Welcome to the Lammas June Newsletter. 


"We learned to do what only the student of nature learns, and that was to feel beauty. We never railed at the storms, the furious winds, and the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensified human futility, so whatever came we adjusted ourselves, by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint."
Standing Bear 

Planners from across Wales attending a 'One Planet Council'  training day at Lammas


Ecovillage news 

A cold spring has given way to a changeable summer, and a flurry of activity including guided tours, courses and parties. Our recent celebration of meeting our 5 year planning targets and completing the hub build was attended by local villagers who made this card for us:


Film about Lammas and the Arts:

The following short film was compiled for the 'Rebuild, Reconnect and Recreate "Art and Climate Change Symposium" on 20th Feb 2015. 

Click here to watch


Cornerwood benches

A big thanks to Cornerwood for the new benches that have been donated to the Hub.


Research Project

Lammas has just published another research paper -

 'Seeing Beyond Looking' by Rhys Thomas

It is a time to think anew, a time to express anew, a time to relate. This study is a piece auto-ethnographical / biographical research into the lives of people living in a Low Impact Eco-Village in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The research has led me to reflect not solely on the place of low impact development in Wales, but also the relation of such lifestyle paradigms on notions of the domestic and inter-nationa political spheres. How we understand national narratives in a world of inherent connectivity, it is, then, an exploration of our body and eco-system – how we interact and sense the world.

There will be an exhibition on the project in the Community Hub on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September

click here to read 


Courses at the Lammas Ecovillage:

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DateDescriptionCourse facilitated by
June 21st – 27thLiving in the LandscapeSimon and Jasmine Dale
June 26 – July 11th 2015Building a reciprocal frame roundhouse Nigel and Cassie Lishman
July 4th – 5thNatural Skincare courseHoppi Wimbush and Salena Walker
July 17th –  25th 2015Cob Building Nigel and Cassie Lishman
August 21st – 24th 2015Lammas Family Adventure CampMelissa Jacqui and Robyn
August 25th – 27th 2015Thriving in CommunityRobina McCurdy
August 27th – 30th 2015Earth Spirit Nature Connection WorkshopRobina McCurdy
September 21st – 26thLow Impact Experience WeekTao and Hoppi Wimbush
October 17th 2015Simple felt gifts for Christmas Cassandra Lishman
November 7th – 8thWeaving Hedgerow Baskets and Flax FlowersMelissa and Jacqui
November 14th 2015Reindeer Sculpture Workshop Cassandra Lishman
December 12thWillow crafts for Christmas Cassandra Lishman


The UK's low-impact network have recently redone their website - a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge and wisdom 



Local Community Opportunity - Temple Druid:

We are holding an “Open Day” on June 20th for potential new members to meet us and have a tour of the house and land. 
There will be a morning session and an afternoon session for interested parties to join. 
We are in the initial stages of purchasing Temple Druid which is set in 56 acres of woodland, pasture, steams and meadows and we are looking for members to join us in creating a community based on the foundations of compassion and respect for nature, ourselves and others and a strong wish to tread gently on the earth. We imagine that our community will eventually consist of 8-10 permanent households – families, couples or individuals – as well as having room for people who want to rent and or volunteer.
During this first stage we are hoping for new members with capital to contribute to the significant pot of money we already have to invest in the community so we can secure the purchase of the property. If you are interested have a look around our website to find our more about who we are, our progress and our dream.
We would like to invite potential new community members the opportunity to visit Temple Druid and meet the community. There will be a tour of the grounds, a question and answer session and time for a picnic with us.
To book please email info@templedruid.org or fill in a contact form on our Events page http://www.templedruid.org/events/