Welcome to the Lammas July 2016 Newsletter. 

Apricots ready for harvest


Ecovillage news 

Lammas Community Hub Summer Fair

We are having a summer fair on August 6th do come and join us!

It will be held between 2-7pm, we will have food on a Mexican theme, refreshments & cakes, and stuff for kids including traditional games and face painting. In addition to the food & entertainment there will be an Ecovillage Livelihood Stall with lots of handmade art & crafts, beeswax products, and more. 

You can also come and do some food shopping - we will have a locally produced veg stall, as well as plant stalls, with knowledgeable gardeners to give you some advice. 

If you come early there will be a tour from 11-1pm (£5 donation for an adult), and then you can stay for some delicious food. 

We hope for sunshine - see you there!

For more information contact FB Lammas Community Hub or Cassie on 07786067297

ps. Live music in the evening - donations to the band


Lammas 11 year old raises £470 for WWF


Ecovillage resident Beatrice Lishman has been in the local paper recently having helped fundraise £472 for WWF big cats through her school & local community. 

'When I read in that there are only 70 Amur Leopards left in the wild, I knew I had to do something about it!' said Bea. 'WWF says that nearly two thirds of all cat species on earth are threatened with extinction'. So Beatrice decided to take action to help the creatures she loves. 

With the help of her Mum, the teachers at her school and a few of her friends, Bea organised a fundraising day at school & a sponsored walk up a local mountain. 

In the end a grand total of £473 was raised for WWF. Well done Bea! (pictured as a sabre tooth tiger at the top of Frenni Fawr)



Urdd Eisteddfod win for local school URDD 

Lammas resident Cassie Lishman spent 4 days this spring doing voluntary work, supporting 32 Year 6 children in a local primary school to make 2 willow and felt sculptures, using her own home grown willow. The theme of Relationship and and Belonging was explored through creating a beehive and bees which came 1st Nationally in the Weaving Category. A Pentre Ifan sculpture came 2nd Nationally in the 3D category. The children all really enjoyed using these natural materials and were very engaged in the workshops, and extremely please with their results.




There's a new Research paper available from the Lammas website. Leon Greenwood has written a dissertation exploring whether low impact development could be a realistic option in helping stem the current UK housing crisis. Click here to read.



Lammas Family Adventure Camp 

with Melissa Holloway and Jacqui Banks

August 19th-22nd, 2016  

We loved family camp - we were interested in low impact living and looking for a nature filled family holiday, so ventured down to Lammas for family camp. It was life-changing - the kids had a fabulous time with us and off on adventures. We all made lots of like minded friends, learnt loads about low impact living and fuelled up a fire in our hearts that has never gone away. We regularly tell friends and people we meet how wonderful Lammas is. Their ears must always be burning. I highly recommend it. The food was amazing, the setting idyllic, the people beautiful and welcoming’ 

A glowing review from one of the families who came on camp a few years ago.  This will be our fourth Family Adventure Camp here at Lammas and we really enjoy welcoming families to our beautiful community building to enjoy some time away together. The camp is run by Melissa who is a Lammas resident and a Forest School leader with Jacqui who has a One Planet Development plot next door to Lammas where her and her partner are setting up a tree nursery. 

It is a great opportunity for people who are interested to come and experience a few days of off grid living, to meet some of the residents here and have a go at some activities such as cob building and basket weaving.   

Parents will also have the opportunity to find out more about One Planet Development if they are interested.  This is the policy that allows low impact development here in Wales.  We can fill you in on the practicalities as well as the policy requirements for such a development.  

It is perfect for anyone considering a low impact lifestyle to get a taster with their whole family and also for people who would like to see how the Lammas site itself is developing after six years of hard work.  

We would like to offer anyone who receives the newsletter a special offer: if you quote ‘LammasNL07/16’ when you book you can have the ‘early bird price’ at any time.  See lammas.org.uk/courses for more details. 


Upcoming Courses and Workshops 2016 

Either click on title or scroll down to view details

DateDescriptionCourse facilitated by
August 3rd – 15th The Cob ExperienceCassandra Lishman
August 19th – 22nd Lammas Family Adventure CampMelissa and Jacqui and Robyn
September 10th Foraging BasketCassandra Lishman
September 14th – 18th One Planet ExperienceHoppi Wimbush
September 23rd – 25thOne Planet HealingHoppi Wimbush
December 10th Willow Christmas CraftsCassandra Lishman