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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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Lime Sulphur - the inside story

How to make Lime Sulphur

 - Eugenio Gras' method

 

Lime sulphur is used to control and prevent infestations including fungal attacks, in crops. It can be made, outside, and with due care, by anyone, see video of Eugenio Gras demonstraing the process to some of his students at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfC2B8vSenk

 

For convenient reference, the process and materials are detailed below.

 

Materials:

10 litres water – non chlorinated

1 kilo builder's lime (not agricultural lime): also called calcium hydroxide or hydrated lime

2 kilos sulphur

 

Mix dry ingredients whilst bringing water to the boil in suitable large container (outside over open fire).

When mixed, add dry ingredients to the pot of boiling water and stir well with a long stick (so you don't have to bend low over the pot). Continue simmering and stirring for 35-45 minutes till colour changes to red, indicating that the sulphur and lime have chemically combined.  During the process, sprinkle with cold water from time to time to prevent contents boiling over.

 

Do not allow the sulphur to get into the fire when adding to the pot (it is flammable).

When cooled, the red liquid suspension is poured off into nother vessel.  It can be used to spray crops such as fruit trees to prevent and treat fungal diseases. The green paste residue can be used to seal the wounds left on trees from pruning to prevent fungal and other diseases.

 

 

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