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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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Low Energy House Open Day

Visitors to The Greig at Llidiartywaen enjoyed a long walk down the valley on a fine autumnal day on October 10, and were rewarded for the winding, steep descent by welcoming cups of tea and a most interesting guided tour of the low energy house.

The day, organised by Llanidloes Energy Solutions, began with the afternoon viewing and

talk by owner Chris Wells of Llani Solar about the work he has done over the years - both to the main house, and on the more recent barn conversion along passive house lines.  Visitors were able to look around and ask questions, and see how the clever use of PV panels, solar water heating, use of renewables and intensive insulation have contributed to the energy efficiency and low running costs of the two buildings.

After the uphill journey back to the parking lot three quarters of a mile away, the enthusiastic walkers were able to take advantage of the excellent fare on offer at the Llanidloes Dining Club in St Idloes church hall. This is a growing initiative that has evolved out of the Llanidloes Transition movement, and gets people cooking and eating together on a regular basis, at low cost and with high quality, locally sourced produce.

After dinner, John Williamson of JPW Construction gave an illustrated talk on Passive House Design, and explained how the company is dealing with the challenges of implementing these cutting edge projects, both from the planning and building perspectives. The talk was followed by lively questions and debate about the future of low energy building. There was much discussion about the need for standardisation of building regulations within the EU, and the desirability of education in local planning authorities for them to be able to properly assess plans for passive construction.

Roz Brown

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