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Dyeing Wool with Plants

A Natural Dyeing Workshop led by Susan Martin was held at the Trust today, and an enjoyable event it was. Susan took us through the whole process of dyeing, including mordanting the wool so that the dyes will fix, collecting … Continue reading

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First Scythe Course of the Season

We held our first Introductory Scythe Course of the season on Saturday. With such good grass growth this spring, the course was full with a waiting list as well! Here is a nice summery of the day by one of … Continue reading

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Buds Breaking on the Grafted Apple Trees

The buds are starting to break open on the trees grafted on our recent Apple Tree Grafting Workshop, as can be seen in the photo below. A satisfying sight! Buds starting to open on a recently grafted Bardsey apple tree

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Sustainable Collection of Lichen for Dyeing Wool

All this wild weather has blown down a lot of branches and twigs around the Trust. It is an ill wind that blows no good they say, and on the advise of Susan Martin, we have been busy collecting any … Continue reading

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First Scythe Course of 2013

The first Introductory Scythe Course of the year was held on 25th May. 8 people joined us for a enjoyable and thankfully dry day. For a full report on the day see the Scythe Cymru website. Our next Introductory Scythe … Continue reading

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Introductory Scythe Course, 25th May 2013

Learning to sharpen the scythe on the Introductory Scythe Course, May 2012 We still have a couple of places left on our Introductory Scythe Course on May 25th. An Introductory course is a great place to start using a scythe, … Continue reading

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Apple Tree Grafting at the Trust

Working on the next graft, finished graft in the foreground The sun was shining for our Apple Tree Grafting Workshop today and by the afternoon it was even fairly warm! Preparing the scion for grafting, the rootstock has already been … Continue reading

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Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Learn a simple method to graft your own apple trees with Philip Batten at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust. Grafting your own trees allows you to produce fruit trees cheaply, or from rare or unusual stock. This hands on workshop … Continue reading

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