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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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The case for rewilding upland areas

George Monbiot publishes his new book Feral this week. In his latest article he makes the case for rewilding the most unproductive agricultural areas in Britain, and makes the case against the Single Farm Payment scheme. This subsidy to landwoners relies not on food output, but on keeping agricultural land clear of encroachment by 'undesirable' vegetation - in other words, scrub and trees which provide the very protection and habitate needed to enable wildlife to survive. The recent State of Nature report reveals, implicity, how wildlife-poor these upland areas of  Britain have become. Lack of cover, including scrub, gorse and trees, is directly due to grazing practices and delibrate removal of such vegetation by farmers in order to retain their Single Farm Payment. Certain other schemes then pay farmers to put back some of these features, but only in very small pockets of land.

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