Open Morning – Bore Agored

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Celebrating the New Fields

Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust recently took on the management of two new fields. Sue and Pam organized a lovely event to celebrate to open the fields and officially name them.

The top field of the two is called Cae Herc (“lopsided field” it’s historical name ). The second has become Cae Novella in recognition of one of the previous owners.  This post tells you more about the traditional field names of Wales.

Here is a short video showing some highlights of the event

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Spring Workdays at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust

The next two Trust workdays will be Saturday 19th May and Saturday 23rd June.

We will be weeding and maintaining the forest garden and perennial plantings around the barn, as well as carrying out any annual maintenance needed on the barn and compost toilets.

Workdays run from 10am until about 4pm. Please bring contributions for a bring and share lunch.

Croeso Cynnes i bawb!

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Celebrating the New Fields

Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust has taken on the management of 2 new fields. Follow the link to hear the story of how they became available and how we celebrated their opening.

A couple of years ago Mark Boyle, Guardian columnist and author of ‘The Moneyless Man and ‘Drinking Molatov Cocktails with Ghandi’, put into words a discomfort I had been feeling for a while. When John died I claimed the life insurance originally intended to pay off our mortgage. In the event it we had paid […]

via The consequence of reading books — Going Batty in Wales

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Volunteer Workday, April 15th

Footpaths from reclaimed and recycled materials.

Garden in full bloomWe will be hosting a volunteer workday at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust on Sunday April 15th from 10am – 4pm.

Join us and members of the South West Wales Permaculture Network as we create footpaths from reclaimed and recycled materials to improve access.

Please bring contributions for a bring and share lunch. There will be a swaps table, so if you have any spares seeds, plants, pots etc etc that you want to share please bring them along.

Contact us if you need directions or more information

This work is being supported by Paramaethu Cymru, The Permaculture Association’s strategic network in Wales.

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All Year Round – Spring Equinox

Join us for an All Year Round celebration of the spring on Sunday 25th March, 2-5pm.

We will be having a go at making beautiful eggs like these, planting potatoes in the AYR garden and cooking snacks on the fire.

Suggested donations towards the cost of the event –  £3 for first child, £5 for two or more.

 

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All Year Round – Imbolc

For Imbolc on the 11th of Feb (2-5pm at the Dyfed Permaculture Trust) we will be spring cleaning ourselves with home made face packs, bath scrubs and other all natural pampering products. Bring a jam jar or two.

There will also be games with a spring cleaning theme.

Croeso i bawb! All welcome!

Usual donation plus some extra for pamper product ingredients for those indulging.

 

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Building a Compost Toilet Workshop

During this weekend workshop you will help build a composting toilet at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust.

Led by an experienced timber builder, you will learn about the benefits of composting toilets, the principles behind the design and fully construct a compost toilet housed in a simple timber structure.

The tried and trusted design uses a modified wheelie bin to contain the waste. The toilet is housed within a simple wooden structure. It includes a hand washing basin using rainwater harvested from the roof.

The result is an ecological toilet that is pleasant to use and easy to maintain.

Dates: 21st October and 22nd October, 9am – 5pm

Cost – £80 / weekend (£60 concession)

Camping / caravan accommodation is available for Saturday night – see http://dyfedpermaculturefarmtrust.org.uk/camping/

For more information and to book contact Michelle Laine

Tel 01559 371485

michelle_laine@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Hand Hay Making at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust

The Trust has 6 acres of wild flower meadows. Hand hay making plays an important part in their management.

Below is a short video that will give you an idea of the kind of work we are doing.

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All Year Round – Lammas Celebration

Our next All Year Round Celebration will be for Lammas. Join us from 7pm on Tuesday 1st August for songs around the fire. Overnight camping welcome by arrangement.

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