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guest article: visiting a Dutch Repair Cafe

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rc-logosquareThis letter about Repair Cafes was sent to us by TLT member Martina, and is reproduced here with her permission

 

Dear TLT

I hope you don't mind if I tell you a little about a Dutch repair cafe which Don and I visited (by bicycle of course) when we were in Holland this month on a family visit. You may forward this to anyone interested.

 

We visited the Repair Cafe in Harderwijk, a town of about 45000 in the east of Holland, not far from where my mother lives. I wanted to see how they did it in the country where it all began.

 

TLT meeting 22 April 2014

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The next meeting of Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition will be on Tuesday 22 April from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod. Josh Cooke from the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust will be talking about creating wildlife-friendly and edible landscapes.

 

Do you want to garden in unused spaces? Are you interested in growing your own food or encouraging wildlife into towns and urban areas? Would you like to see beautiful plants and flowers blooming everywhere as you go through town?

 

Join us on 22 April to learn more about Radnorshire Wildlife Trust's recent work on wildlife-friendly and low-carbon gardening, and discuss where we might take things next. If you are interested in starting an 'Incredible Edible' style group in Llandrindod, or if you just want to re-appropriate unused spaces and make them look more attractive and interesting, then come along and share your views.
 

Meeting 25 March 2014: The Tea Trail

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The next meeting of Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition will be on Tuesday 25 March from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod. We will be watching a film, “The Tea Trail”, followed by a discussion.

 

“The Tea Trail” follows adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve as he investigates tea in east Africa. Most of the tea drunk in Britain does not come from China or India, but is bought at auction in Mombasa, Kenya. Simon follows the tea trail through Kenya and Uganda, meeting some of the people who pick, pack and transport tea. He drinks tea with everyone from Masai cattle herders to the descendants of the original white tea planters, and learns that the tea industry is also affected by the troubles of the continent: poverty, low wages and child labour.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME! free admission includes cake and hot drink served at 7pm.

 

PTLCC Spring Conference: 29 March 2014

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Powys Transition
and Low Carbon
Communities Network
(PTLCC)
Spring
Conference 2014
‘Engaging the Wider Community’
Speakers -
Andrew Capel (transport choices), Jeremy Thorp (community
renewables), Steve Jones (Food resilience)
Workshops,
Mike Thomas (Transition Coordinator), Amanda Dean & Ann
Owen (Transition trainers).
Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod
Wells
Saturday 29th March 2014
Coffee & reception 10:15, Start 10:45, Finish 4:00pm
to book a place, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or ring 01982 553398
Buffet lunch and refreshments included.
£15 per delegate (free places available for member groups – book
early!)
Spring Conference 2014
‘Engaging the Wider Community’

Speakers:  **STOP PRESS** ROB PROCTOR of RENEW WALES will open the conference

Andrew Capel (transport choices), Jeremy Thorp (community renewables), Steve Jones (Food resilience) 

Workshops:   Mike Thomas (Transition Network Inititiaves Coordinator), Amanda Dean & Ann Owen (Transition Trainers). 

 

Venue: Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells

Date: Saturday 29th March 2014

Time: coffee & reception 10:15 am, Start 10:45 am, Finish 4:00 pm

Booking: to book a place, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ring 01982 553398

Cost: £15 per delegate (free places available for member groups – book early!) Buffet lunch and refreshments included.

 

 

Earth Hour Switch Off 8.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday 29/3/2014

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Email from WWF Cymru: Are you ready for WWF’s Earth Hour 2014? 

 Hello, 

Thank you for supporting WWF’s Earth Hour in Wales.

Here at WWF Cymru we’re sure that with your help, we can make this year’s event our best one ever! 

The time and date for this year’s event is: 8.30pm on Saturday 29 March 2014 so it would be great to get this in your planner and share this information with others in your organisation. 

Earth Hour is the world’s biggest celebration for our amazing planet, hundreds of millions of people from across the world coming together in a symbolic and spectacular light outs display. 

We’re hoping to get as much of Wales to switch off as possible and to sparkle with us under the stars. 

It’s a great opportunity to show the rest of Wales, and the rest of the world, that you care about our amazing planet and want to help protect it. 

To take part again simply switch off any non-essential / external lighting during the hour. 

 


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