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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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Rhayader Green Fayre

Plant Giveaway Marks Network Debut

July 11 was a big day in Rhayader, both for Green Fayre organisers, Transition Town Rhayader, and the newly forming Mid Wales Permaculture Network green fairwhich ran its first stall at the event.

The day was to prove a busy one for everyone concerned:  for the second year running, people converged on the town’s leisure centre from a wide area to learn about renewable energy, buy organic plants and produce, and connect with the huge range of activities and developments represented at the event, including, this year, electric bicycles in the cattle market, and a shuttle bus service to horse logging demonstrations on the Doldowlod estate.

The Permaculture Network stall was kept busy all day, answering questions, handing out information, and taking contact details. The big attraction on the stall was the large number of surplus seedlings and young plants donated by keen local growers to give away free.

The idea of free plants was quite a novelty, and served to get people to try growing something new, or growing anything at all in some cases – in tubs and window boxes if nothing else.  It showed what can be achieved when surplus plants are shared around a community, and helped to pave the way for a similar event involving seeds next spring.

Many people were inspired by this generosity to give a donation to help with stall costs, and the experience was a thoroughly enjoyable one for everybody, with a lot of local knowledge being shared, and new connections being made in the community.

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