Powys Transition Winter School
Programme March 2017
- March 4th Orchard Management & Pruning @ Trosnant and the Llandrindod Pomarium (Community Orchard) 10 -3:00pm £5.
A chance to learn the theory and practice of orchard management and fruit tree pruning at the Llandrindod Pomarium (Community Orchard). One Day Course at Trosnant and Llandrindod Pomarium (Community Orchard). Dave Burridge will go through the theory of orchard management followed by a practical session in the Pomarium. book here
- March 11th How to Start a Repair Cafe @ Llandrindod Repair Cafe @ Celf w Gwmpas
Repair Cafés originated in Holland less than 10 years ago, but it is an idea that has quickly taken root. Llandrindod Transition group run Wales’ longest running Repair Café which will enter its fourth year of operation in June. In the morning workshop you will be able to learn from the experience of the organisers in setting up and running their Repair Café. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to experience the Café in operation and talk to the visitors and “fixperts”. You might even bring along something to get fixed!
The morning workshop will cover:
Introduction: The Repair Café Movement, The Repair Café Foundation, Repair Cafés in the UK, Core Repair Café functions, Add on functions, Setting up a Repair Café, Finding a Venue, Finding volunteers, Insurance, Health and Safety, Advertising
Case Study: Llandrindod Repair Café, Establishing the group, Recruiting fixperts, Venues, Organising team roles, Funding the Café, Advertising, Partnerships
Q&A session with Llandrindod Repair Café organisers
- 18th March A Fermenting workshop at Ashfield Community Enterprise, Howey
- 25th March Your Woods – starting and running a community woodland. at Henderson Hall, Talybont on Usk
For more details, or if you need a bursary place, contact
Growing in a polytunnel
Workshop with Sue Stickland
How to get the most from a polytunnel throughout the year.
SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2016
Cultivate Community Garden, Newtown SY16 4HX
More information and booking on
REthink! RElocalise! DEcarbonise!
Saturday 17th October 2015
at The Metropole Hotel Llandrindod Wells
10:45am – 3:30pm (doors open at 10:00am)
Conference fee includes lunch & refreshments: £10 waged, £5 unwaged, see also Bursaries below*
Advance booking essential
The conference hosts:
The Powys Transition & Low Carbon Communities network (PTLCC) and the REconomy Project are both part of the Transition Network, a global grassroots movement of communities seeking to strengthen their resilience to problems including climate change, rising energy prices, economic uncertainty and inequality.
What the conference is about:
More and more people are recognising that we need to move away from the ‘business as usual’ economic model based on perpetual growth in consumption and towards something that helps build resilience rather than destroy it.
This conference will focus on the exciting possibility of local communities transforming the economic destiny of rural mid Wales and offering opportunity and hope despite the challenges.
We will consider the ways in which rural communities can create new sustainable livelihoods and enterprises and exert real influence on their local economic systems, as we look at systems of trade and exchange that are more sustainable, equitable and anchored in wellbeing, rather than economic growth at any cost.
How do we make the local economy more vibrant?
What are the ways we can ensure sustainable livelihoods?
Where are the examples of doing business and community differently?
How can we continue to learn and support each other locally and regionally around jobs, services, education and training?
Who should attend:
The conference is aimed at everyone interested in learning more about sustainable rural economies whether from personal, community, business, local government, or academic point of view.
Attendees can expect to take home inspiration for their own next steps as well as ways to bring about strategic change in rural economies and support the development of sustainable communities and livelihoods.
There will be plenary speakers in the morning and a choice of workshops/case study sessions in the afternoon. Full details of the programme to be published in due course.
New ways of looking at money: Positive Money and Green Economics
REconomy and local economic change, 20 Key Enterprises & the Transition Enterprise Handbook
Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars and a circular economy model of private transport provision
The potential role of the railway in rural economies
Social Enterprises and Cooperatives
One Planet Housing and Community Land Trusts
Community Renewable Energy Cooperatives
Mike Membery, Powys Transition & Low Carbon Communities network
Anna Lodge & Fiona Ward, REconomy Project, Transition Network
David Edwards, Heart of Wales Line Forum
Andrew Fryer, Llangattock Green Valleys
Martin Goulder, Calon Cymru
Hugo Spowers, River Simple
Nicholas Wilson, Wales Cooperatives Centre
Mick Brown, Robert Owen Community Bank
Tao Wimbush, Lammas ecovillage project
*Bursary places available
The event is generously supported by:
The Hotel Metropole
PTLCC Conference 2015 will be a collaboration with REconomy and is taking place at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells on Saturday 17th October 2015.
We’ll be talking about how we can all afford to enjoy living sustainably and sociably, so put the date in your diary now!
Our keynote speaker will be Dr Mary Mellor, and there will be a full day of workshops and discussion. Watch this space for more details.
Enjoyed our last conference?? Can’t wait for another one?? Missed out??
Well, put November 8th 2014 into your diary!
Our next conference is on its way,we’ll be in the Sheppard Theatre in the wonderful new WISE building at CAT.
– “Zero Carbon Powys, rethinking the future for our rural communities”
Exciting speakers, inspiring surroundings, workshops and more