Diwrnod Agored y Dolyd / Wildflower Meadow Open Day

01 Jul 12:00 - 16:00 01 Jul 12:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynclleth Y Plas Machynclleth Y Plas
Gerddi Bro Ddyfi-Diwrnod Agored y Dolydd Ar Ddiwrnod Dathlu’r Dolydd, ymunwch efo ni ar ôl hanner dydd i ddathlu ein dôl wyllt a’i rôl hanfodol mewn cynnal ein bywyd gwyllt ym...   More info

Birds for Beginners

01 Jul 14:00 - 15:30 01 Jul 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
A gentle introduction to wildlife identification and some Welsh wildlife names. As an adult it can be hard to know where to start with identifying birds. This session will take...   More info

Building with Straw Bales

03 Jul 17:00 - 07 Jul 14:00 03 Jul 17:00 - 07 Jul 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Think that you wouldn't be able to build a house, a workshop or a studio yourself? Think again! Building with straw bales is rewarding, fast and effective. You don't need a...   More info

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve for nesting Ospreys

04 Jul 10:00 - 16:00 04 Jul 10:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Dyfi Osprey Project Dyfi Osprey Project
Trip for members of Natural Mid Wales and their...   More info

Cambrian Wildwood Project

04 Jul 19:00 - 21:00 04 Jul 19:00 - 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
We are extremely excited to host Simon Ayres from the Wales Wild Land Foundation to talk about the charity’s main project The Cambrian Wildwood. The project aims to acquire and...   More info

Knit and Nature

05 Jul 12:00 - 14:00 05 Jul 12:00 - 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Looking for inspiration with your knitting,crochet,weaving or sewing projects? Come along to our Knit and Nature group in the 360 Obseratory. Meet othe makers, share ideas, learn...   More info

Nightjar 3k Evening Walk

05 Jul 20:30 - 21:30 05 Jul 20:30 - 21:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr
Tro’r Troellwr Fin Nos gyda Ladybirder Profiad unigryw ar drywydd y troellwr ar Gors Fochno gyda Dynes yr Adar’. Rhaid archebu lle. 5. Wrth iddi nosi, mae’r troellwyr yn dechrau...   More info

Martin Cheek: 'An Ostentation of Peacocks' Exhibition of Mosaics

08 Jul 00:00 - 09 Jul 02:00 08 Jul 00:00 - 09 Jul 02:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
MOMA Machynlleth MOMA Machynlleth
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Building with Rammed Earth

08 Jul 09:30 - 09 Jul 15:00 08 Jul 09:30 - 09 Jul 15:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Did you know that the Great Wall of China was built using rammed earth techniques? Rammed earth is a technique used around the world for building walls, foundations, and floors...   More info

Rewilding Ourselves: Deepening Our Nature Connection

08 Jul 10:00 - 10 Jul 13:00 08 Jul 10:00 - 10 Jul 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Awaiting your discovery here are woodlands, lakes and a re-wilded quarry-home to dormice, weasels, badgers, slow worms, otters, ospreys, red kites, buzzards and eels, and rich in...   More info

RSPB PONT Meadows, Flowers and Bugs

08 Jul 10:00 - 15:00 08 Jul 10:00 - 15:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Ynys-hir RSPB reserve Ynys-hir RSPB reserve
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Moths at Ynys-Hir

09 Jul 09:00 - 11:00 09 Jul 09:00 - 11:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Ynys-hir RSPB reserve Ynys-hir RSPB reserve
Meet at the carpark of the RSPB reserve where the county recorders will display and talk about the moths trapped during the previous...   More info

Hedgerow Herbal 3k Walk

09 Jul 11:00 - 12:30 09 Jul 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr
Gydag Amanda Dean MNIMH i chwilio am ac adnabod amrywiaeth o blanhigion meddyginiaethol gwyllt a thymhorol yn lleol. Dim cŵn, sori. Croeso y plant dros 10 oed. Man cyfarfod i’w...   More info

Open Day: Masters of Architecture

14 Jul 10:30 - 17:00 14 Jul 10:30 - 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join our Masters of Architecture open day to learn more about doing architecture differently a hands-on MArch with sustainability at its core. Taught at the Centre for...   More info

Geometry in Nature - mandala painting

15 Jul 10:00 - 16 Jul 16:00 15 Jul 10:00 - 16 Jul 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn the gentle art of mandala painting, and explore nature's own intrinsic geometry. In looking more deeply, we can realise the inter-connection between ourselves and the whole...   More info

