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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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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!):"

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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!”


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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 Roxanne_brings_harmony_to_Bro_Ddyfi_Unleashingcoaxing extraordinary harmonies from the circle assembled in Y Plas for the Mandy_Dean_introduced_the_Launch_of_Transition_Bro_Ddyfioccasion. 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.

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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.

Pending approval of the design by the Festival on 9 April, work will proceed to create a stunning literary-themed permaculture garden in the weeks leading up to the event which takes place this year between 27 May and 6 June. Permaculture Magazine is planning to send two experts to be on hand for two days during the Festival. To join the work party scheduled for 22-23 May please email Dave O'Malley on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for general offers of support and ideas, please email Val Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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