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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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Course on setting up a community garden

Setting up a Community Garden

Where: Pendragon Suite, RCT Homes, Tŷ Pennant, Mill Street, Pontypridd CF37 2SW

Wednesday 24 October: Getting Started

Wednesday 31 October: Finding a Site

Tuesday 6 November: Planning & Designing your Community Garden

Wednesday 14 November: Recruiting & Managing Volunteers

Tuesday 20 November: Financing & Sustaining your Community Garden

Are you looking to develop a community garden training project? Are you involved in setting up or managing a community growing space?

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Sowing the Seeds of Change

An introduction to Permaculture

Would you like to learn how to live more sustainably? Then look no further than Permaculture design for how to create an ecologically sound way of living.

By observing natural systems and adopting ecological principles you will be able to care for people as well as the earth. A visit to a local permaculture site to see sustainable practices in action is included in the course fee.

If you have a group which would like a bespoke course organised, please contact us. A course for 8 or more people can usually be arranged at any venue and date subject to tutor availability. Accommodation is available at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre (; Over the Rainbow ( and full board accommodation for 3 nights at Trigonos.

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Timeless skills for a sustainable lifestyle

Craft workshops near Llanidloes

with Beryl Smith

October 2012

5th Oct.  Rush Hat workshop.  Make a stunning hat from Rush.

6th Oct:  Willow Bird Sculpture. Using willow to create a bird.

14th/15th: Two day Basket Making workshop using traditional techniques.

19th/20th Oct:  Weaving on a floor loom. Warping up and weaving a small project.

26th/27th Oct:  Learn to Spin wool on a wheel, one or two days, spin your own wool for knitting.

Materials charge extra on the day for these workshops

November 2012

3/4th Nov: Living Willow garden structure. Includes cutting, preparation and building a living willow structure.

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Get stuck in with Newtown's community garden

Volunteer Wednesdays - get involved and Get Growing!

So we have finally moved to the new garden at Coleg Powys, we are on the college campus, turn off the roundabout by the college/ Theatre Hafren and right before the college main entrance and we are first left and located in the bungalow called Pen Dinas. Emma will be there from 10 am this morning for our first chance to get stuck into the garden and to start making sense of the space. The garden’s main features have been designed as part of a garden design course we ran in the summer and will include polytunnels, a relocated roundhouse and intensive growing area, forest garden, wildlife areas as well a community growing area and micro allotment plots. We have stuck closely to our organic and permaculture gardening principles and it is a great chance for anyone to learn how to approach developing such a space.

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Keeping warm the eco way

“Feel the warmth”

Eco Homes this year is taking a new format. An event will be popping up near you over the winter.

So far we have a full day of talks and open homes in Newtown on Saturday 6th October. Venue to be confirmed, covering, Secondary Glazing, you won’t believe how simple it is to install, and is so good looking you can hardly see it.  Talks on Renewables especially solar hot water and a talk on ways of funding these projects, plus of course homes to visit.

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