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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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This site has not been updated since 2014 and is being maintained as an archive for now. As time allows we'll be weeding out the dated material and presenting the many useful articles in a new format. We'd appreciate any feedback on what you find most useful on this site via our contact page.

Joel Salatin's UK presentations

RegenAg UK recently hosted the dynamic Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Virginia for a mind expanding 2 days at Cowdray Hall in Midhurst, Sussex. Joel talked non stop for 2 days to a packed hall of farmers, smallholders and Permaculture people, with lively questions and discussions. The potential for integrated closed loop systems in farming that employs pasture fed livestock and mobile infrastructure is staggering. The resources below will give an overview to anyone interested in regenerative agriculture.

 

Regeneratibe Agriculture movement, pasture fed livestock, rotational grazing (mob grazing) etc – useful links:

Polyface Farms (Joel Salatin)

http://www.polyfacefarms.com/

 

Joel Salatin's pattern for carbon farming at Polyface Farm includes mob grazing of cows followed by chickens to distribute the manure and eat the bugs. He regenerates pasture and wooded areas with pigs, fattening them in the process, and grows shiitake mushrooms in a niche environment shed. Farm tours for kids, online ordering, restaurant supply, and an onsite farm shop mesh with egg production, turkey rearing, broiler chickens and a high quality rabbit farming business. This ultimate stacking of synergistic, complementary, seasonal micro-enterprises makes $2,000,000 a year and employs at least 22 people on the farms.

See Permaculture Magazine's article:

Part 1:

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/joel-salatins-pattern-carbon-farming-polyface-farm

 

and in Part 2, how he markets and sells the farm's produce:

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/how-joel-salatin-markets-and-sells-polyface-farm-produce

 

Part 3: how Joel Salatin creates self-generating, successful enterprises -

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/why-polyface-farm-so-successful-how-joel-salatin-creates-self-generating-profitable-enterpr

 

RegenAg (Regenerative Agriculture):

http://regenag.com/web/

 

http://www.regenerativeagriculture.co.uk

RegenAG UK is an alliance of farmers, smallholders and other individuals, sharing ideas and resources

 

Allan Savory Grazing Method:

http://www.savoryinstitute.com/holistic-management/

and

http://ojssandbox.library.arizona.edu/index.php/rangelands/article/viewFile/8759/7811

 

Greg Judy http://www.greenpasturesfarm.net/

 

Mark Shepard http://www.forestag.com/

 

Ian Mitchell-Innes http://www.grassfednetwork.com/mitchell-innes-sept-2010/

 

Information courtesy of Mid Wales Permaculture Network

http://www.permaculture-wales.co.uk

 

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