Tuesday 26th March 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Cafe

Free admittance and all are welcome!

Nine out of 10 mouthfuls of food in the world come from plants grown from seeds. Currently about 75% of seed sold around the world is produced by large agri-chemical companies. At the start of the 1900s it was possible to find over 500 varieties of cabbage seeds available commercially. Towards the end of the century this was down to just over 20. The pattern is the same for most of our favourite vegetables and fruits.

This lack of diversity in our food crops has huge implications for food security, biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. Farmers and gardeners used to plant dozens of different crops, constantly saving seed, developing and adapting varieties to deal with many different challenges of soil, pests, disease, nutrition and flavour. The introduction of F1 hybrids on a commercial basis changed all this.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: “Plant genetic diversity is one of the central preconditions for food security. It provides the genetic traits required to address crop pests, diseases and changing climate conditions”.

We can all do our bit by growing and saving seed from open pollinated seeds and avoiding F1 hybrids.

This month we welcome members of the Lampeter Seed Library to tell us about their project which started about 18 months ago. People can “borrow” seeds for free, collect seed for themselves and return some to the library for others to grow. They are resilient and adapted to local conditions and in these unpredictable times are a big step towards food security and food sovereignty. To help people gain in confidence they run seed saving workshops and always have people on hand to answer questions. Just like the plants they grow from their seeds, their membership is already well over 100 and growing all the time.

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Tuesday 26th February 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Cafe

Free admittance and all are welcome!

 
What can we do as a community to become more inclusive, increase resilience and reduce isolation?
 
Sandra Sankey from Dementia Matters in Powys will join us to tell us about her work using the Dutch model of ‘Meeting Centres’. Sandra will present the value base and ethos of Meeting Centres, an approach that can be low cost, community orientated, inclusive and person centred.
 
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Tuesday 22nd January, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Cafe

Free admittance and all are welcome!

Plastic has recently been in the news as a major environmental issue, and plans are afoot to tackle the growing problem.

Already there are initiatives within Llandrindod aimed at finding alternatives to plastic packaging, from making permanent replacements to choosing stock carefully, and using local suppliers. In this meeting, local traders will share their views and experience on plastic and the alternatives, and their visions for how we can develop a more sustainable approach. We will also hear from non-traders who are setting up alternatives to disposable items.

The aim is a general discussion to discover what we can all do to both reduce our waste and encourage local sustainability.

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Saturday 8th December
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Hotel Commodore, Llandrindod

Come and join our celebration of Llandrindod Transition Group's 10th anniversary.  The Llandrindod Transition group was set up in 2008 and we'll be looking back over the wide range of events and activities that we've been doing for local  sustainability.  We've also invited other groups from across the region to come and join in and tell us what they've been doing.

The format will be a series of short talks with plenty of time between for discussion, nattering, drinking tea and mince pies - somewhere between a conference and a party!

It should be both a fun afternoon and also inspiring... so please do come along and join us!

Tuesday 27th November, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Cafe

Free admittance and all are welcome!

Are you passionate about buying local?

Throughout the country groups of like minded people are gathering together to create ‘hubs’ to enable local people to sell their produce. Are Food Hubs purely about food? Not at all! Other groups have grown in different ways depending on what works in their area and what local people are looking for. Many hold thriving monthly meetings where they sell all types of local produce, crafts, food & drink.
 
Kerry Mills from the Seed to Saucepan project at Ashfield Community Enterprise will introduce the topic and lead the discussion. Kerry has been looking into the different models used by Food Hubs in other areas and is keen to find out what makes them successful and gather ideas on what would work here.
 
Come along and discuss how we could pull together all our local talent to create our very own Food Hub in Llandrindod.
 
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(Please note this talk was postponed from October)
 
 
 
 
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