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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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Seedy Sunday at Doldowlod

This event on March 14 was the first of its kind in the Llandrindod-Rhayader area, and attracted several dozen enthusiastic seed collectors and growers. Held in the Walled Garden at Doldowlod Estate, the day was warm and sunny, allowing full use of the large fire pit cooking area for heating the wonderful soups brought along by visitors to the Seed Swap, and everyone was able to enjoy the

wonderful space the garden provides, as well as visiting the array of seeds on offer in the polytunnel. Seedy_Sunday__at_Doldowlod There was a wonderful variety of vegetable, herb and flower seeds from which to choose, and even a basket of Jerusalem artichokes on offer.

Generous donations of cake helped the proceedings go with a swing, and, as well as being a great social occasion where old friends met up and new connections were made, the promised working party materialised after lunch, and there were willing hands – and feet – to help with clearing the a sunny corner for the planned seating area.

Even such a simple beginning as this to a Seed Swap tradition needs a  surprising amount of input – from building and maintaining the fire - and providing dry wood for it, rustling up tables and chairs out of thin air, making the place look nice, ensuring a ready supply of hot drinks, cutlery and cups, arranging the display, making and putting up signs and an awning… Many hands make light work however, and Mid Wales Permaculture Network is indebted to RENEW for hosting the event, and Transition Rhayader and Llandrindod members for helping prepare and clean up, and most of all for coming along to support this venture, which, we hope, was the first of many in years to come.

Roz Brown

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