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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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Seedling Sunday in Machyntlleth on May 15th

This is Rubbish has been given the wonderful opportunity of hosting Mach's Seedling Sunday on May 15th this year.

This is Rubbish believes social space encourages conversation, and room to discuss food waste solutions. We use interactive and participatory means to facilitate community ideas generation with regard to how best to reduce food waste in the British food industry and at home: we explicitly focus on the arts and social games to engage people with the issue of food waste, and believe that sustainable solutions can be pleasurable and community-orientated.


Waste food is obviously part of the larger issue of food security in a growing global population with finite resources. Seed-saving, growing your own and local production of crops are a hugely valuable and integral part of sustainable food production, and that is why it is so relevant to bring these two elements together for action.

There was no seed swap in Mach this year, owing to the finite resources of Dyfi Valley Seedsavers, who have been incredibly busy with other enterprising schemes like the Powys Orchard project: so everyone is poised to make Seedling Sunday incredibly vibrant and varied, demonstrating and embodying the huge diversity of skills that there are in the Machyntlleth community.

We would love for you to bring some of the practical and applicable knowledge that you all have to this event. There will be the normal stalls, so let me know if you are interested in having a stall this year, and please pass this on to any other producers, growers, crafty creators that you think might be interested. Please come down and bring your produce, promote you organisation/ business, and swap some seedlings, eat delicious food (that would have otherwise been wasted) and enjoy yourself at the same time.

I would really love for there to be a demonstrative element to stalls this year, so if you have any ideas about what this could be for your stall, and you need certain facilities or space, please let me know, and i'll be more than happy to try and organise that for you.

Finally if you are interested in helping in the organisation, promotion and running of the event please contact me on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Solnick

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