New Llandrindod Permaculture Students
Over the weekend of 12th and 13th September, the Llandrindod Transition Town group held a course introducing the principles of Permaculture Design. The course was led by Steven Jones and Abi Price of Sector39. Steve has been involved in Permaculture since 1991 and has worked on projects in the UK, Africa and India, and with the Centre for Alternative Technology between 1995 and 2002. He writes an eco-blog for Channel 4 and has just finished filming a 6-part documentary with BBC Wales on Going Green to be broadcast this autumn. Abi works with the Transition Town group in Machynlleth and in particular with community gardening. Over a packed weekend, they did a brilliant job of introducing the fundamental concepts of Permaculture to the 18 participants.
Young People Cycle for Sustainable Development
Eight young people from all over Wales met with Mid Wales Permaculture Network Co-ordinator Roz Brown on 18 August as they cycled the 150 miles from Machyntlleth to the Senedd in Cardiff to focus awareness on sustainable development. The group were all members of the youth-led Welsh Youth Forum on Sustainable Devlopment.
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Rhayader Green Fayre
Plant Giveaway Marks Network Debut
July 11 was a big day in Rhayader, both for Green Fayre organisers, Transition Town Rhayader, and the newly forming Mid Wales Permaculture Network which ran its first stall at the event.
The day was to prove a busy one for everyone concerned: for the second year running, people converged on the town’s leisure centre from a wide area to learn about renewable energy, buy organic plants and produce, and connect with the huge range of activities and developments represented at the event, including, this year, electric bicycles in the cattle market, and a shuttle bus service to horse logging demonstrations on the Doldowlod estate.