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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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News from Shropshire

Shropshire Permaculture Network Spring News

Read all the latest on Permaculture in Shropshire and the borders here:


Karuna Get Planning

Karuna  has been granted planning permission for an onsite low impact home. This will be a straw bale roundhouse with a living roof. More information about this is on their website.

Shropshire LAND Network

Shropshire now has an impressive six Permaculture sites registered as part of the Permaculture Association’s LAND Learning Network. Three sites (Karuna, Willows Permaculture Garden and Station Road Permaculture Garden) are fully fledged LAND Learning Centres. The remaining three (Frodesley Forest Garden, Pennerley Permaculture and Forest Garden and Oak House Permaculture Project) are LAND Learners – projects that are working towards becoming full visitor sites like the others.


Transition Films

A new season of films has begun, run by Shrewsbury Transition Town and held at the Old Post Office Function Room on Milk Street, Shrewsbury.

- 19th April, 8pm - Terry Gilliam’s dystopian satire Brazil

- 24th May, 8pm - The documentary Taking Root, about nobel award winning Kenyan tree planter, Wangari Maathai.

Spring Fair, Fordhall Farm, 15th April

Stalls, maypole, BBQ, scarecrow making, folk music, arts and crafts plus lots lots more. 10am – 4pm.

Wildlife Fair, 28th April

Learn about creating a wildlife garden at Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Fair. Stalls, children’s activities, talks, craft demonstrations and much more. 28th April.

Permaculture Design Course, from 12th May

Places are still available for the two week Permaculture Design Course with Steve Jones of Sector39. This is held at Treflach Farm, near Oswestry.

Forest Gardening, 15th-17th June

Learn all about forest gardening with Chris Evans of Designed Visions. This weekend course is held at Karuna, Picklescott.

Karuna LAND event,  7th July

This open day at Karuna is a chance to meet Merav and Janta and find out more about their inspirational project up in Picklescott. It’s also an opportunity to hear more about the Permaculture association’s LAND Network.

Permablitz Shropshire?

Would anyone be interested in starting up a Permablitz group in Shropshire. For anyone who’s not heard of them, Permablitzes are events where a group of people meet together to set up an edible garden, following a permaculture design. Participants at these events earn Permablitz credits each time they volunteer and when they’ve got three credits, they’re eligible to have the group come and permablitz their own place. This means they’ll get design support to make some really good permaculture plans for their garden and then a couple of weeks later a (hopefully) big group of volunteers will come and build the garden. The day might involve an introductory chat about the permaculture plans, some hard graft, some great food, a workshop activity, more hard graft and a celebratory drink with a big bunch of new friends at the end of it all.

Permablitzes were started up in Melbourne, Australia and loads more info on how they work is available on their website. The idea is to get people involved from all walks of life, from hardcore permie nuts to Joe Bloggs who would just like some help growing veg. But to make it work, we’d definitely need some of those permie nuts (i.e. you!), including a bunch of people who’ve taken Permaculture design courses (to help make the Permaculture designs each time).


Perennial Vegetables

At Oak House we’re trying to get our perennial vegetable garden going and are hoping to experiment this year with perennial broccoli, tree collards (a type of perennial cabbage), burnet and sea kale amongst others. Other people’s experiences welcome.

Nancy Davies

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