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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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Learning from the past

7th & 8th July - "First Century Skills With Modern Uses"

Doldowlod Walled Garden

Learn to build an earth oven and cook efficient, delicious meals on a basic camp kitchen using a mixture of staple and easily foraged ingredients. From breads to bhajis, roasts and stews, a surprisingly varied meal can be assembled using very simple cooking equipment.

Turn wood-ashes and oil into domestic soft soap, and compare this ancient method to versatile modern soapmaking to create simple yet luxurious bar soaps.

Discover how to spin wool into yarn, then dye your creations with the ancient
natural dyes Woad, Weld and madder.

Explore the ancient metalworking technique of repoussé, creating intricate raised designs inspired by Iron Age examples.


After the introductory sessions to the above techniques, participants may choose to focus on either textiles or metalwork in the portions of the workshop dedicated to craft practice.

Over the course of the weekend create food to share and soaps, fibres, or a metalwork
item to take home.

Tutors are Sally Pointer & Gareth Riseborough, both specialists in historic
skills and traditional crafts.

Course 10.30am to 4pm both days.

To book a place, please click here or phone Zoe on 01597 824 240  or  07999 353 217

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