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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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Hustings for Welsh Assembly Elections

Thursday 21st April,  7.30 pm at Llandeilo Rugby Club

On 21st April you will have an opportunity to see all the Welsh Assembly candidates together, hear their views on matters related to the Assembly's new powers and ask your own questions. Transition Town Llandeilo is interested in all matters concerning a future in which fossil fuels will be increasingly expensive and the impacts of climate change are felt across the world. Our new Assembly Members will be dealing with agriculture, fisheries and forestry; with the environment; with health and health services; with highways and transport; housing and town and country planning; water and flood defences; education and training; economic development.

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Seedling Sunday in Machyntlleth on May 15th

This is Rubbish has been given the wonderful opportunity of hosting Mach's Seedling Sunday on May 15th this year.

This is Rubbish believes social space encourages conversation, and room to discuss food waste solutions. We use interactive and participatory means to facilitate community ideas generation with regard to how best to reduce food waste in the British food industry and at home: we explicitly focus on the arts and social games to engage people with the issue of food waste, and believe that sustainable solutions can be pleasurable and community-orientated.

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Presteigne is buzzing

We had a fantastic seed swap at Presteigne farmers market last Saturday - a real buzz: lots more interest this year than previous - maybe something viral happaening as a result of our successful allotment project. The allotment site will have its first anniversary on 25th March , and there are all sorts of exciting plans for the coming year in the town.

The community-run Zero Waste project is due to be extended for at least another 6/12 months (forever, we hope, as it is so brilliant!)
We are in the initial stages of planning a Celebration of Local Food (this will be a big event ,so we are planning for summer 2012).

I am going down to Embercombe, Devon for a second time in a couple of weeks to do an intermediate 'natural' beekeeping, course with Phil Chandler so that I can really understand about top bar hives and maybe start to spread the word in these parts about the benefits.

More fruit and nut trees - walnut, quince and damson - were planted in the community orchard a couple of weeks ago. So Spring is warming up and things are looking GOOD !!!
Lin Scrannage

Zero Waste Extension

Zero Waste Presteigne continuing until at least June 2011

Cwm Harry are pleased to announce that the Zero Waste Presteigne project will continue until at least June 2011. Unique in the UK, the local authority has handed over full responsibility for waste and recycling to the community of Presteigne and Norton to see how close they can get to Zero Waste.  The community are supported by Cwm Harry Land Trust, a local social enterprise. The community has already achieved a recycling rate of 67%, which compares to a rate of 45% for the same period in Wales as a whole and is just a whisker away from the Welsh target for 2025 of 70%.

Lee Price from Powys County Council said " the Powys Zero Waste Action Board were pleased to support this innovative project in Presteigne.   Our grant will support the operation through to June and we know that Cwm Harry are waiting to hear on other bids to allow them to complete a full second year."

Woodland Warden vacancy

Vacancy: Long Wood warden:

From Coedwig Gymunedol Long Wood Community Woodland:
We have been successful in obtaining funding from Environment Wales to appoint a 
WOODLAND WARDEN You will require skills in practical woodland management and the ability to work effectively with volunteers and engage with members of the public.
This is a part-time position: 20 hrs per week, salary up to £18,000 pro rata. Hours may be flexible but will include some weekend work.
Funding for this post is for 12 months in the first instance, but may be renewable.
 For more information: (please cut and paste this web address into your web browser.)
Or contact the chairman, Philip Swain 01570 493284.
Closing date for applications: 14th March.

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