Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust will be holding a (slightly late) open day on Saturday 8th July for National Meadows Day.
The Trust manages a 20 acre smallholding in West Wales, including six acres of traditional meadow, rich in species such as Yellow Rattle and Greater Butterfly Orchid.
Activities will include a tour of the meadows, scything demonstrations and talks on managing meadows and hand hay making. You will also be able to walk amongst the flowers along a specially mown wildflower labyrinth. Pictures of the labyrinth mown in 2016 can be found here
The next All Year Round gathering will be on 19th March, from 2pm at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust. We will be doing some paper marbling. There will also be a treasure hunt, more seeds to plant in the AYR garden and, as always, a warming fire and time to talk and play.
Croeso Cynnes i Bawb
The next Trust workday will be on Sunday 26th February at 10.30 am.
We will be working on the permaculture garden and other plantings around the barn; weeding, mulching and maybe adding some new plants. We will also be pruning and re-weaving the willow sculpture.
All are welcome, please contact us if you would be interested in coming along.
Late last summer the ITV Wales programme “Coast and Country” came to talk to us about scything and hand haymaking here at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust.
The episode is available here. Coast and Country, Series 4, Episode-17
The part recorded at the Trust starts at 11 minutes and 30 seconds
All Year Round’s first gathering for 2017 will be for Imbolc on the 5th of February, here at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust, 2pm-5pm.
We will be making a wheel of the year garden, planting some Imbolc seeds and enjoying some fabulous storytelling from the wonderful Pamela Gaunt
Winter solstice is nearly upon us. We are celebrating the turning of the year at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust on 21st December, 2-5pm. The talented Henry Sears will be leading us in some festive singing, there will be a roaring solstice fire, seasonal crafts, sparkly lights and warming drinks.
Croeso Cynnes i bawb! Please bring a festive treat for a bring and share afternoon tea
We will be having a special All Year Round for Autumn Equinox making lanterns for the amazing lantern procession in Haverfordwest on October the 29th. The parade is a collaboration between The Lab and Span Arts’ Cheerful Project and I would like to add a twist of Remembrance Day for Lost Species by making a Thylacine lantern for the parade. The Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger went extinct 80 years ago this year, I think this would be a great way to honor and remember it.
Come along on Saturday the 17th of September 11am – 4pm to help make the Thylacine lantern, or make your own smaller lantern. Bring lunch to share if you’re coming at lunchtime!
The 1st of August will be our Lammas celebration and after the success of our moth day we’d like to celebrate butterflies by joining in with this fabulous butterfly count. Put the date in your diaries and there will be more details to follow! http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2016
Come to Dyfed Permacuture Farm from 6pm on Saturday to help set up the moth trap. Bring food to cook on the fire, stories to share and instruments to serenade the moths with! Camping available, donation payable to the trust.
We will be opening the moth trap at 10am on Sunday morning to see what we’ve caught and will identify them with local moth expert. Last time we set up a trap we caught an amazing array of species, from ones so camoflaged that they looked lke sticks to bright greens, pinks and golds, as stunning as any butterfly
. . . stay for moth crafts and activities and a bring and share solstice picnic.
You are welcome to come for all or part of the celebration. It would be great if you could let us know you are planning on coming.
Our next All Year Round Celebration will be on Sunday May 1st from 2pm.
We will be making Japanese Koinobori windsocks and circle dancing before the traditional May Pole mayhem!
All welcome, we ask £3-£5 per family to cover costs. Croeso Cynnes i Bawb!