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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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Timeless skills for a sustainable lifestyle

Craft workshops near Llanidloes

with Beryl Smith

October 2012

5th Oct.  Rush Hat workshop.  Make a stunning hat from Rush.

6th Oct:  Willow Bird Sculpture. Using willow to create a bird.

14th/15th: Two day Basket Making workshop using traditional techniques.

19th/20th Oct:  Weaving on a floor loom. Warping up and weaving a small project.

26th/27th Oct:  Learn to Spin wool on a wheel, one or two days, spin your own wool for knitting.

Materials charge extra on the day for these workshops

November 2012

3/4th Nov: Living Willow garden structure. Includes cutting, preparation and building a living willow structure.


All courses are £50 for one day workshop and £95 for two day courses.

Spaces are limited so book early.

Workshops take place at my studio 4 miles from Llanidloes. Accommodation available

Please contact for further details:

Beryl Smith

Wool and Willow Artist

07779 873778

01686 430314

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