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Peoplecare and Permaculture at the Ceridwen Centre

Background to the Course

by Looby Macnamara of Designed Visions

Over the years I have come to believe that we have the skills and resources needed for Earth care and repair but what limits this is the people issues – on personal, local and global levels.  After several years of teaching permaculture design courses and feeling like we could spend a lot more time on the peoplecare side of permaculture I wanted to run a course that’s whole focus is on the personal and social aspects and development of peoplecare skills. Permaculture principles will be interwoven throughout the course. I also wanted the course to be a space in which we could recharge our batteries and is peoplecare in action.

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Wild Food Walk

Discover and identify edible wild plants and how to use them

Sunday 11th April 2010, 10am to 1pm

Adults £10    Children under 15, free

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Will UK Farmers Benefit from GM Crops?

Well-known farmer and campaigner, Michael Hart, will be giving a talk in Presteigne on Saturday 27th March about GM. He's been to the US to make a film about GM and will be showing clips from the film.

This talk is quite timely as just a week ago a potato variant was the first GM crop to be approved for cultivation in Europe for 13 years and

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Low Impact Building Course at the Lammas Project

Simon Dale just sent this report on progress at the ground-breaking Lammas Project in West Wales, and details of the exciting Easter learning opportunity there:

'We are now 7 months into our planning permission at the Lammas project, making gardens and generally very busy having fun. You may know that in the autumn we built a small low impact house

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Food Inc. showing at Aberystwyth

The film ‘Food Inc’ will be shown at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre cinema this month.  The film highlights the most crucial choices of our time – action if we are to feed the world’s growing population versus the need to urgently address climate change.   It illustrates the major issues facing the viability of food production and consumption; ownership of food, diet and health, genetic modification, animal welfare and the use of pesticides.
You can check the times at:
Scheduled showings:
Monday 22nd March 6.00pm
Tuesday 23rd March 8.15pm
Wednesday 24th March 2.30 and 6.00pm

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