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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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Fracking lobby needed now

Please write to your MP to get the fracking go ahead reversed. Here is what I wrote to Roger Williams MP: feel free to copy and adapt this template letter. You will need to put your full address at the bottom of your letter.
Dear Mr Williams
I am very disappointed by the news this week that the government is to allow fracking in the UK. I am therefore writing to ask that you urge this government to cancel all plans to allow more shale gas exploration or extraction to take place in the UK. Shale gas has already caused two earthquakes in Blackpool UK. In addition,  the Environment Protection Agency in the U.S.A has connected “fracking” to water contamination. Benzene, which is known to cause cancer, methane, which of course is even more environmentally dangerous than carbon dioxide, synthetic glycol and alcohol have been found in the ground and in drinking wells in the United States after fracking has taken place.

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Get hip

The Magic Gardener (Magical Extreme Permaculture in the Cambrians) has just posted a new recipe: Rosa Rugosa Delight.  It's red, it's shiny, it's got big prockly bits, and it's in a hedgerow or garden near you! Get it in a jar before it's too late. Find out how at:


Tell us about your project

LAND survey for Wales

Welsh LAND / Tir Dysgu

The LAND project is coming to Wales. The first stage is to survey potential projects, so if you have a site in Wales, please complete the online survey form (in English or Welsh)

Calling all land-based projects in Wales! Are you interested in learning more about sustainability or Permaculture and networking with like-minded people? Is your site a great demonstration of Permaculture in practice? Would you like to learn more about how you can use Permaculture to develop your site and project? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes", the Permaculture Wales Working Group would love to hear from you.

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Russian abundance model could feed the world

Russia's Private Garden Plot Act, which was signed into law back in 2003, entitles every Russian citizen to a private plot of land, free of charge, ranging in size from 2.2 acres to 6.8 acres. Each plot can be used for growing food, or for simply vacationing or relaxing, and the government has agreed not to tax this land. The result of this effort has been phenomenal, as Russian families collectively grow practically all the food they need.

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Peter Rabbit knows something you should know

The Magic Gardener has been at it again: have food blog, will cook -

Autumn pesto

The basil is kaput. The rocket has long entered outer space. The parsley is all washed up and seedy. What to make fresh pesto with?

Fear not – those juicy late season carrots hold the solution!

Carrot top pesto

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