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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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Scything courses at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust

Scythe Courses 2012

The Scythe is the ideal tool for the garden or smallholding.

It is versatile, green and fun to use!

The following courses are being held on the wildflower meadows of Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust in South West Wales, led by experienced mower and Scythe teacher Philip Batten.

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Launch of the People's Market in Lampeter

A colourful display of organic polytunnel veg greeted the 150 people who came through the doors of Lampeter's Victoria Hall on a chilly Saturday morning in mid-February. Each tray was marked with a reassuringly small number of food miles. Phil Drayton of Fferm Rhyd-y-Gwin was alternately counting visitors and piling veg into their bags-for-life. One of the Directors of the Development Trust that has worked hard for the last three years to gain the lease on the building, Phil was hoping for a successful day's trading for the 18 stall-holders.

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The Primrose Earth story

Paul Benham tells us that a new film about the history of Primrose Earth Awareness Trust at Felindre near Hay is now on U Tube. Pimrose Earth is a well loved oasis of tranquillity and Permacultre in action: it continues to inspire visitors, course participants and volunteers with its mature forest garden, peace building, and adjacent low impact, high productivity organic growing enterprise. See the video at:

How you can help the Garden in Transition to floourish in 2012

...and other doings around Hay on Wye

Might you be free on Sunday 25th March to join a work party for the ‘Garden in Transition’?

Some of you may remember that a Transition-themed demonstration garden was installed next the entrance of the Hay Festival site a couple of years ago. The idea behind this project is to create a space with the participation of the local community; using reclaimed, recycled and donated materials and plants; which looks amazing; and will be seen by over 100,000 people. Hopefully it will inspire other similar projects based on sharing skills and creatively using recycled and reclaimed materials.

This year, Brecknock Wildlife Trust will be designing the garden. They are

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Definitive new book on People Care

Looby Macnamara's new book, ‘People Care and Permaculture’, is out soon. It's the missing link for all those wondering why efforts to get us out of this unholy global mess keep failing - not because of lack of soil, water or even information, but because we often don't know how to live with each other! Permaculture has seen the growth of skills and action on Earth Care but People Care has always taken a back seat. We ignore it at our peril. See it at:

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