As part of our quarterly Paramaethu Cymru coordinators’ meeting we include a site visit treat! This time we visited dedicated eco builders Debbie and Julian who also happen to grow the most amazing salad, veg and soft fruit.
At the Lammas gathering, we talked about the structure of Paramaethu Cymru - how do we connect with each other and make decisions? We now have a coordinator, Cara Wilson, but she is part-time and much of the work will still need to be done on a voluntary basis. We are looking at a structure therefore where working groups concentrate on particular tasks...
Lammas ecovillage in Pembrokeshire proved an excellent choice for the Paramaethu Cymru gathering in June. Not only did the site offer a beautiful place to meet within the community hub with all the facilities we could need, but also the eco-village itself offers one of the most interesting examples studies of medium to large scale permaculture design in Wales.
The Primrose Earth Awareness Trust (PEAT), which welcomed thousands of children and adults to its education site on an organic farm near Hay-on-Wye, Powys, held its closing celebration last August, with a generous donation to build permaculture in Wales.