Open Day: Graduate School of the Environment

15 Jul 10:45 - 16:30 15 Jul 10:45 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Come along to one of our taster open days to find out more about the environmental masters courses on offer at the Centre for Alternative Technology’s Graduate School of the...   More info

Nature Crafts

15 Jul 15:00 - 16 Jul 17:00 15 Jul 15:00 - 16 Jul 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr
This session is all about bringing the out Doors in... We will be making fairy doors, leaf crowns, fairies and more Booking advised. 5 Contact: 01970 832 113 or message...   More info

Silence in Sound at CAT

15 Jul 19:30 - 20:30 15 Jul 19:30 - 20:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
In the flickering candle light we invite you to relax and un-wind with Silence in Sound. As the immersive sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, bronze gongs and indigenous musical...   More info

Open Day: Graduate School of the Environment

16 Jul 10:45 - 16:30 16 Jul 10:45 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Would you like to study in an immersive environment with lots of passionate and knowledgeable people? Come along to a unique taster open day to find out more about the experience...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

21 Jul 09:30 - 24 Jul 12:30 21 Jul 09:30 - 24 Jul 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Identifying Flowering Plants

21 Jul 10:00 - 23 Jul 13:00 21 Jul 10:00 - 23 Jul 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
An ideal course for anyone fascinated by plants and ecology. Examine specimens and become familiar with the huge variety of flower and leaf forms and the equally huge and often...   More info

A Way of Building: Using locally sourced materials- TWO places l

21 Jul 18:00 - 24 Jul 21:00 21 Jul 18:00 - 24 Jul 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This fascinating and empowering course explores ways to use earth, green timber, straw and stone to build beautiful, functional structures. Your tutor, Maurice Mitchell, is...   More info

Introduction to Herbal Medicine - Getting Started

22 Jul 10:00 - 16:30 22 Jul 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
During this introductory day we will cover the basics of identifying herbs, safe use of herbal medicines and guidance about foraging. We will discover the abundance wild food and...   More info

Moths at CAT

22 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 22 Jul 19:30 - 23:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
After the sun goes down join the nocturnal creatures around CAT in an evening spent with Montgomeryshire County Moth Recorder Peter Williams. Peter will begin the evening with a...   More info

Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

24 Jul 10:00 - 26 Jul 13:00 24 Jul 10:00 - 26 Jul 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us on this course to learn the fundamentals of grass, sedge and rush identification essential and valuable skills for any field and conservation ecologists. Emphasis will be...   More info

My Wild Life - Pond Life

25 Jul 11:00 - 12:30 25 Jul 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be looking at...   More info

Guided Walk

26 Jul 14:00 - 15:30 26 Jul 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Join us for a guided walk along the boardwalks of Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Learn more about local history and what makes Cors Dyfi its home. Our guided walks may not cover a...   More info

Stake and Strand Willow Basket Making - New for 2017!

29 Jul 10:00 - 17:00 29 Jul 10:00 - 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Discover how make a traditional round basket, and the growing, harvesting and preparation of willow. Whether you are a complete beginner or you have made a basket before this...   More info

Cob Building - SOLD OUT!

29 Jul 10:00 - 30 Jul 16:00 29 Jul 10:00 - 30 Jul 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Get away to CAT for a dirty weekend! Learn how to build using cob a natural building material made from subsoil, water, some kind of fibrous organic material (typically straw...   More info

Build a Tiny House

31 Jul 09:30 - 03 Aug 17:00 31 Jul 09:30 - 03 Aug 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

31 Jul 09:30 - 03 Aug 17:00 31 Jul 09:30 - 03 Aug 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

My Wild Life - Plant Life

01 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 01 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be using flowers...   More info

Knit and Nature

02 Aug 12:00 - 14:00 02 Aug 12:00 - 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Looking for inspiration with your knitting,crochet,weaving or sewing projects? Come along to our Knit and Nature group in the 360 Obseratory. Meet othe makers, share ideas, learn...   More info

Guided Walk

02 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 02 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Join us for a guided walk along the boardwalks of Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Learn more about local history and what makes Cors Dyfi its home. Our guided walks may not cover a...   More info

DIY furniture - upcycling with pallets: SOLD OUT!

