Hay Permaculture Garden Video
Dave Prescott has promised a ful report of the Garden in Transition at the Hay Festival rcently, but in the meantime he has sent us a link to enjoy and says
"You asked for pictures of the garden at the Hay Festival. I'm still getting these sorted out, but in the meantime here's a video which gives you a bit of an idea. It was made quite unprompted by children taking part in a video workshop at the Festival (apparently they voted the garden their favourite thing at the Festival!):"
Young plants available
Hill Cottage Market Garden, near Knighton, have some organic veg plants for sale: Mick and Alice say “broad bean supesimona are ready now, then in the next few weeks we will have mixed lettuce (in trays of 9), some courgettes and squashes (in pots), various flowers, all sorts of bare root brassicas and leek plants ready in a month or so.....
So if you're interested please get in touch, and let us know if there is something particular that you'd like, we may have some or we might be able to sow it for you!”
New Nature Trail at the Living Willow
Saturday May 15 at 3pm: Opening of the Willow Way - A Nature Trail with a Difference
Imagination meets nature in the mystical setting of the Upper Wye valley. Small delights and tiny treasures await as you wander through the orchard, dip for minnows in Y Nant Perlan, make a den in the woods, hang your wish on the wishing tree, cast a spell in the witches’ cavern, tell tales beneath the spreading chestnut tree, and follow the seasons through the snowdrop woods, banks of wild spring bluebells and ox-eye daisies in the drowsy summer hay meadow…............ Entry is free but donations are welcome.
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Rob Hopkins Inspires Transition Bro Ddyfi
The unleashing of Transition Bro Ddyfi on March 18 was a joyful, positive event, with a feast for the eyes and inners– the huge cake, baked by many hands, and a feast for the ears - with Roxanne coaxing extraordinary harmonies from the circle assembled in Y Plas for the occasion. So many local groups supported the launch, and added their voices to the introductions – everyone from the end of life carers in Machynlleth to the local butcher was there. The Bro Ddyfi team staged an evening of warmth, connectivity and surprise, with many shades of celebration, reflection and inspiration to weave together a meaningful experience for all who attended.
The star of the evening was undoubtedly Rob Hopkins, founding father of Transition, who gave a sparkling and salutary presentation in his own particular style - that famous blend, peculiar to the Transition Movement, of dire warning and deeply motivating and positive impetus to achieving resilience and behaviour change in our society.
Permaculture garden at Hay Festival, 27 May - 6 June
Inspired by the example of the Glastonbury Festival permaculture garden, a group of students from Sarah Pugh's permaculture design course in Bristol together with Transition Hay-on-Wye are designing a garden next to the main entrance of this year's Hay Festival. The high-profile gathering attracts around 100,000 people each year and speakers include internationally-renowned writers, artists and comedians.