust will be designing the garden. They are

looking for volunteers to help out for some or all of the day (between 10am and 3pm). If you are handy with a saw and hammers, your skills would be useful. If you would like to pick up a few practical skills, that would be great as well. Also, it will hopefully be a good social occasion. There will be cake!

This message is to find out if in principle you might be interested in coming along to help out. You don’t need to commit firmly at this stage, we would just like to get an idea of numbers. If you are interested in coming along, or would like more information, please let me know or contact Dave Prescott on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01497 831 194.

If you don’t have time to be there in person on the day but would still like to be involved, here are some other ways to help out:

-       if you have a pond that you’re thinning out and could donate marginal plants in pots, these would be welcome

-       if you would like to raise wildflowers, seeds and pots can be provided

-       you could loan a rotavator

-       you could donate tall plants such as bamboo, miscanthus, reedcanary grass, bulrush or reeds

-       you could donate hazel hurdles or wattle fencing

-       you could donate recycled planks for the steps

Thanks for reading this far!

Continuing the garden theme, please note that from from mid-March Hayfield Garden will be back in full swing. The garden is situated on the Clyro road on the left hand side as you go up the hill and is open every Wednesday and Saturday. Please contact Phoebe Boulanger on 07530 265001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before visiting. Monthly workdays are planned for 2012 and you can sign up to the mailing list to find out what's on when. Look out for lots of lovely, local broccoli coming soon which will be the first produce from the garden this Spring.

The 2011 Hay Walking Festival included a transition-themed walk which went down well so we'd like to repeat it for 2012.  The date for the walk will be Sunday 14th October - if you would be willing to lead or co-lead the walk, talk about your garden/energy efficient house/electric bike/recycling habits or indeed anything else vaguely transition-related, please get in touch with me ( tel: 01497 821134).  Thank you.

Finally... catch the inspirational Felicity Aston and hear about her adventures in Antarctica - she recently completed a solo journey to become the first woman ever to ski across Antarctica solo.  Felicity will be speaking at:

The Swan at Hay, 1st March at 7.30pm, £6.50

Eardisley Village Hall, 2nd March at 7.30pm, £5.00

Hereford Courtyard, 3rd March at 7.45pm, £10.00

Although Felicity's talk will focus on her expedition as a Physicist and Meteorologist who has worked for the British Antarctic Survey, she has a keen interest in climate change issues and the transition movement.  Tickets and information available from Dave Bennett - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01544 327598.

Anna Heywood

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