05 Aug 10:00 - 16:30 05 Aug 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to use a range of tools, and be shown the right techniques to take reclaimed timber from pallets and create beautiful furniture. Get inspired by tutor Carwyn Lloyd Jones...   More info

Mobile Library

08 Aug 10:45 - 23:15 08 Aug 10:45 - 23:15 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr
Come and make use of this fantastic resource which visits us once a month. Times are approximate Dewch i ddefnyddio’r adnodd gwych hwn sy’n ymweld â ni unwaith y mis...   More info

My Wild Life - Bugs and Beasties

08 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 08 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be getting up...   More info

Guided Walk

09 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 09 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Join us for a guided walk along the boardwalks of Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Learn more about local history and what makes Cors Dyfi its home. Our guided walks may not cover a...   More info

Sketching Nature for Beginners

12 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 12 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
A gentle introduction to drawing and sketching nature with a local artist As adults we don't often get the chance to look closely at the natural world. Join us for this...   More info

My Wild Life - Bird Life

15 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 15 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be looking at...   More info

Guided Walk

16 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 16 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Join us for a guided walk along the boardwalks of Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Learn more about local history and what makes Cors Dyfi its home. Our guided walks may not cover a...   More info

My Wild Life - Plant Life

22 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 22 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be using flowers...   More info

Guided Walk

23 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 23 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Join us for a guided walk along the boardwalks of Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Learn more about local history and what makes Cors Dyfi its home. Our guided walks may not cover a...   More info

Hempcrete - Retrofitting for Selfbuilders

26 Aug 09:30 - 18:00 26 Aug 09:30 - 18:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Alex Sparrow experienced teacher and author of The Hempcrete Book for a fascinating and enabling day of theory and practical learning ideal for self-builders and anyone...   More info

Extreme Ecology - Become a Nature Detective - New for 2017!

26 Aug 10:00 - 16:00 26 Aug 10:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Extreme Ecology: Become a Nature Detective. Learn about the evolution of Wales geological processes that produced some of Wales' most historical commodities: slate, gold and coal...   More info

My Wild Life - Pond Life

29 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 29 Aug 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be looking at...   More info

Guided Walk

30 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 30 Aug 14:00 - 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Join us for a guided walk along the boardwalks of Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve. Learn more about local history and what makes Cors Dyfi its home. Our guided walks may not cover a...   More info

Permaculture Design Course (Part 1)

01 Sep 09:30 - 03 Sep 17:00 01 Sep 09:30 - 03 Sep 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other. This is the first long weekend in a three part, accredited...   More info

Timber Frame Self Build

01 Sep 17:00 - 05 Sep 13:00 01 Sep 17:00 - 05 Sep 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This hugely popular course led by architect Pat Borer will teach you a range of timber frame building techniques through hands-on experience, and talks on the process of planning...   More info

Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems

03 Sep 09:30 - 16:00 03 Sep 09:30 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us at CAT to understand Solar PV off-grid systems, we'll take you through: How to combine modules, batteries, inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands, issues and...   More info

Zero Carbon Britain - Making It Happen

06 Sep 09:00 - 07 Sep 16:00 06 Sep 09:00 - 07 Sep 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Zero Carbon Britain is it a real option? Learn what zero carbon means, and how it can become a reality, whilst maintaining a modern lifestyle. This fascinating and thought...   More info

Knit and Nature

06 Sep 12:00 - 14:00 06 Sep 12:00 - 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Looking for inspiration with your knitting,crochet,weaving or sewing projects? Come along to our Knit and Nature group in the 360 Obseratory. Meet othe makers, share ideas, learn...   More info

Advanced Timber Frame Joints - New for 2017!

07 Sep 10:00 - 10 Sep 13:00 07 Sep 10:00 - 10 Sep 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Following our hugely popular one day Traditional Timber Frame Joints course we are now offering a four day Advanced Course. We’re assuming you already know the basics about how...   More info

Earth Oven Building

09 Sep 09:30 - 16:30 09 Sep 09:30 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Earth ovens are about more than just pizza. They're a focal point for your garden dining and create delicious foods like slow stews and baked bread that take on the delicate...   More info

DIY furniture - upcycling with pallets

09 Sep 10:00 - 16:30 09 Sep 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to use a range of tools, and be shown the right techniques to take reclaimed timber from pallets and create beautiful furniture. Get inspired by tutor Carwyn Lloyd Jones...   More info

Sustainability & Adaptation: Concepts & Planning

11 Sep 18:00 - 16 Sep 21:00 11 Sep 18:00 - 16 Sep 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Explore the relationship between people, technology and the environment on this week long course. If you want to expand your understanding of climate change and how it is...   More info

Mobile Library

12 Sep 10:45 - 23:15 12 Sep 10:45 - 23:15 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr Siop Cynfelyn at Cletwr
Come and make use of this fantastic resource which visits us once a month. Times are approximate Dewch i ddefnyddio’r adnodd gwych hwn sy’n ymweld â ni unwaith y mis...   More info

Moth Night

16 Sep 19:00 - 23:59 16 Sep 19:00 - 23:59 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
This is a joint event with Montgomeryshire Moth Group. Details of timings may change please check again nearer the event. Please dress for the weather and bring a torch...   More info

Seeing the Unseen: sculpture course - New for 2017!

