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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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Seedy Sunday at Doldowlod

This event on March 14 was the first of its kind in the Llandrindod-Rhayader area, and attracted several dozen enthusiastic seed collectors and growers. Held in the Walled Garden at Doldowlod Estate, the day was warm and sunny, allowing full use of the large fire pit cooking area for heating the wonderful soups brought along by visitors to the Seed Swap, and everyone was able to enjoy the

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Permaculture on BBC2 new Edible Gardens series

Permaculture will be featured on BBC2 at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 7th April 2010 as part of ‘The Edible Garden’, a new Gardeners’ World series with Alys Fowler.

The BBC crew visited Tim and Maddy Harland (the founders of Permaculture Magazine and Permanent Publications) last summer and were bowled over by their mature forest garden full of food and wildlife.

The garden was greatly inspired by the books Plants For A Future and How To Make A Forest Garden.  Available postage free from

Seedy Sunday Delights in Machynlleth

Visitors to the event on February 28 at Y Plas were not disappointed. Dyfi Valley Seedsavers had a sizzling programme of talks and presentations running throughout the day to tempt people away from the laden tables of delightfully packaged seeds on offer.  Ben from Real Seeds gave talks on how to collect and save seed like the experts, as well as how to breed your own vegetable varieties over several seasons.

Claire shared the details of the new Welsh vegetable trials being carried out with the support of GLASU. The precarious state of the Llanover pea brought it home to triallists how important this work is – the stocks being given out this season are the last remaining on the planet!

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Free Energy Surveys in Hay

Transition Hay-on-Wye and the Hay Festival have teamed-up to offer a monitoring and surveying capability for any buildings including houses, businesses and schools. This is a free community service and includes:

external building surveys with a thermal imaging camera

spot checking internal and external wall temperature to identify cool spots with an infra-red thermometer (equipment also available for loan),

monitoring electricity usage across whole property and individual devices (equipment also available for loan),

domestic energy surveys via the Big Green Challenge finalist Household Energy Service.

The information gained from the surveys will help you to find ways to save energy and cut costs. In return, with your permission, we will use the thermal images for further awareness-raising including at the Hay Festival.

The best results are obtained whilst your house is still being heated,

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