Farming Connect Event
Open Day Blaencamel Farm, Cilcenin 31st May
Canolfan Hinsawdd Cymru, as part of the Farming Connect Climate Change Development Programme, is hosting an open day at Blaencamel Farm, Cilcenin,Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8DB on Tuesday 31th May 2011 from 14:00 to 16:00.
Summer Projects at Cwn Harry Community Garden
At Cwm Harry community garden in Newtown on our volonteer day every Wednesday from 1st June, we will be creating two new features. Over the first couple of weeks we will be creating a herb spiral, 1.5mwide by 1.5m high. This will give different growing environments to suit different plants, sun loving plants on the south side, shade lovers on the north, moister loving close to the base. We will then start work on the woven willow fence, to enclose the pond area.
Cae Poeth Tadpole Bonanza!
This Friday and Saturday, 13th and 14th May, we'll be down at the beautiful Cae Poeth Nature Reserve from 10 - 4 each day - come and join us! Apart from anything else there's the most tadpoles I've ever seen in my life in the lake!
Here's what we've got planned:
1. Rebuilding the compost loo screen (not, as previously advertised, bramble weaving - sorry, they aren't long enough yet - we'll maybe do the 'giant bramble screen challenge' this Autumn!)
2. Creating a new path (you decide where) and building a bench somwhere along it.
3. Playing 'hunt the oak saplings' - wading gently through the willow and birch and finding seedlings that need a bit of help: clearing around them to enourage diversity of regrowth
4. Adding to the brash fence on the lower path
5. Finishing the lean-to shelter
6. Clearing a path through the mound of shale at the bottom of the main track
7. and, of course, chatting round the firepit and generally wandering round enjoying the site.
Come for as much time as you wish - free lifts available to/from Machynlleth at 9.45 am (there) and 4pm (back), please phone in advance if you need a lift - hot drinks provided, please bring your own lunch - FRI AND SAT ONLY as we'll all be at Ysgol Bro Ddyfi for Seedling Sunday on 15th - it's a working farm so please and sorry! - no dogs - directions below:
Hope to see you there - please pass the word on to anyone else who may be interested,
Basic Botany for Gardeners
Peace and Permaculture in Snowdonia
World Peace Day at Llanrwst
It is becoming increasingly clear to many people that for peace to stand a chance in our communities and between nations that inner balance and harmony is essential. Caring for the environment is directly influenced by how connected people feel to it. Activities that enable people to connect with nature and one another, often involving creative expression, are a good way to do this. This s the thinking behind the World Peace Day gathering planned for June 18 at Maes y Bryn campsite, Carmel, near Llanwrst (near the famous and beautiful falls of Betws y Coed on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
All day from 10am to 4pm there will be a wealth of creative and holistic options from which to choose, including walking, storytelling, music, drumming, mazes, gardening, Permaculture, ancient wisdom traditions, healing and walking. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will have an interactive information stand and give a presentation, and Roz Brown, Coordinator of the Network, will lead an introductory workshop on the Lakota Sioux 7 Point Attunement – the Native American equivalent of Tai Chi (this is also being taught at an Integral Permaculture day at MWPN HQ near Rhayader at the end of May).