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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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This is Rubbish comes to CAT


This is Rubbish celebrates its “Feast” tour finale at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

This is Rubbish will celebrate the end of its successful summer tour “Feast” with a food waste symposium, “Forum and Feast”, at The Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, on the 5th November 2011. The program includes a panel discussion with Adrian Morley, Research Associate and coordinator of food research at Cardiff University’s Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society, and Dr Andy Rees, Head of the Welsh  Government Waste Strategy Unit. There will also be breakout participatory workshops, a cinema screening of DIVE! and an exhibition. The event will close with a bang with a theatrical food waste feast in the evening. Expect service with a sparkler and original after-dinner entertainment. Book tickets by visiting or

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TFSR Cymru wins award

With support from voters, Tools for Self Reliance Cymru has won the Co-operative "Big Community Vote" competition for mid Wales, and have been awarded £2,000 to spend on increasing their volunteer numbers from the Brecon area. They will be able to extend the volunteer base, offer more training to new and existing volunteers, and promote their volunteer work in Wales.  That in turn will help them increase their support for artisan groups in Africa.

Sustainable healthcare in Powys

A new website for sustainable healthcare has been launched by Rhayader based practitioner and long time Transition supporter Catherine Allen.

Mid Wales Therapies offers a range of therapies designed to restore a sense of wholeness, balance and wellbeing.

These treatments facilitate positive changes in lifestyle, emotions and physical health and are tailored to suit the client.  All consultations and treatments are confidential.

The therapies use skills which have been passed down for thousands of years. Their effective core techniques have been further developed to make them suitable for modern life.

Catherine offers a range of complementary therapies. Any course of treatment will be appropriately chosen to best help the client attain a sense of well being and peace. Treatments are tailored toindividual needs and offered in a safe and relaxing atmosphere.

Catherine Allen is a member of the NHS directory of complementary and alternative practitioners.  Learn more at:

'Conscious Oil' comes to Llandrindod

"Conscious Oil: Myth and Mind in the Age of Petroleum"

An exhibition of pictures during October

at the Herb Garden Cafe , Llandrindod Wells

What is the impact of  petroleum in all our lives?  Come to the Herb Garden in Llandrindod Wells during  the month of October and discover this through a  magnificent  series of pictures. These pictures are by Emily Johns.  They trace oil's  innocent beginnings  as a healing lotion to its present giant status across the globe and in every corner of our lives.  The pictures, printed on silk, are powerful and compelling.  This is a rare opportunity to view them  in the comfort and welcome of the Herb Garden Cafe.  The Cafe is open from 9.30 to  5.00  Monday to Saturday. For more information go to or phone  01597 823082 .


An evening of narrative and song about " Conscious Oil " .

Saturday 15th October at The Herb Garden Cafe,  Llandrindod Wells.

7pm – 9.30 pm. Free admission

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Encouraging Community Participation in Sustainable Projects

PLANED are coming to the end of their supported workshop opportunities for encouraging community participation in sustainable projects. The next one is: Working with communities, delivering for Pembrokeshire , at The Old School, Station Road, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7DU.  For details contact Darren Gibbs - Tel:  01834 862110 / 07795 821092, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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