Powys Orchard Survey
Do you own or look after an orchard in Powys? How's your fruit crop this year?
Dyfi Valley Seed Savers are again collecting experiences of growing fruit in our beautiful, but damp land. It's now the second year of surveying which will result in a report advising how to plan and plant new orchards in the area.
Latest from Lammas
We are still finishing off our little house and have been on the land a year now. The garden saw good yields this summer and we are currently bedding in for Autumn and hope to start a simple timber frame workshop soon, Our neighbours and friends are building a traditional timber frame barn with straw bale walls and lime plaster at the moment: if anyone is interested to help them in exchange for meals and good company, please ring Jane 07773 682688.
Jasmine and our neighbour, Jody, are running an 'Introduction to Permaculture' course on our plot and around the Lammas project on the 8th-11th October.
Usk and Wye Organic Gardeners Visit Primrose Earth
On Wednesday 30th June, we had a group visit to Primrose Farm and Earth Awareness Trust in Felindre. I had been looking forward to this for some time, having visited the farm several times last year, and each time being bowled over by the beauty and serenity of the place.
The tour started with Paul Benham, our host for the evening and owner of Primrose Farm, telling us how he began his journey, 25
Llandeilo at Start Festival
Start Wales Festival, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Tues 7th and Wed 8th September
Transition Town Llandeilo will have a display at this festival, which is part of the Prince of Wales’ UK Start Tour www.startuk.org. We will be one of a number of organisations featured under the banner of "Carmarthenshire - a Sustainable County". Others include the Dryslwyn Community Shop.
The Great Hay Art Competition Tackles Peak Oil
Primary schools in Hay-on-Wye, Clifford, Clyro, Glasbury and Llanigon were invited by Transition Hay-on-Wye to prepare pictures illustrating the Transition Network's vision of the future without cheap oil. The schools, teachers and children were excited by the possibility and prepared a total of 220 excellent entries! These were exhibited in the Butter Market, Hay-on-Wye, on Saturday 17th July. There were lots of proud parents and delighted children visiting the exhibition, and many tourists popped in to look around.