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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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From Serbia to Kington

Some interesting people have come to live near Kington recently – back from 10 years or more in Serbia. Trish and Robert MacCurrach say they are looking to buy a house and plant an orchard or buy an orchard and build a house in it!

They still have their farmhouse in Serbia which is available for holidays with a difference, and their current enterprise is importing those wonderful hanging enamel cooking pots you use over an open fire on a tripod – called Kotlich. I have one of these myself and it has transformed our ability to sit and eat outside on those chilly summer evenings in the Welsh mountains. Trish’s Kotlich website is a real inspiration to cook outside the way they do in Serbia.

Here is what Trish has to say about their interest in sustainability and

how their experiences in Serbia have been so formative. (This is just to whet your appetite – they have promised to write an article for us).  R.B.

“One of us would love to write an article about Serbia and sustainability; probably Robert, my husband, is the best bet as he has already written a book about Vojvodina (Northern Serbia, which was once Hungary),  and he loves writing. (looking for a publisher). Robert has brilliant photos on the subject - combination planting, horses working the fields and different landscapes, habitats that support different birds, rodents etc.  He is preparing a talk for a group in Devon for February so after that he will have a Power Point presentation.  This would make an interesting evening and fun.  He is also a very keen cycler and birder. is Robert's blog on Serbia, biking, birding, sustainability, faith and people. is our village farmhouse in Northern Serbia. We advertised village tours this year.  Staying in the farmhouse affords the options of pig killings, zimnica/pickle making, cheese making, cherry picking and then jam, rakija brewing etc. These activities all take place at different farmhouses reached by bike.  There is a canoe at the house and a village lake, plus Olympic-sized swimming pool during the summer holidays.  It is available for self-catering holidays and we can book up events that people want. is the kotlich and tripod web site.”

Trish MacCurrach

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