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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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Healing Histories at Penlanole

Nick Marchmont, well known gardening expert and historical sleuth, has grown quite a following for his illustrated talks on the metaphysical, historical and quirky background to man's current place in the universe.

Here is an overview of this season's offerings - which promise to be as informative and enriching as ever.

3 Illustrated talks presented by Nick Marchmont at Penlanole over the weekend of December 5th, 2009

£5 per talk, (£10 for both of Saturday's talks includes a light lunch of soup and bread)

An introduction to alchemy and the birth of modern science

A story of alchemy, alchemists and the edge of knowledge

Saturday  morning, 10am

A hominid history – 2 million years in transition

An enigmatic overview of the history of civilisation

Saturday afternoon, 2 pm

An introduction to Sacred Geometry

A beautifully illustrated guide to the growth of space and form. No previous experience necessary!

Sunday morning, 10am

for further details  phone Nick on 01597 860196  or email

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