Scything courses at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust
Scythe Courses 2012
The Scythe is the ideal tool for the garden or smallholding.
It is versatile, green and fun to use!
The following courses are being held on the wildflower meadows of Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust in South West Wales, led by experienced mower and Scythe teacher Philip Batten.
Launch of the People's Market in Lampeter
A colourful display of organic polytunnel veg greeted the 150 people who came through the doors of Lampeter's Victoria Hall on a chilly Saturday morning in mid-February. Each tray was marked with a reassuringly small number of food miles. Phil Drayton of Fferm Rhyd-y-Gwin was alternately counting visitors and piling veg into their bags-for-life. One of the Directors of the Development Trust that has worked hard for the last three years to gain the lease on the building, Phil was hoping for a successful day's trading for the 18 stall-holders.
The Primrose Earth story
How you can help the Garden in Transition to floourish in 2012
...and other doings around Hay on Wye
Might you be free on Sunday 25th March to join a work party for the ‘Garden in Transition’?
Some of you may remember that a Transition-themed demonstration garden was installed next the entrance of the Hay Festival site a couple of years ago. The idea behind this project is to create a space with the participation of the local community; using reclaimed, recycled and donated materials and plants; which looks amazing; and will be seen by over 100,000 people. Hopefully it will inspire other similar projects based on sharing skills and creatively using recycled and reclaimed materials.
This year, Brecknock Wildlife Trust will be designing the garden. They are
Definitive new book on People Care
Looby Macnamara's new book, ‘People Care and Permaculture’, is out soon. It's the missing link for all those wondering why efforts to get us out of this unholy global mess keep failing - not because of lack of soil, water or even information, but because we often don't know how to live with each other! Permaculture has seen the growth of skills and action on Earth Care but People Care has always taken a back seat. We ignore it at our peril. See it at: