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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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A good year for Sector39

It has been the busiest ever year for Permaculture and there is lots going on, so I have been prompted to produce the first Sector39 Newsletter.

You can read about an opportunity to see the famous Reading roof garden to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, and find out about an anticipated apprenticeship scheme for PDC graduates.

Please use the link below to download the Sector39 news bulletin, including news on upcoming Fandango Farm weekend mini Permaculture festival, courses and more, 17-19 August (with discount for PDC grads).

Steve Jones

Clay oven building event

Steve and Irene Evison have recently launched a fantastic new Exploration venue at Underhill Farm, right on the Welsh border between Llanymynech and Pant, seeking to provide opportunities for people of all ages to explore and enjoy the world around them.

Underhill will be running a variety of courses and holiday activities.

The first course, on July 14th and 15th will be a two day family course building a clay oven and finishing up making a pizza.

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The Presteigne Food Trail - a review

Was it a good day out? Presteigne Food Trail – Saturday 16th June 9am-9pm  The day was full of food and happy faces even though showers were a permanent fixture of the proceedings.  It seems as though all of Presteigne was involved in making the day go with a swing from the clock tower giving a bird’s eye view of the town (which has certainly grown) to the allotment tours which made you ask “what do they use to aid keeping the snail and slug population off their veggies?”

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Tools for Self Reliance relies on You!

TFSR Cymru: what we do

The main work of Tools for Self Reliance Cymru is aimed at enabling African artisans and their families to help themselves build a better and more prosperous life. We do this by the hard work of volunteer members, the generosity of our supporters and with our partners in the `Small Industries Development Organisation' of Tanzania (SIDO).

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Stone walling with lime mortar

How about this for people power. Discoed church has a churchyard wall in need of repair. We have booked a trainer over 2 weekends to help give people tuition in rebuilding this wall. Participants gain tea, cake, a weekend in beautiful surroundings and experience and knowledge in rebuilding a lime mortared wall.

Discoed Church gets its wall rebuilt!

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