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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    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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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    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 beekeeping to stonemasonry

Coed Hills has it all - new courses for late summer and autumn

Whether you're keen to learn more about beekeeping or erect you own stone buildings, Coed Hills has something to offer in their new programme at the popular Rural Artspace site near Cardiff.

Coed Hills Bee Awareness and Beekeeping Saturday 4th - Sunday 15th August 2010

With Charly le Marchant

Held at Coed Hills Rural Artspace near Cardiff

For more information please visit www.coedhills.co.uk, call Charlotte Le Marchant on 01446 774084 / 07768 881157 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m

This fascinating and very important subject will cover beekeeping and how we can help support our allies in the natural world.

Topics covered will include:

Life inside the hive

The biology of the honey bee

Different types of bees

Life cycle of the worker bees

Structure of the comb

A year in the life of a colony

History of beekeeping

Products of the hive and their uses

Beekeeping and honey harvesting around the world

Conventional beekeeping styles

Alternative forms of beekeeping – Top Bar, Warré

What alternatives teach us about the bees

Threats to the bees – disease, parasites, pesticides, handling techniques

Planting for bees

Making a top bar hive

Hive visit*

*Weather dependent

Fees

£180 - waged

£160 - low waged

£140 - unwaged

Prices include all meals - all organic and locally sourced when not from the gardens - and camping. We have limited dorm-style accommodation for an extra £10 per night, on a first come first served basis. If you do not require accommodation you are welcome to commute to the course. There are also local B&B options.

Local Price (Without camping and food):

£145 - waged

£130 - low waged

£115 - unwaged

Coed Hills Practical Basic Stone Masonry Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th September 2010

With Master Stonemason Saul Nicholas

Held at Coed Hills Rural Artsapce near Cardiff

For more information please visit www.coedhills.co.uk, call Charlotte Le Marchant on 01446 774084 / 07768 881157 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m

This course is all about making useful stones for building simple buildings. Included is boning stone (making a flat surface), quoin making (making corner stones), pitching (striking off large mass of stone to leave rough face), punching (finer face) and foundation in building and setting out (using made stone). We will be using both Blue Lias limestone and Penant sandstone.

Whether you're looking to enter the trade as a Stonemason, expand your knowledge of working with stone, involved or interested in restoration and conservation, or perhaps own a stone property in need of maintenance, this course is the ideal place to begin.

Fees

£180 - waged

£160 - low waged

£140 - unwaged

Prices include all meals - all organic and locally sourced when not from the gardens - and camping. We have limited dorm-style accommodation for an extra £10 per night, on a first come first served basis.

If you do not require accommodation you are welcome to commute to the course. There are also local B&B options. 

Local Price (Without camping and food):

£145 - waged

£130 - low waged

£115 - unwaged

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