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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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Website status

This site has not been updated since 2014 and is being maintained as an archive for now. As time allows we'll be weeding out the dated material and presenting the many useful articles in a new format. We'd appreciate any feedback on what you find most useful on this site via our contact page.


Food in Transition

INVITATION: "Food in Transition: co-operative solutions"

Saturday 12th March 2011 - 11am to 4.30pm

Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth

The Co-operative Group have pleasure in inviting you to join in a pioneering event looking at the challenges that food retailing and the supply chain will face in this century and ways in which those challenges can be addressed.

The event will examine the effects that the tightening of the supply of

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Free stuff and black gold at a bargain price


It’s Spring soon! We also have  ‘BLACK GOLD’ FOR YOUR GARDEN – Our SOIL IMPROVER avail ONLY £5.50 for 50 ltr bag



Presteigne Memorial Hall

Need Stuff? .....Bring Stuff?

It’s free!

Only bring items in good order , thankyou

Powys Orchard project bears fruit

"Growing Fruit in Powys" is out now

The report contains the results of the Powys Orchard survey, which was conducted in response to the demand for knowledge on fruit growing in Powys. In 2009 and 2010 we surveyed 22 orchards and gathered the experiences of fruit growers from all over the county.

We hope the report will enable future orchardists to make more informed decisions - by learning from those who are already growing fruit in our locality. Please take a look, and spread the word to anyone you know with an interest in growing fruit.

The report includes -

Details of the survey and results
Advice on planning your orchard
Recommended apple, pear and plum varieties for Powys
Case studies of real people and their orchards
Information on grants for planting fruit trees
Advice on earning an income from fruit growing
A comprehensive list of resources

Many thanks to Glasu who funded the project.

"Growing fruit in Powys" can be downloaded for free from our website -

Comments and feedback are welcome and don't forget that you can use our website forum to discuss your fruit queries with other local growers.

Chloe at Dyfi Valley Seed Savers

Deep Ecology in Llandeilo this Beltane

The Goodly Fire : a time for empowerment

Llwynbwch Barn, Saturday and Sunday  May 7th and 8th

A workshop in the Deep Ecology tradition of Joanna Macy. We meet at the ancient festival time of Beltane, the goodly fire, as the sap of the Earth is rising, bursting with fertility, the Moon is waxing and growth and expansion are in the air. At this crucial time for humans we will seek to connect with the wider web as we gather our own energies and powers for creating a life-sustaining future.

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The size of Wales

Sponsoring forests in Africa

The Size of Wales is a unique national scheme to sustain an area of tropical forest in Africa the size of Wales as part of our national response to climate change. 

The destruction of the rainforest accounts for a quarter of the world's carbon emissions. This is more than the entire world's transport put together. 

'An area the size of Wales' is frequently used to measure the rate of forest destruction. Through Size of Wales we aim to turn that negative use of the country's size on its head, by encouraging the people of Wales to take positive action and help protect an area of tropical forest equivalent to the size of our nation. 

I am delighted to let you know that the Waterloo Foundation has committed to match funds raised for the project up to a total of £1 million. This offer of matched funding will operate through the 2011 UN Year of the Forests and will be launched on St Davids Day 

Whether you are a smaller business or a large company, the project can arrange a suitable partnership with a forest project, via a regular donation; affinity products; staff fundraising and gifts in kind, your employees and customers can establish long lasting links with a forest project of your choice... and any funds raised will now be matched up to a total of £1million 

See for details of some of the projects being supported.

I would be pleased to link you with the Size of Wales team who can provide more details on the launch of the £1 million matched fund on St David's Day.

Peter Davies

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