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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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This site has not been updated since 2014 and is being maintained as an archive for now. As time allows we'll be weeding out the dated material and presenting the many useful articles in a new format. We'd appreciate any feedback on what you find most useful on this site via our contact page.

Powys Orchard project bears fruit

"Growing Fruit in Powys" is out now

The report contains the results of the Powys Orchard survey, which was conducted in response to the demand for knowledge on fruit growing in Powys. In 2009 and 2010 we surveyed 22 orchards and gathered the experiences of fruit growers from all over the county.

We hope the report will enable future orchardists to make more informed decisions - by learning from those who are already growing fruit in our locality. Please take a look, and spread the word to anyone you know with an interest in growing fruit.

The report includes -

Details of the survey and results
Advice on planning your orchard
Recommended apple, pear and plum varieties for Powys
Case studies of real people and their orchards
Information on grants for planting fruit trees
Advice on earning an income from fruit growing
A comprehensive list of resources

Many thanks to Glasu who funded the project.

"Growing fruit in Powys" can be downloaded for free from our website -

Comments and feedback are welcome and don't forget that you can use our website forum to discuss your fruit queries with other local growers.

Chloe at Dyfi Valley Seed Savers

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