The main annual agricultural event in North Wales features competitive classes for shire/light horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, fur and feather, horticulture, cookery and crafts, along with over 300 various trade stands.
We’re in the middle of vegetable growing and planting season, and knowing where to plant them, how far apart the different vegetables should be, and how long they need to grow can become daunting if you plan on doing more that one at a time.
Wales is full of fantastic attractions for holidaymakers; think of a break in Wales and you probably picture the beautiful views of Snowdonia, the cliffs of Great Orme, the Brecon Beacons or perhaps Harlech Castle. But Wales has a lot to offer in terms of nightlife as well, and the country’s casino scene offers plenty […]
Dick and James Strawbridge show how to make the practical changes that will have a big impact on your life – without having to transform your lifestyle. Sharing their experiences, tips and techniques, the Strawbridges provide all the step-by-step advice you need for successful eco projects, large and small. Learn to grow your own fruit & veg, make a wormery, build a chicken ark, install solar panels and more. Each undertaking is realistic, achievable and sustainable. You won’t need to go the whole hog – just pick and mix to suit your needs, for long-lasting dividends.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall believes that it is time to put this to rights, as he explains in this brilliant new book. He’s come up with an abundance of veg-tastic recipes, including a warm salad of grilled courgettes, lemon, garlic, mint and mozzarella….
The New Self-Sufficient Gardener: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Planning, Growing, Storing and Preserving Your Own Garden Produce by John Seymour
The Valuing Wales’ National Parks report commissioned by National Parks Wales, the WLGA and Natural Resources Wales found that Wales’ Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons national parks attract more than 12 million visitors, spending £1bn a year and as a direct result creates a £557,000,000 benefit to the Welsh economy.
A wind turbine located at the Welsh Assembly Government’s Aberystwyth offices, built in 2009 and costing £48,000 has been generating a monthly average of just £5 worth of electricity.
Wales is the only country on the flight path of an endangered goose where the birds can be shot and killed, says the Welsh Ornithological Society (Wos).
It has criticised Welsh governent’s decision not to press ahead with a gun ban on Greenland white-fronted geese.
Voluntary bans are in place at some wetlands including the Dyfi estuary but the society said only an outright ban can ensure the birds’ protection.
Farmers in Wales need to reduce their carbon emissions by 17%, according a report produced by the Environment Strategy for Wales. However, it’s easier said than done as the equipment that farmers use to do their job is the main contributor to the problem.