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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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Farming Connect Event

Open Day Blaencamel Farm, Cilcenin 31st May

Canolfan Hinsawdd Cymru, as part of the Farming Connect Climate Change Development Programme, is hosting an open day at Blaencamel Farm, Cilcenin,Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8DB on Tuesday 31th May 2011 from 14:00 to 16:00.

 

Sustainability has been at the heart of Blaencamel Farm's ethos for the last 36 years. Peter Seggers has been measuring the 50-acre farm’s carbon footprint for many years and has adapted his business practices to become carbon neutral. With over 50% of the footprint coming from manufactured fertilizer Peter was one of the first famers to start farming organically over 36 years ago. To reduce their use of artificial fertilizer the farm is managed to encourage fertility building in the soil. Crop production starts with clover and grass and supports the sheep flock. Blaencamel also produces a natural compost providing four functions to the business; good nutrition for the soil; removing the need for artificial fertilizer; adding a comprehensive mix of microorganisms counteracting soil disease; and transforming waste into something useful.

With an acre of Greenhouses the farm is able to produce local fresh fruit and vegetables all year round to Soil Association Standards. Back in 2010, Blaencamel Invested in a renewable energy source – Solar photovoltaic panels that produce renewable electricity. Dulas (installers) recommended installing 39 of the 210W solar PV panels on the roof of a barn, creating an 8.2kW system. The farm now generates 80% more electricity than it needs and is able to produce enough electricity to run the farmhouse, farm shop and a range of other farming operations, while also powering the business into the future.

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