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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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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.

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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.

Emma Maxwell

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,

Cath Rigler

01654 702993

07757 211059

Basic Botany for Gardeners

Would you like to learn how plants grow? 
On 20th to 22nd May DVSS member Chloe is teaching a three day course of basic botany to help gardeners understand their plants better. It will include the science behind seed saving as well as pruning, propagation and other horticultural mysteries. 
The course 'Botany for Gardening' is run by Aber Uni School of Life Long Learning and will be held at CAT, making use of the gardens. £75/£65(conc) Fee waiver scheme available. Booking essential phone 01970 621580.

Peace and Permaculture in Snowdonia

World Peace Day at Llanrwst

June 18

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).

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