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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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New Modular PDC in Mid Wales

An innovative new Permaculture Design Course got off the ground at the end of September in mid Wales. Steve Jones of Sector39 led the event, which was the first weekend in a series of 6 over six months from September to March 2011.

The course has been sponsored jointly by partner organisations Transition Llandrindod and the Mid Wales Permaculture Network, and aims to provide a low cost, local and accessible way of doing a full PDC for students.  Roz Brown said

"We are bringing the tutors to the students on their own patch, instead of the other way round. This way, we cut travel and emissions, and students get to study local patterns and landscape and can relate what they learn to their own territory. We have also been able to keep costs down by making it non-residential, and by having bring and share catering. We hoped to attract a good number of students this way and are very pleased to have 19 people on the course".

The first weekend, in brilliant weather,  included a field trip to Cefn Woods, an ancient tract of deciduous woodland, where Rhian Hill, a PDC graduate and project worker for the site, gave the group valuable insights into forest ecology. The venue for the course will move between an acre plot of blank canvas, ripe for design, on the edge of Llandrindod Wells, and the Mid Wales Permaculture HQ  - an elevated site with medieval longhouse in the Wye Valley near Rhayader, where an evolving Permaculture design and forest garden in its second year are available for study and practical involvement.

Steve Jones is very excited about generating a new template for this way of delivering a PDC, and sees great potential for making it available to other groups, particularly Transition Towns, where increasing numbers of people who cannot take the normal 2 weeks away from family and job responsibilities will no doubt find it fits with their needs.

 

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