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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    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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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    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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News

Would you buy biodiesel in Presteigne?

Transition Presteigne (TP) has been talking to Presteigne garage aboutselling biodiesel. The garage is receptive but would like to know the level of interest from people in the community to help them make adecision about whether or not to stock it and how they might retail it.

This fuel is made from second generation oils/fats, that is, reprocessed (in Wales) frying oils etc  and not first generation oil,where a crop e.g. rapeseed etc is grown specifically for the fuel market.

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Ancient tradition of herbal lore revived in Myddfai

Herbs set to remedy the health of a Welsh village

BBC “Village SOS” project to put declining Welsh village back on the map

The tiny village of Myddfai in the Brecon Beacons has received Big Lottery funding to create a sustainable business venture based on ancient local herbal traditions, which residents hope will restore the village's fortunes.

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Carmarthenshire Community Challenge

Transition Llandeilo was part of the "Sustainable Carmarthenshire" marquee at the Prince of Wales' Start Festival at the Botanic Gardens on the 7th September.  The event saw the launch of the "Carmarthenshire Community Challenge".  The challenge asks groups, individuals and communities to commit to a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly lifestyle.  Any individual or group willing to make the commitment to being more sustainable, or with any ideas to reduce their carbon footprint, is being asked to come forward.  The council will provide support through visits, workshops, signposting, mentoring, specialist advice and expertise. Transition Town Llandeilo has joined the advisory group to push the challenge forward’

Environmental Film Festival @ Pontardawe Arts Centre

Monday October 11th and Thursday October 14th  at 7.30pm

Tickets  £3/£1.50        01792 863722

Awel Aman Tawe continues its Arts and Climate Change programme with a mini environmental film festival at Pontardawe Arts Centre. We are screening a selection of films that explore climate change, dwindling resources and other critical environmental issues.  With speakers from Friends of the Earth, Swansea Undercurrents, The WI, and local filmmakers, AAT have lined up a varied and interesting programme. The selection of films include the feature length film the End of the Line, and a night of short films and animations. Details of

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New Modular PDC in Mid Wales

An innovative new Permaculture Design Course got off the ground at the end of September in mid Wales. Steve Jones of Sector39 led the event, which was the first weekend in a series of 6 over six months from September to March 2011.

The course has been sponsored jointly by partner organisations Transition Llandrindod and the Mid Wales Permaculture Network, and aims to provide a low cost, local and accessible way of doing a full PDC for students.  Roz Brown said

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