Feast for El Salvador
Saturday 21st May
6.00 pm at Llwynbwch Barn, Llansadwrn
The Transition Town Llandeilo Permaculture Groupis responding to a call for help from the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador.
They need to raise $10,000 by July in order to continue their amazing work – teaching and leading permaculture projects - in a land of great poverty which is already greatly affected by climate change.
Here at the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador (IPES) we have been working hard over the past year to promote sustainable agricultural practices throughout rural El Salvador; ensuring food security, protecting Mother Earth, and empowering subsistence farmers to take control of their livelihoods in a way that is beneficial to both them and their environment.Unfortunately, due to the economic crisis that has affected countries worldwide, IPES is currently struggling to generate enough funding to support the vital work that we are doing here.Throughout 2010 we saw a surge in demand as IPES was invited to numerous rural communities in different areas across El Salvador to teach about Permaculture ethics and practices. This work is contributing to creating a more ecologically-healthy and sustainable country after years of poor ‘conventional’ farming practices that have poisoned and degraded the land.This surge in demand is due to a number of factors: one is the effect climate change has had on El Salvador. In 2010 the country lost 70% of its crops due to damaging rains, and food prices have soared, - in the past year the price of a pound of red beans (a Salvadoran staple) has increased 138% from $0.52 to $1.24 per pound.The need to support sustainable family farming is coming to everyone’s attention which means an opportunity to create concrete and vital positive change for El Salvador.
To do this we need your support to get us through the first few months of 2011.
You are invited to a fundraising feast!
A ticket for the Feast costs £5 (children under 10 free) and will entitle you to a delightful meal - mainly El Salvadorean food, not all spicy, mostly veggie - though we do ask you to bring your own drink. There will be a grand raffle - first prize a load of Tim's best horse manure. Please let Sue know if you would like to offer a prize. Musicians are especially welcome and qualify for half price tickets.