Herb Garden Café
Tuesday 26th April, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm. All are welcome!
Last year Jude came to talk to the TLT about the 6 objectives the local Business Group had set for her. She is coming back for this meeting to talk to us about how those objectives fared, what was achieved and what is still to do.
The Welsh Government have just announced that the Llandrindod Wells Town Champion pilot scheme has been extended into a second year. Jude will be able to share with us the new set of objectives she has been set for 2016 and talk to us about what the future holds for the post, the initiatives the post has set in motion and indeed the town.
A poster to promote the meeting is available to download. Please print and display.
with Clive and Philippa Hedger
7.00pm, Tuesday 22nd March
Herb Garden Café
An illustrated Talk on Natural, Sustainable, Bee-Centred Beekeeping and Bee Guardianship
Clive and Philippa currently look after 14 colonies of naturally kept bees in Builth Road.
In this talk they will share the wisdom and insights gained from their own experience and stress the importance of having the 'right relationship' with the bees. The talk will also include practical information on first steps, equipment and skills needed to set up a hive and specific approaches to managing naturally kept hives. They believe the heart of this is supporting bees as pollinators rather than honey producers.
Over the last 8 years they have helped many people to set up and keep bees in their gardens, and given on going mentoring along their journey as beekeepers. They promote a simple and easy, low maintenance approach to natural beekeeping.
They created a Sussex based natural beekeeping group that still meets regularly every month, with over 100 members and In 2014 successfully set up a British Black Bee sanctuary as part of a Sussex school, with 8 hives and an area for the creation of a bee friendly garden.
They work specifically with promoting a world where bees can thrive.
Clive and Philippa will be happy to answer your questions.
Why Biodiversity Matters!
An illustrated talk by Ray Woods
7.00pm, Tuesday 23rd February
Herb Garden Café
In his talk, Ray will explore the origins and inter-relatedness of life on Earth. He will be telling us about the latest discoveries about the impact that the evolution of life forms have had on our planet and its climate, and answering questions such as
- Did tiny bacteria turn the Earth into a giant snowball on more than one occasion?
- Why was the evolution of trees and dinosaurs a cause of great concern?
- Are we only here today because of the chance evolution of athlete’s foot and wet rot fungi?
The Earth is entering a new geological epoch of rapid climate change. Can we learn enough lessons from the past to ensure our survival?
Free admittance includes cake and hot drink served at 7pm. All welcome.
A weekend introductory course
Trosnant, Llandrindod Wells
Weekend of 27th/28th February 2016
Llandrindod Transition group invite you to a weekend course to introduce Permaculture and to show you how Permaculture Principles can be applied to garden scale growing. The course will cover practical gardening matters (such as soil, compost, green manures, rainwater harvesting, companion planting and propagation) and there will be some hands-on sessions outdoors, mulching beds and planting Polyculture vegetables.
The course will be led by internationally acclaimed Permaculture teacher Chris Evans and will run from 9:00am to 5:30pm on each day plus an evening session on the Saturday. The cost has been kept as low as possible and will be £40 for the weekend. Numbers are limited and advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment.