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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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Karuna LAND skill sharing summer event

A chance to gather, learn, teach, make friends, eat, drink, make music, have have a real meeting with like-minded people.

Earthshare skills event: July 7 2012

Cost: £8 , includes one superb vegetarian meal.

Activities include Superadobe earthbag building methods, making soil and making use of small spaces for cultivation.

Advanced bookings essential as food is being provided,

click here to download the Booking form



Morning - start 10 am introduction & networking followed by a short presentation and tour of the karuna project.

*Lunch & drinks provided. Organic Vegetarian food grown on site.

Afternoon - 2- 6pm: a choice of various workshops (short & long) - practical land based skills, with emphasis on discovery and hands-on experience to arouse interest.

Social evening round a campfire (weather permitting ) in the barn, making our own music , sharing good company, homemade wine and cider.

Olugbala Kokumo,the inspirational solo artist,musician/composer will be with us to entertain, inspire and develop communication skills, Individual self expression & concentration. So what ever your level of music skill bring your own acoustic instruments, get inspired and celebrate.

Workshops include:

1. Earthbag Building

Julian Faulkner from the earthbag construction company, Small Earth, leads this 3 hour introduction to the rammed earth technology developed and pioneered by the Iranian-born architect Nader Kahlili. Known as Superadobe, tubes of woven polypropylene are filled with locally sourced earth and coiled, much the same way as a potter coils a pot, into energy efficient, timber-free buildings that are an affordable and creative solution to housing need. A brief explanatory talk followed by a practical building session giving participants hands-on access to a technique that can provide wind, flood, fire and earthquake-proof shelter almost anywhere on the planet.

2. Making soil

Jon & Cheryl have a smallholding where the natural soil is very thin and largely polluted with lead. Over the last 10 years they have built fertile areas to grow edible plants. To do this they have used several methods of converting wastes to soil.  We will make a raised bed by the no dig method.

3. Productive small spaces

Wade Muggleton, a regular contributor to Permaculture Magazine, developed a small ex-council house garden (80ft x 40ft) into a PC garden and LAND centre. He will demonstrate & talk about how to maximise home production.

Venue information

Karuna, Picklescott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6NT. Basic camping facilities available on 6 & 7 July (£5 per person per night). lunch & refreshments provided *(if you stay for the social evening please bring musical instruments/ food/ drink/snacks to share).

Merav Wheelhouse

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