Presteigne is buzzing
We had a fantastic seed swap at Presteigne farmers market last Saturday - a real buzz: lots more interest this year than previous - maybe something viral happaening as a result of our successful allotment project. The allotment site will have its first anniversary on 25th March , and there are all sorts of exciting plans for the coming year in the town.
The community-run Zero Waste project is due to be extended for at least another 6/12 months (forever, we hope, as it is so brilliant!)
We are in the initial stages of planning a Celebration of Local Food (this will be a big event ,so we are planning for summer 2012).
I am going down to Embercombe, Devon for a second time in a couple of weeks to do an intermediate 'natural' beekeeping, course with Phil Chandler so that I can really understand about top bar hives and maybe start to spread the word in these parts about the benefits.
More fruit and nut trees - walnut, quince and damson - were planted in the community orchard a couple of weeks ago. So Spring is warming up and things are looking GOOD !!!