23 Sep 10:00 - 24 Sep 16:00 23 Sep 10:00 - 24 Sep 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Glenn Morris, professional sculptor from Mid Wales, on this two day sculpture course. You will have the opportunity to explore the diverse natural environment around CAT...   More info

Pond and Stream

29 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 17:00 29 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Enrol by Wednesday the 22nd March 2017 and receive our Early Bird Discount!!! If you have fond childhood memories of dipping nets in to ponds and streams to catch newts and...   More info

Pond and Stream Invertebrate Life

29 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 13:00 29 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Pond dipping for adults and so much more. Join us in exploring further the lives of animals that make up our freshwater ecosystems. Use different techniques to collect aquatic...   More info

Introduction to Solar PV

30 Sep 09:30 - 17:00 30 Sep 09:30 - 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us at CAT for an introduction to Solar PhotoVoltaic systems used to generate electricity. We'll help you understand the difference between on grid and off grid systems...   More info

Natural Stone Walling

30 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 16:00 30 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Your highly experienced instructor Tom will demonstrate and offer step by step professional guidance on building with different types of stone. We will use two types of material...   More info

Mushroom and Fungi Identification and Cultivation

30 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 16:00 30 Sep 10:00 - 01 Oct 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Welcome to a magical weekend with Dr John Kearney, where you will learn how to identify mushrooms and fungi in a whole host of different habitats. You’ll be foraging in the...   More info

Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems

01 Oct 09:30 - 16:00 01 Oct 09:30 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us at CAT to understand Solar PV off-grid systems, we'll take you through: How to combine modules, batteries, inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands, issues and...   More info

Build a Tiny House

02 Oct 09:30 - 05 Oct 17:00 02 Oct 09:30 - 05 Oct 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Red Bull Foxhunt with Rachel Atherton, 2017

07 Oct 10:00 - 08 Oct 17:00 07 Oct 10:00 - 08 Oct 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
RED BULL FOXHUNT WOMEN ONLY http:/redbull.co.uk/foxhunt Red Bull Foxhunt is back for 2017. This year's race will take place on a brand new course at a secret location near Rachel...   More info

Low Energy Buildings (Part A)

09 Oct 17:00 - 14 Oct 20:00 09 Oct 17:00 - 14 Oct 20:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join CAT's MSc students to understand the relationship between the design of a building and the way we humans experience them. Looking at the way that energy flows around a...   More info

Plant Diversity

27 Oct 10:00 - 29 Oct 16:00 27 Oct 10:00 - 29 Oct 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Examine the structure of plants, and study their evolution to learn how to place plants into related groups with plenty of specimens to examine. A theoretical course with days...   More info

Sustainable Woodland Management - JUST 4 places left

30 Oct 14:00 - 03 Nov 17:00 30 Oct 14:00 - 03 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This comprehensive, practical and popular course set in CAT’s own picturesque wood is essential for anyone currently managing, or thinking of managing, woodland. You'll also...   More info

My Wild Life - Bees and Broom Sticks

31 Oct 11:00 - 12:30 31 Oct 11:00 - 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory Cors Dyfi Reserve & Observatory
Nature discovery session for all the family. My Wild Life Session are packed full of activities to get the whole family closer to nature. In this session we will be using the...   More info

Eco Refurbishment

03 Nov 10:00 - 06 Nov 16:00 03 Nov 10:00 - 06 Nov 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join tutor Nick Parsons, creator of the South Yorkshire Energy Centre, and learn about energy efficiency, renewable energy, water re-use and conservation, healthy buildings and...   More info

Permaculture Design Course (Part 3)

03 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 17:00 03 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other. This is the third long weekend in a three part, accredited...   More info

Mindfulness in the Woods

04 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 16:30 04 Nov 10:00 - 05 Nov 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Come and learn the skills of mindfulness practice in the tranquil natural setting of a local woodland. Enjoy the benefits of mindful awareness and pick up new tools to apply the...   More info

Build a Tiny House

10 Nov 09:30 - 13 Nov 17:00 10 Nov 09:30 - 13 Nov 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and renewable systems. Course fee includes 4 days...   More info

