Lampeter events before Christmas
Transition Llambed have got some pre christmas events coming up with a seasonal flavour - go to their webpage at:
to see details.
New Economics in Llandeilo
Transition Town Llandeilo New Economics Group reconvenes Thursday November 17th, Shire Hall, at 7 pm
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
Saturday 3rd December 5pm:
Rob Hopkins talking to Andy Fryers
"The Transition Companion"
A decade of copper tools
Implementations celebrates 10 years of copper tools in the UK
Implementations is ten years old this autumn, so this is a good time to have a look back and make some castings forward. Jane Cobbald started the venture in 2001, having ordered on Orion spade from Austria and recognising its value. It felt special: as if working with it promised a different relationship with the soil. With no experience of running a business and no backers, she bought some tools with her savings and wondered how on earth she was going to promote this wacky new idea. She was convinced the concept was valid, and kept on telling people about it: in print, in person and at shows. Slowly the word spread, mainly by word of mouth recommendation, and Implementations is going strong in 2011.
The golden plough
The copper garden tools project was inspired by the field trials conducted by the Austrian inventor Viktor Schauberger in the 1940's. The copper-plated plough used in those field trials came to be known as the 'golden plough'. There was a diagram of a strange-looking plough in a book about Viktor Schauberger. Shortly after the launch of Implementations, as a tribute to Viktor Schauberger, Jane decided to try to make the plough, based on that diagram. Over the years a lot of people have asked her about it. Here is Jane’s story:
Workshop places at Denmark Farm
Wild In The Woods - Wed 26th Oct (8-12 year olds)
Big Basket Weekend - Sat 12-Sun 13th Nov (age 16+)
Recycled and Natural Christmas Crafts - Sat 3rd Dec (age 13+)