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    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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    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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Launch of the People's Market in Lampeter

A colourful display of organic polytunnel veg greeted the 150 people who came through the doors of Lampeter's Victoria Hall on a chilly Saturday morning in mid-February. Each tray was marked with a reassuringly small number of food miles. Phil Drayton of Fferm Rhyd-y-Gwin was alternately counting visitors and piling veg into their bags-for-life. One of the Directors of the Development Trust that has worked hard for the last three years to gain the lease on the building, Phil was hoping for a successful day's trading for the 18 stall-holders.

Local musician Georgia Owen sang and played guitar, occasionally interrupted by the sounds of carpentry from Denmark Farm's make-your-own-birdbox stall. Meanwhile visitors tasted slivers of goat's cheese, bought local meat and/or vegan satay sausage rolls, drank tea and examined the pink and purple woolly knitwear of the Craftmakers' Collective.

Now that the Transition Llambed Development Trust has taken charge of the hall, all things local, Transitional, green, cultural and Permacultural are being welcomed in. The Trust has been given £20,000 by the Town Council to begin much-needed renovations. A team of volunteers have signed up to help scrub and paint the frontage (in colours approved by the building's previous managers, Ceredigion County Council). Lampeter Youth Theatre Group has already put on their low-impact pantomime "Al-y-Dyn" and plans are underway to celebrate Earth Hour on 31 March with a lantern parade, choirs and a twmpath dance.

But the People's Market was the first dream of those who had visualised having a physical base for Transition in Lampeter, with its local produce and crafts taking centre stage.

As Gary Thorogood, one of the organisers, said: "We were really pleased with the first People's Market. The stall-holders were happy, the shoppers we spoke to all commented positively on the friendly atmosphere, the quality of produce and the general buzz about the market. We have learnt a lot and the Market will evolve as we go forward. But what a great start."

Dr Vole

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