(thanks to our member David for this review and photos of our first Slow Summer Sunday outing this year - to Ashfield in Howey on Sunday 3rd August 2014, and to our member Ken for hosting the visit. We have also enjoyed a visit to Llysdinam Field Centre on Sunday 17th August, and there are three more to come: 31st August to RENEW at the Doldowlod Walled Garden, 7th September to Lis and Nick's passivhaus home with permaculture garden at Trosnant and finally a visit to Mellowcroft, date tbc.)
The weather was almost unexpectedly kind on Sunday 3rd August when Transitioners enjoyed a 'Slow Sunday' lunch at Ashfield Community Enterprise in Howey. Home-made salads and cakes brought to share were supplemented by unusual salad leaves eaten absolutely fresh within minutes of being picked on the spot. Ken conducted a tour of the grounds and greenhouses and we indulged in extra 'wild' snacks whilst walking around. Definitely incredible edibles!
Ashfield has huge potential but has needs far beyond its current resources. Volunteers of all kinds are very welcome - with green fingers, other skills or willing to learn.