Free training for community woodland management
Community involvement in woodland management
Could there be greater community involvement in the management of
woodlands in your area?
Funding cutbacks and lack of resources for public and private landowners leave many woodlands under-managed. Community groups are already demonstrating successful management of local woodlands.
Have your say - book now for one of five FREE regional networking events at leading community woodlands.
Three Towns co-operate in cross border food resilience project
Knighton, Presteigne and Kington launch Three Towns Food Network
These three towns on the Welsh-English border are looking at Offa's Dyke as a dynamic link (rather than a barrier) for building local food resilience. They will be running stalls at local agricultural shows, including Knighton and Kington, to raise awareness of local food security issues, and say their aims include:
- Promoting food security through sharing growing and husbandry skills
- Using joined-up thinking to make fresh healthy food more available close to source
- Supporting local producers, new growers and community groups
- Sharing creative ways to use fresh produce
- Identifying and using free harvest sources
- Networking contacts for consumers and producers
Powys petition for disinvestment in fossil fuels
Annie Marshal from Powys has just started a petition for Powys County Council to join the international Fossil Free disinvestment campaign. The fossil fuels industry is morally bankrupt, increasingly environmentally destructive, and will be economically unviable in future if carbon legislation is brought in.
Please sign her petition, and forward it to your friends to support too.
Free forest garden perennials in N Wales
PeteFree Stall has gift economy fruit and nut trees available
Incredible Edible Forest Garden & Community Orchard plant nursery -- We have a large number of useful and edible perrenial plants that we have grown this year, and you are welcome to visit to collect some that we have left. They are still ok to plant out. This is a Gift Economy Community orchard nursery, and there are no prices for plants.
(bring a bag or pot to put them in)
Anyone with spare pots 4" to 6" we'd love them!
Plants and young Trees still offered:
Upcoming FCFCG programme
Mid Wales Regional Gathering, 20 October, Newtown
This years Mid Wales Gathering will be held in partnership with 'Cultivate' Cwm Harry's new food venture, in Newtown Powys. Cwm Harry is a pioneering local food project working in a variety of areas from food waste recycling to local food production and distribution. The day will be action packed including an informative update from FCFCG about the Tyfu Pobl programme, a variety of presentations from inspiring FCFCG local member projects, a chance for you to share information about your own growing project as well as hearing what other people in your local area have been up to, a tour of Cwm Harry's diverse and multifunctional site, an update from Cwm Harry's Project Coordinator about the projects they're involved as well as their future future plans, not to mention a choice of practical and informative workshops led by members of Cwm Harry's dedicated team. To book your place go to our events page.