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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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This site has not been updated since 2014 and is being maintained as an archive for now. As time allows we'll be weeding out the dated material and presenting the many useful articles in a new format. We'd appreciate any feedback on what you find most useful on this site via our contact page.


Sustainable Living in a Low Carbon Future

This weekend course at the end of October was led by David Burridge and attracted eight participants from the Llandrindod, Newbridge and Rhayader areas.   It was a stimulating and in many ways exciting experience for all, with important connections being made between people, and some very good ideas being generated.

Participants represented many organisations that are concerned with Green issues, including Llandrindod and Rhayader Transition Towns, RENEW, Mid Wales Permaculture Network and Friends of the Earth, and the attendees were able to examine their own carbon footprint and identify ways of reducing it.

In addition the participants found the exercise extremely useful for generating ideas to take back to their own organisations, and the process also threw up radical new possibilities for projects which could further community building, and identify and access resources and skill sharing in the area around the main towns represented.

The workshop was handled skilfully by Dave in order to draw the best out of those attending: his supportive direction created a powerful ‘think-tank’ on sustainability and community building potential to tackle the challenges which lie ahead in a low carbon future.

Roz Brown

Healing Histories at Penlanole

Nick Marchmont, well known gardening expert and historical sleuth, has grown quite a following for his illustrated talks on the metaphysical, historical and quirky background to man's current place in the universe.

Here is an overview of this season's offerings - which promise to be as informative and enriching as ever.

3 Illustrated talks presented by Nick Marchmont at Penlanole over the weekend of December 5th, 2009

£5 per talk, (£10 for both of Saturday's talks includes a light lunch of soup and bread)

An introduction to alchemy and the birth of modern science

A story of alchemy, alchemists and the edge of knowledge

Saturday  morning, 10am

A hominid history – 2 million years in transition

An enigmatic overview of the history of civilisation

Saturday afternoon, 2 pm

An introduction to Sacred Geometry

A beautifully illustrated guide to the growth of space and form. No previous experience necessary!

Sunday morning, 10am

for further details  phone Nick on 01597 860196  or email

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Low Energy House Open Day

Visitors to The Greig at Llidiartywaen enjoyed a long walk down the valley on a fine autumnal day on October 10, and were rewarded for the winding, steep descent by welcoming cups of tea and a most interesting guided tour of the low energy house.

The day, organised by Llanidloes Energy Solutions, began with the afternoon viewing and

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New Members Section Launched

October sees the launch of a brand new feature on the website - the Members Section.  If you haven't already registered on the site, you won't be able to see what's on offer- so here is a summary to tempt you.  Registering is free and gives you access to:

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Permaculture Courses at Llandysul

News just in of two special Permaculture courses running at Llandysul, Carmarthen in 2010, led by the Designed Visions team.  A bit of advance warning for those new Permaculture students who want to think ahead! Details:

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