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
Free stuff and black gold at a bargain price
PRESTEIGNE AND NORTON ZERO WASTE
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BRING -TAKE THE FOURTH
SAT 12 MARCH 11AM– 1PM
Presteigne Memorial Hall
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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 - http://www.dyfivalleyseedsavers.org.uk
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.
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 www.sizeofwales.org.uk 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.