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Mid Summer’s day Charcoal course

Day one of the charcoal course with a fantastic day and a big turnout. Led by Martin and supported by Alex, Mary and Lucy. New faces and old friends. Dave, Nicola and James from Ferryside. Fanny and her  “woofa” Canadian … Continue reading

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Green shoots and other thoughts

Almost the end of April and a rainy afternoon -time to share some news from the woodland. Ty’r Eithin have finished fencing the higher pasture and have recently brought in some lovely Belted Galloway cattle and some Welsh Blacks. They are very content … Continue reading

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Coppicing work March 2014

A burst of activity after this winter’s hard  rain (going to fall!) Even our barrow in the woods filled up. A rogue flock of sheep had come into the district having escaped from some poorly fenced land two miles away. On … Continue reading

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January 2014 -On the road again!

Following  festive frolics at Tycanol over Xmas and New Year we are back to the serious stuff. Coppicing and preparing for Spring 2014. The wild weather  resulted in a few issues for Coed Panteg woodland. As Martin remarked last year … Continue reading

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Autumn

Back on the hill after what seems an age. The woodland looks so soft and mellow Lots to do on the hill but still time to have a look round and enjoy the sights and sounds. The stream has silted … Continue reading

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Back in the swing of things and just come back from a presentation ceremony for the wonderful young people of The Prince’s Trust Team 157 at Dr MZ centre in Carmarthen. Claire, Chloe, Chris, James, Josh and Joshua, Paul, Steve … Continue reading

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Coed Panteg Open Day Sunday 25th August

Coed Panteg Woodland Co-op are holding their annual open day this Sunday the 25th August between 2 and 5 pm. Come and see what’s happening down in the woods and meet up with coop members and friends. A lot of … Continue reading

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Back on the hill

We went up to see how things were going on the hill after an enforced spell at home. The mound is going from strength to strength with runner beans, leeks, french beans, squashes, carrots and cucumbers  all surviving and thriving. … Continue reading

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After the rain

Popped up to see the Hugel Mound after a welcome drop of rain. We went up the night before to plant leek, carrot and borage. The squash, aubergine, runner beans and cucumbers are all thriving. We will keep a close … Continue reading

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Last day in the woods for Team 157

Full on day today and so much achieved. Sam Holt  is funded by Grow the future project http://growingthefuture.co.uk/  not the federation Tyfu pobl program as I said before. Sam’s new social enterprise venture  is https://www.facebook.com/EggSeeds We already had our timber in place and … Continue reading

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