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.

The February weekend course is now fully booked.

We have now been able to arrange to re-run this course on the weekend of 16th and 17th April.

Thank you, Chris!

View the April course information.

Jude and Sue invite you to join them for a Slow Sunday on October 4th.

You are welcome from 2:30pm on,  and please bring cake to share for tea at around 4:00pm.

From sustaining Rock House to Rock House sustaining us.

When we moved here 21 years ago, Rock House was very needy. The external render was falling off, the wooden windows were so badly rotted that the curtains blew in the breeze, there was no damp proof course and only a hint of insulation in the roof.

Part of the house was heated by a Clearview wood burner, part had no heat and the kitchen was home to a Diva of a Rayburn who only performed by consuming the most expensive anthracite eggs money could buy.

Outside there was a large grassed area which cattle had churned up and a pocket of grass being desiccated by a leylandii of gargantuan proportions.

Saturday 26th September
10:00am to 4:00pm

Start from the Herb Garden Cafe

A Green Open Homes event is an opportunity to visit homes of people who have made energy saving improvements and see if the same thing might work for you. It's a great way to find out about the reality of getting solar panels, insulation, triple glazing, or new heating options without talking to a salesman. You can have a good look at the technology, ask the residents whether the installation was a hassle, and find out much they’re really saving on their energy bills as a result.

This year's event has been organised by Lightfoot Energy Service with support from the Llandrindod Transition group. So far, eight homes have agreed to take part where you can go and see a huge range of energy efficiency measures and talk to the owners about their experiences and reasons for choosing particular solutions.

The information hub for the day is at the Herb Garden Cafe, where expert advice wil be available from a number of suppliers and independant advisors including Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA) and specialist renewables installer M Bufton Ltd.  Assembly Member Kirsty Williams will also be dropping by during the day.

We recommend you start your day at the Cafe, where you can talk to the experts and make arrangements to visit the properties that will be most relevant to your interests.

Llandrindod Transition would like to invite you to a Slow Sunday event on the 19th July 2015 at 'Cwmberwyn'. This is the second of our Slow Sundays for 2015 and will be an opportunity to reflect on the permaculture design introduced here in 2008.

CwmberwynCwmberwyn has seven acres of land backing onto the Carneddau hills and our aim has been to develop systems which can be low-maintenance whilst steadily improve soil fertility and bio-diversity.

Llandrindod Transition would like to invite you to a Slow Sunday event on the 28th June at "Trosnant".   Trosnant was orignally built in the 1970s and has recently been extensively updated to achieve standards of insulation and energy efficiency which are close to Passivhaus standards.trosnant distant view

Please arrive between 2.30pm and 3.00pm.   Nick will give an illustrated talk describing the work that has been done to the house at 3.00pm.   There will then be an opportunity for a guided tour round the house. We will have tea and refreshments at about 4.00pm.  Please bring cakes to share.

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Image link to Llandrindod Acorns project page