Sustainability & Adaptation: Concepts & Planning

13 Nov 18:00 - 18 Nov 21:00 13 Nov 18:00 - 18 Nov 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will explore the inter-relation between energy and the environment on a global level. It will discuss possible solutions to global issues. It is most suitable for...   More info

Environmental Politics and Economics

11 Dec 18:00 - 16 Dec 21:00 11 Dec 18:00 - 16 Dec 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Get an overview of the political constraints relating to environmental issues and enhance your knowledge of environmental economics. You will join students on the Environmental...   More info

Low Energy Buildings (Part B)

15 Jan 17:00 - 20 Jan 20:00 15 Jan 17:00 - 20 Jan 20:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join CAT's MSc students for the second part of this course, and understand the relationship between the design of a building and the way we humans experience them. Looking at the...   More info

Introduction to Solar PV

03 Feb 09:30 - 17:00 03 Feb 09:30 - 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us at CAT for an introduction to Solar PhotoVoltaic systems used to generate electricity. We'll help you understand the difference between on grid and off grid systems...   More info

Cities and Communities: Sustainability and Adaptation

12 Feb 18:00 - 17 Feb 21:00 12 Feb 18:00 - 17 Feb 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join students on the Sustainability and Adaptation MSc course and develop an overview of how cities and communities can plan for climate change adaptation and sustainability. You...   More info

Permaculture Design Course (Part 1)

23 Feb 09:30 - 25 Feb 17:00 23 Feb 09:30 - 25 Feb 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other. This is the first long weekend in a three part, accredited...   More info

Mindfulness in the Woods

03 Mar 10:00 - 04 Mar 16:30 03 Mar 10:00 - 04 Mar 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Come and learn the skills of mindfulness practice in the tranquil natural setting of a local woodland. Enjoy the benefits of mindful awareness and pick up new tools to apply the...   More info

Renewable Energy and Energy Provision

12 Mar 09:00 - 17 Mar 17:00 12 Mar 09:00 - 17 Mar 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Want to know more about renewable technologies and energy demand? Take a deep dive into the constraints and opportunities of each from a technological, environmental, economic...   More info

Social Forestry OCN

20 Mar 09:30 - 23 Mar 17:00 20 Mar 09:30 - 23 Mar 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course explores the use of woodlands to promote social and human wellbeing, and offers you the tools to start applying Social Forestry ideas in practice. The course will...   More info

Growing Fruit

24 Mar 10:00 - 25 Mar 16:00 24 Mar 10:00 - 25 Mar 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Thriving fruit trees are a joy to behold, but the practices of propagation, pruning and disease control can seem confusing. This course unlocks the mysteries by looking at the...   More info

Willow Basket Making

31 Mar 10:00 - 13:00 31 Mar 10:00 - 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Your expert teacher Pippa Scott will guide you through traditional techniques to make your very own beautiful rustic frame basket, based on the Welsh Cyntell and Irish Sciathog...   More info

Ecosystem services: Land use, water and waste management

16 Apr 10:00 - 21 Apr 13:00 16 Apr 10:00 - 21 Apr 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
For this course you will be joining a module of CAT's new MSc Sustainability and Adaptation course. Explore the functions of ecosystems: what they are, how they work and what...   More info

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems - The comprehensive course

16 Apr 18:00 - 21 Apr 21:00 16 Apr 18:00 - 21 Apr 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
During this week long course, you will look at all aspects of solar photovoltaics, from analysing the solar resource to designing PV systems. You will finish the course with...   More info

Bird Identification

27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Take this opportunity to explore the diverse natural environment in this special part of Mid Wales on this University of Aberystwyth course. With trips around the locality, and...   More info

Permaculture Design Course (Part 3)

27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 27 Apr 10:00 - 29 Apr 13:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other. This is the third long weekend in a three part, accredited...   More info

Sustainable Materials in the Built Environment

14 May 09:00 - 19 May 15:30 14 May 09:00 - 19 May 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to choose the best building materials by evaluating the environmental impacts, social and health implications, and performance of various building materials. Covering...   More info

Creative writing - New for 2018!

02 Jun 10:00 - 03 Jun 15:30 02 Jun 10:00 - 03 Jun 15:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will guide you through the techniques of creating your own true story, well told’ and how to present it in a dramatic and compelling way. You will be introduced to the...   More info

Entomology: The Larger Insects of Wales

22 Jun 10:00 - 24 Jun 16:00 22 Jun 10:00 - 24 Jun 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
The mainly field-based sessions will focus on observing and identifying large insects such as butterflies, dragonflies, moths and beetles. Practical methods of capturing and...   More info


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