Film show: The Rebel Farmer
Thurs March 2: Film show: three short films about the Rebel Farmer, Sepp Holzer: Farming With Nature, Aquaculture, and Terraces and Raised Beds, at The Castle Hotel Function Room, Llandovery. 7.00 to 9.00. Doors open 6.30pm. Cost: £3 or £2.50 concessions.
Sepp Holzer: Amaethwr y Rebel ffermwr radicalaidd
Dydd Iau, 2 Mis Mawrth
Tair ffilm fer: Ffermio Gyda Nature, Dyframaethu, Terasau a Gwelyau a Godwyd.
Y Festri, Capel Newydd, Heol Cilgant, Llandeilo
7.00pm-9.00pm. Drysau’n agor o 6.30pm
£3 neu £ 2.50 cons.
By popular demand! Transition Tywi showed these films last November in Llandeilo. Now Llandovery locals get a chance to view them thanks to requests.
These films are about how to achieve amazing yields from horticulture, agriculture and aquaculture in difficult climates – rain, wind, cold – and at high altitude. They are of interest to farmers, growers and gardeners.
The pioneer of these methods, Sepp Holzer, uses a low-input, low-effort strategy. He sells much of his produce and has hundreds of people visiting him to learn his secrets – which is why the films were made – to spread his techniques.
“Agro-Rebel” Sepp Holzer claims that he gets his methods simply by observing nature and working with it successfully on his 45 hectares of forest gardens, which include 70 ponds. Part of his secret is diversification.
Holzer has created some of the world’s best examples of using ponds to capture the sun’s heat, and of creating microclimates using rock outcrops to protect nearby plants from harsh weather conditions. His own farm spans over.
We’re seeking new members!
Care for the environment and people? Live in the Tywi valley? Join us!
This group as a whole contains active working groups (see links above), but the steering group actively needs new members to organise events. If there’s something you would like to see happening in the area, or if there are films and swap shops you would like to organise, please join us by coming to our meetings for contacting one of the people below. You will make new friends!
Read the Permaculture Group’s latest newsletter and find out when the next meeting is:
- Secretary: Katka Dvorakova duties also shared with other officers
- Treasurer: Patricia Dodd Racher
- Publicity Officer: David Thorpe also keeps meetings of minutes
- Outreach officer: Helen Adam
We welcome suggestions for new activities and events, especially if you are willing to organise them.
Don’t forget to check our Downloads page for the latest minutes to follow what we’re planning in the future and see if you can help out!