Tuesday 28th July from 7pm to 9pm

at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod

With guest speaker Roz Brown

Update: Permaculture and Forest Garden Information sheets are now available.

Fifteen years ago Martin Crawford moved from conventional organic gardening to creating a forest garden from a bare field.  Today Martin Crawford's garden is a fantastic example of what can be achieved with a minimum effort input to produce abundant crops of edible trees, plants, shrubs and ground cover.  In this film he takes us through the seasons of his garden and shows the huge range of plants that can be grown.

The film will be introduced by Roz Brown who will also be talking after the film about the close links between Permaculture and Transition.

We've watched this film over again when we want something gentle and inspiring ... and every time we've come away having focused on something that escaped us before.

Amazon reviewer

Admission to the meeting is free. A donation will be requested to contribute to the costs of refreshments.

A poster to help promote this event is available. Please download and display.

Guest speaker George MarshallTuesday 23rd June from 7pm to 9pm

at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod

We invite you to a very special meeting where George Marshall will be giving a talk based on his new best selling book:

Don't Even Think About It:
Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

The most important book published on climate change in the past few years
George Monbiot, The Guardian

George's book provides a witty, insightful, and groundbreaking take on one of the most urgent questions of our time: Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change?

In his presentation George will talk about some of the many and varied reasons his research has uncovered for our inability to ignore this threat to our very existence.  He will also provide answers to some of the other intriguing questions that his research has thrown up, including

  • How will extreme weather events affect our attitude to climate change, and could they make us less concerned?
  • Why have scientists, normally the most trusted professionals in our society, become distrusted, hated, and the targets for violent abuse?
  • Why do the people who say climate change is too uncertain become more agitated about the threats of cell phones, meteorite strikes or alien invasion?
  • Why does having children make people less concerned about climate change not more

Admission to this special meeting is free.  A donation will be requested to contribute to the costs of refreshments.
A poster to help promote this event is available.  Please download and display.

stock free growing

Tuesday 26th May from 7pm to 9pm

at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod

How might agriculture have to alter as a result of climate change?

What changes can we make now to reduce our impact on the environment?

Do you want to eat less meat, but are unsure how to begin?

Come to the Herb Garden to find out about stock-free organic growing and vegan and vegetarian cooking.

The meeting will include a presentation, food tasting, a short film and a discussion session.

The presenters are Dorienne Robinson and Sian Meredudd.

Dorienne has been a vegan for twenty years. She is a qualified teacher, therapist and chef, and has taught Vegan and Vegetarian cookery and nutrition. For her Masters Degree in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies she analysed the ability of Powys to feed its population in 2020 in the light of post peak oil and climate change. She also proved the ability to produce fruit and vegetables in Powys on a commercial scale by developing Allt Goch Organics at St Harmon, which became a centre for training and demonstration.

Sian became vegetarian in 1976 and ran a Vegan Society stand at the National Eisteddfod each year from 1986 till 2012.  She edited and mostly wrote a small bilingual magazine called the Wales Vegan/Figan Cymreig from 1985 till 2015 which has now moved to an online publication. As a member of Compassion in World Farming she learnt about stock free farming. She is a keen organic gardener and practices Vegan Organic Nurture and finds that no-dig gardening with the addition of mulches and compost on undisturbed soil works well for her, the worms and the produce!

Tuesday 24 March from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod

New Developments on the Heart of Wales Line

A presentation by David Edwards

howltaDavid Edwards is the Line Development Officer for the Heart of Wales Line Forum. He will be talking about the Heart of Wales Line Forum and how it fits into the railway industry, and the new initiative "Unlocking Mid Wales".

The Llandrindod Transition Town Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod. The meetings are open to all, with free admittance (including hot drink and cake), a speaker or films and discussion. If you have an idea for low carbon, resilient Llandrindod that you want to put into action, or if you would like to help with events, activities and projects and meet like-minded people, TLT want to hear from you! ALL ARE WELCOME!

community wind energyOur first open social meeting of 2015


Herb Garden Cafe 7 to 9 pm.

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

Owen Callender and Paul Burrell will be giving a presentation on "Community-owned Wind Energy".

Owen and Paul are Development Officers from Ynni'r Fro, a programme funded by the Welsh Government. The programme offers social enterprises funding and free, independent advice and information to help develop their own community-scale renewable energy schemes across Wales.

The talk will explore the facts and myths of wind energy; steps in developing a scheme;a review of finance and governance models; and finally will look at some case studies of what other community groups have achieved.

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