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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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From Serbia to Kington

Some interesting people have come to live near Kington recently – back from 10 years or more in Serbia. Trish and Robert MacCurrach say they are looking to buy a house and plant an orchard or buy an orchard and build a house in it!

They still have their farmhouse in Serbia which is available for holidays with a difference, and their current enterprise is importing those wonderful hanging enamel cooking pots you use over an open fire on a tripod – called Kotlich. I have one of these myself and it has transformed our ability to sit and eat outside on those chilly summer evenings in the Welsh mountains. Trish’s Kotlich website is a real inspiration to cook outside the way they do in Serbia.

Here is what Trish has to say about their interest in sustainability and

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Green Llangattock is Streets Ahead

Llangattock Green Valleys has won the British Gas Green Streets competition. Last week was the final judging for the Green Streets in London where three finalists presented their ideas for saving energy.

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New Garden Design Course at Llandrindod

David Burridge will be applying his considerable experienc on the new Garden Design Course at Coleg Powys, Llandrindod Wells beginning Monday 11 January, and running for 16 weeks, 6-8pm.

This is an OCN level 2 accredited course that comprehensively explores the subject of garden design. By the end of the course the participant should have all the knowledge and tools required to implement a design project for their own gardens, practice garden design commercially or go on to further study up to degree level.

Topics covered include:

The design brief      Site analysis and assessment       Plan drawing

Soft and hard landscaping       Design principles

To book a place contact Coleg Powys,
(tel: 0845 4086299) or Dave Burridge:
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (tel: 01597 860186)

For community, for local food, for apple pie!

Fruit for all At Machynlleth - Transition Bro Ddyfi Trawsnewid

Open to all who would like to take part, the project will involve people coming together to learn about growing, planting and caring for their trees and sharing the harvest.

Initially the group hopes to plant on the Bryn-y-Gog estate. They have

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New Skills and Technology Group in Llandeilo

Transition Llandeilo now has a Skills and Technology group forming with its own page on the website:

Pete Arnold says "We are attempting to be useful by putting together a list of opportunities to share and acquire skills ranging from the simple things we can do for ourselves (and that our grandparents always used to be able to do!), to more specialist skills and even to start the process of acquiring a new (low-carbon!) craft or profession.

As a first step, we are placing offered and wanted ads on this site and a list of resources that we have come across.
If you are able to offer tuition to local people in any skill, please let us know and, likewise, if there is anything you would like to know or learn to do, we'll do our best to find someone, locally, who can help".

Contact: Pete Arnold, 01558 823306, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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