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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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Community energy opportunity

Community energy seminar in Llanidloes

The Cambrian Mountains Initiative and LLES Ltd are hosting a Community Energy Seminar in the Church Hall, Llanidloes on Thursday 24th of May (11am - 3pm approx).

This event, which is re-arranged from the 31st of March, will aim to:

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City Farms event at Primrose

FCFCG Regional Gathering and workshops

Saturday 26 May, 9.30-4pm

In collaboration with Primrose Sustainable Farm

and Hayfield Community Garden

Felindre, nr. Hay on Wye


Community gardens and growing

Sustainable horticulture methods

Free event. Info & bookings: Gary Mitchell: 01686 946235

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Get Growing in Newtown

Cwm Harry - Local Growing

Linking local food and community

Get Growing project launch

7:00pm until 9:00pm: Public event, in the Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown. For anyone interested in community growing and local food development.

New site!

Our big news is that with all the changes at Cwm Harry, due to the compost making contract going to a company in Oxfordshire, we have been asked to make plans to move the garden. Pretty devastating news really, considering all the hard work that has gone into it over the last 3 years, were it not for the fact that we have lined up a very exciting new venue to move to.

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Local food resilience in Llanarth

Evans butchers reopens

I would like to let everyone know in the Llanarth and surrounding area that my family will be reopening the butchers shop in Llanarth, on Thursday the 3rd May, which recently closed when Caradog retired.

We would like to welcome all customers old and new.

We breed and rear our own pigs so all pork products from sausages to bacon will be prepared in the shop.Also we will be sourcing, where possible, our beef and lamb from local farms supporting our rural economy. Please come and support us.

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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.

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