Paramaethu Cymru National Gathering 2017 - programme news and tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Paramaethu Cymru National Gathering!
Friday 16 June from 4.30pm to Sunday 18 June lunchtime. At Tyddyn Teg farm, Bethel, Gwynedd, LL55 3PS
This year's theme is Increase the Edge. This national gathering will include presentations by the Land Workers' Alliance: the British wing of Via Campesina (the international peasant farmers' union) and Farming Connect: the Welsh government funded program to help small farms succeed.
In the times we live in, it is more important than ever before to unite across networks to take meaningful and effective action to create an alternative to the destructive consumerism of industrial society.
This year's gathering offers a chance to engage with representatives of both existing government programs and those at the forefront of the struggle for land rights and political reform. Come and get involved - it's time to step up!
On top of that, we have workshops confirmed for:
- non-violent communication, giving us the tools we need to effectively build a movement together;
- bee-keeping; fermenting and preserving food; rootedness and decolonisation of permaculture in Wales;
- hedgerow foraging and more...
Read full details of the event here.
Plenty to see and learn at Tyddyn Teg
The gathering will be hosted at Tyddyn Teg: a dynamic new project founded in 2015 that incorporates community supported agriculture, technical innovation and appropriate technology, cutting edge sustainable farming techniques and international permaculture outreach.
Whilst the project is very much still under development, there is plenty to see and learn and the Tyddyn Teg crew will be giving tours and presentations detailing their vision for the future of their land and project.
Be entertained and enjoy delicious food
In other news, the entertainments programme is shaping up to be an enormous hoot, with acoustic music and story-telling on Friday night and a storming barn party and bring and share meal with the Tyddyn Teg community on Saturday, with live music performances by Breton folk band Mouton and our own homegrown minstrels of mayhem the Hot Dawg Assassins....and the programme is still building!
We will be serving a vegan menu of homegrown Tyddyn Teg veg prepared by the outrageously talented crew of Compass Cafe, festival caterers extraordinaire. We'll have a bring and share meal on Saturday night - please bring a contribution.
Our 31 acre farm has extensive spaces for camping and plenty of hideaways if the action gets too much... and you can see the mountains of Snowdonia on the horizon, stretching away in a spectacular and uplifting vista.
If you don't fancy camping, there are an array of Bed and Breakfasts and hostels scattered throughout the area in nearby Llanrug, Llanberis and Caernarfon.
All the roads from the south are beautiful if curvaceous, and the drive up is bound to be an joyful exploration!
Be part of it
We are capping attendance at 80 so buy your ticket now if you don't want to miss out!
£50 all in, plus £5 per pitch for camping - Total Bargain!