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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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Website status

This site has not been updated since 2014 and is being maintained as an archive for now. As time allows we'll be weeding out the dated material and presenting the many useful articles in a new format. We'd appreciate any feedback on what you find most useful on this site via our contact page.


Sustainability shorts

A new sustainability publishing initiative has been started by 4 former Earthscan colleagues. Their website is Dō Sustainability will launch its first ebooks in Aug / Sept 2012: DōShorts are 90-minute reads of the highest quality, zooming in on one sustainability challenge at a time. 

You can get involved with by visiting the website to Suggest a DōShort or Nominate an Author.

 Guest bloggers are also very welcome. 
The website has information about all of the ways to get involved,  and how to sign up to the newsletter.

Gudrun Freese

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Support needed to get UK delegation to Rio

Ecocide petition

You can support the petition below by printing out 3 copies, signing them, and including your address and postcode, and the date. Send one to David Cameron, one to Nick Clegg and one to Ed Milleband.  Diana Marquand of the Ecocide campaign, has offered to be a collection point for petitions, so you can postal three copies in one envelope to her at:

Diana Marquand, The Coach House, Trelech, Carmarthen, SA33 6RL. She will them deliver them to Westminster. Please respond urgently to this appeal if you support the aims of the petition.

It would also be helpful if you could write or email your own MP with a copy of the petition and tell them you have sent copies to all three party leaders.

The Petition:

We, the concerned citizens of the United kingdom petition our Prime Minister, and we ask you to support us in petitioning him, to represent the best interests of the UK, of all people worldwide, and of our planet, by sponsoring a a UK Delegation to the Earth Summit in June 2012, mandate them to create laws to protect the Earth, including an international crime of ecocide for the benefit of all.

Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory whether by human agency or other causes, to such an extend that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished. Eradicating ecocide is the means for states to meet global sustainability targets and to create a green economy where people and planet come before profit.




City Farms and Community Gardens events

2012 Community Growing Gatherings

There is still time to book onto our regional gatherings, for an opportunity to come together with other community growers from your area, hear from inspiring projects, find out about some exciting opportunities, and hopefully, gain some useful  knowledge, inspiration and ideas, to take back to your project. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book.

8 March - South East Wales - Llanhilleth Institute

21 March - North Wales  - The Foryd Centre, Rhyl

31 March - South West Wales – National Botanic Garden of Wales

Upcoming Training FCFCG ‘Setting up a Community Garden’ Training, Sbectrwm Centre, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3EF

This is a 4 day course which will be piloted by FCFCG this spring. It is aimed at groups who are in the very early stage of developing a community garden project, however the content of each day would be beneficial to anyone involved in setting up or managing a community growing space. Each day can be attended separately. Participants who attend all 4 days will receive a FCFCG recognised certificate.

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On Safari in Llandeilo

Eco-Homes Safari 24th and 25th March

Transition Town Llandeilo is organising two Eco-Homes Safari tours visiting energy-efficient homes in and around the Towy Valley.   This is your chance to come and see how a variety of properties have been renovated or constructed to minimise their carbon footprint and their running costs.  The owners of the homes on each tour will explain the measures they’ve taken and how their energy use has changed.  They will say what has worked well and what, in hindsight, they might do differently.

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Rob Hopkins on resilience at the RSA


Rob spoke with his usual flair at the RSA* recently, and the talk was broadcast on Radio 4.  He gave an upbeat overview of initiatives that epitomise the kind of resilience he sees as vital for our communities to survive the growing challenges that confront us economically, climatically and in terms of diminishing resources.

He painted a picture that was not solely based on an ‘official’ bunker mentality of Meds, Sandbags and First Responders. Identifying this approach as Rob Hopkins 2.0, he discussed the current situation, including

Economic volatility and crisis

Oil price volatility and decreased production

Rising costs 0f imports

Strangling of economic growth and production going into reverse

He asked the question – if resilience means not just being prepared, can it mean economic and social renaissance?

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