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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    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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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    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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Seed collecting - storage solution

Make a seed packet in 10 seconds

The other day I grappled with slippery silicone baking paper to make seed packets, and used one sticky label to seal and label each one. It took quite a while, consumed a lot of labels and was fiddly.

Today I was looking at the wonderful LOOP project website – LOOP is a Llanidloes project to foster community and its resilience. They promote culture, seed swapping and bread, among other things. Here is the link to the page on how to make a really simple seed packet with no sticky stuff involved, and you write directly on the packet. I tried it and the seeds did not fall out. It looks nice and neat and can easily be made from scrap computer paper, blank on one side, trimmed to make it a square. See:

http://www.theloopproject.co.uk/2010/07/seed-packet/

Soil improver not a risk for aminopyralid contamination

Amid the concerns over aminopyralid in some manure, it is comforting to know that Cwm Harry soil improver does not carry this risk. Annie Horner, administrator at Cwm Harry Land Trust reports that Cwm Harry has a certificate for PAS 100.  She says “The testing is very stringent and includes germination of tomato plants – which, I believe, is a test for the presence of Amino Pyralid.    The tomatoes in the gardens at the back of our plant have been fine.  We don’t have any animal waste in our plant – only food and green waste”.

 

Natural weaving workshops

WORKSHOPS in MID WALES during Powy's Arts Month October 2011

Basket making -  Beginners/refreshers: two days, make your own basket using traditional techniques.

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Lampeter events

Transition Llambed Events for autumn

11 September - Solar Sunday

11:00am - The Eco Centre of Wales will be running an event for those interested in renewables and in Solar PV specifically. There will be briefings, tours of the Solar Farm at Rhosygilwen and specialists attending to answer all your questions. The cafe will also be open and the event is FREE.  For more information contact Cara Wilson Marketing and Events Officer. In the office: Mondays Wednesdays Thursdays. 01239 821902 - Eco Centre Wales Pembrokeshire. Canolfan Eco Cymru Sir Benfro. SA42 0TS - www.ecocentre.org.uk - 01239 820235.  For directions to Rhosygilwen please click here.

14 Sep 2011 - 05 Oct 2011 Wildlife Where You Live Programme September & October 2011

These are all free to take part, there are no age limits and you don't even need to live in the community. Light refreshments are provided at each event.

Wed 14th Sept, 3.45pm-5.15pm - Ciliau Aeron, Wild Food Forage, Meeting at the Ciliau Aeron Village Hall

Sat 17th Sept, 1.00pm-3.00pm - Llanilar, Pond Dipping, Meeting at Millennium Pond, Llanilar

Mon 19th Sept, 7.00pm-8.30pm, Wildlife Friendly Gardening Talk, Meeting at Cilcennin Village Hall

Thurs 22nd Sept, 7.00pm-9.00pm, Nocturnal Wildlife Discovery, Meeting at Llanafan Village Hall

Wed 5th Oct, 5.30pm-7.00pm, River Walk, Llangeitho (meeting place to be confirmed)

Please contact 01570 493358 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details of these events.

16 Sep 2011 - Foraging Food for Free 10am-4.30pm  Cost: £35*/£40   Facilitator: Chloe Griffiths

A ramble around Denmark Farm led by wild food expert Chloe Griffiths. Providing an opportunity to identify and discuss edible and useful plants growing on site. There will then be time to prepare some wild foods together (e.g. salads, pudding, drink). The day will include learning about the various uses of different plants for medicine, in play, in myth and legend. How to include models of wild food in your garden, especially taking elements from the stacking model of forest gardening, will also be covered. Bring: good footwear and waterproofs.

***Special Package for Foraging Course only: 1 night Camping at Denmark Farm Eco Campsite (either 15th or 16th Sept) - just £5 per person when attending this course.

Or why not bring your friends & family to spend a night in our yurt – only £60 per night (sleeps up to 4 people – bring bedding)***

Hunt the mushroom

Daniel Butler, Rhayader area fungi guru, has now finalised dates for the foray season ahead. He writes “details are on the website: www.fungiforays.co.uk, but in addition to the two-day break on 5 – 7 October, I have one day breaks targeted at adults (although children and dogs are still welcome) on 24 September and 1, 2, 15 October (£50 per person, £25 for children – includes three course buffet meal, drinks and knife or mushroom guide). Alternatively, there are three breaks specifically aimed at families, 25 September and 24 and 25 October (half term). These include a three course buffet meal (with child-friendly options), limited additional childcare and a laminated collecting sheet for the children. They cost £40 for adults, £15 for children, with discounts for family groups of four or more”.

More info and bookings:

01597 811168 / 0779 429 4221

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