Tuesday 24th May, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Café

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.
All are welcome!

We invite you to a talk by TFSR Cymru Director and Trustee Ian Jones to hear about their work and how you can get involved.

TFSR Cymru collect unwanted hand tools and sewing machines from all over Wales. Volunteers refurbish them and send them to community groups in several African countries. They also sell Fair Trade tools made by Blacksmiths and Leather workers in Tanzania.

Over the past 30 years they have sent almost half a million tools to Africa.

They recycle tools of every description and nothing is wasted!  Broken tools are repaired; blunt tools are sharpened; broken handles are burned in their wood burning stove in the winter to keep the volunteers warm, and unwanted metal sold as scrap.  They have won awards from Powys Zero Waste and have a very low carbon footprint.

You can download a poster and a leaflet to help promote the event.

Herb Garden Café

Tuesday 26th April, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.  All are welcome!

Championing Llandrindod!

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 poster to help promote this event is available to download.

A talk by Tao Wimbush, Lammas Eco Village

Tuesday 26th January from 7pm to 9pm
at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod

The Lammas Eco Village in Pembrokeshire received planning permission in 2009 under the Welsh Government's One Planet Development Policy. The policy essentially allows development in the open countryside provided that applicants can demonstrate that they are living a sustainable lifestyle, achieve greater productivity of the land than its former agricultural use, and use low carbon natural building materials.

Tao Wimbush, one of the original founders of the Lammas community, was a guest speaker at the recent Powys REconomy conference organised by the Powys Transition and Low Carbon Communities Network (PTLCC). In this video of his talk, Tao describes the planning process and the experience of living sustainably and answers questions from the audience.

We'll also show a couple of short videos showing how Lammas has developed over the past six years.

Free admittance includes cake and hot drink served at 7pm.

Further reading:

The Welsh Government One Planet Development Policy
The One Planet Council
Lammas Eco Village

A poster to help promote this event is available to download.

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