Tuesday 23rd August, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Café

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

The global climate system is under ever-increasing pressure from human activities and internal feedbacks are now beginning to accelerate the changes.

This is particularly true in the critical area of the Arctic. In 2012 northern sea ice fell to a spectacular new record low leading to dire prognostications and predictions of imminent collapse.

Although the worst-case scenario hasn't yet happened, the trends are growing clearer with each year and the news isn't what you'd call comforting.

This talk is an update on climate change, particularly regarding the state of the Arctic, and discussing where the changes are heading. It will also try to address what we can expect over the coming decade… and what we simply don't know and can't yet predict.

About the speaker

Joe Botting is a Llandrindod-based palaeontologist and naturalist, with a long interest in environmental matters. He certainly isn't a professional climatologist, but has been closely following what is going on for some years.

Given the message from this talk, you might be surprised to hear that he's not naturally a pessimist.

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

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

Herb Garden Café

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

Why are more and more people eating supermarket waste? … and why does our food system generate so much waste anyway?

We invite you to a talk by Charlie Spring about her research on efforts to feed surplus food to people. You'll learn about the causes of food waste throughout the food supply chain and hear about solutions for creating an environmentally sound and socially just food system.

Charlie will talk about research for her PhD on efforts to feed surplus food to people, from foodbanks to 'food waste cafes'. Her research has taken her from Manchester convents to anti-hunger activists and anarchist chefs in North America.

About the speaker

Charlie spent her teens in Presteigne and came back to mid-Wales in her mid-twenties to try living off the land.

She moved to Manchester to run a sustainability engagement programme at Salford University. She's now in her second year of a PhD exploring 'surplus food redistribution in the North of England'.  She recently completed a Churchill Fellowship to the US and Canada to learn about their well-established history of food banking and anti-hunger advocacy.

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

Tuesday 28th June, 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 Sally Owen about the properties and value of many common “weeds” that you can find growing enthusiastically in gardens, hedgerows and wild places.

Sally's talk will cover the history of herbal medicines, give you a few ideas of ways you might use herbs in your home, and why you should welcome herbs into your garden.

About the speaker

Sally Owen is a retired member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. She practiced locally for 20 years and lives on a small holding near Builth Wells where she collects herb plants and encourages wild life.

Please download a poster and display locally to help promote the event

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.

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