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

Mach 2.5 - The Afterparty

25 Aug 16:00 - 27 Aug 00:00 25 Aug 16:00 - 27 Aug 00:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
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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

Compost Toilets

26 Aug 10:00 - 16:30 26 Aug 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Not a building course but rather advice on the component parts and the biology of a compost toilet system and the kit required to make one. This course will cover the main...   More info

Reedbeds and Waste Water Management

27 Aug 10:00 - 16:00 27 Aug 10:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level. You’ll learn about the various...   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

Yoga & meditation retreats - Sustaining ourselves. New for 2017

01 Sep 17:00 - 03 Sep 16:00 01 Sep 17:00 - 03 Sep 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Gareth Fysh-Foskett and Sian for a weekend of meditation and yoga in the wild wonders of Wales. To avoid depletion of our natural resources, without and within, sometimes...   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

Introduction to Solar PV

02 Sep 09:30 - 17:00 02 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

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

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

07 Sep 09:30 - 10 Sep 12:30 07 Sep 09:30 - 10 Sep 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

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

Introduction to Herbal Medicine - Autumn Fruits and Winter Welln

09 Sep 10:00 - 16:30 09 Sep 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
September marks the beginning of the season for autumn fruits. We will look at a range of fruits and berries that can be used as medicine and ways to preserve and use them. We...   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

Introduction to Sustainable Energy Provision & Demand Manageme

11 Sep 18:00 - 16 Sep 14:00 11 Sep 18:00 - 16 Sep 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This six day course is the first in a two part introduction module to CAT’s new degree course: Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management. It's a solutions-focused...   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

HETAS H003ds & H006 - Chimneys & Dry Appliances

25 Sep 09:00 - 28 Sep 17:00 25 Sep 09:00 - 28 Sep 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT are now offering a HETAS H003DS and H006 course bundle at a reduced price! H003DS & H006 25th 28th September discounted combined price of 830 You can also add half board...   More info

HETAS H005de & H006: Biomass & Chimneys

25 Sep 09:00 - 30 Sep 17:00 25 Sep 09:00 - 30 Sep 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT are now offering a HETAS H005DE and H006 course bundle at a reduced price of 1150. Add half board accommodation for a total price of 1380. This includes private bedroom with...   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

Silence in Sound at CAT

04 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 04 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 - 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

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

Field Survey Techniques - new for 2018

29 Jun 13:00 - 01 Jul 16:00 29 Jun 13:00 - 01 Jul 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Field survey is a valuable skill when seeking employment in the environmental sector. The course is designed to give a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the...   More info

Wildlife Gardening

13 Jul 10:00 - 15 Jul 16:00 13 Jul 10:00 - 15 Jul 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to encourage and enjoy more wildlife in the garden, whatever your style and preferences. This course will help you to plan a garden for people and wildlife one that...   More info

Identifying Flowering Plants

20 Jul 10:00 - 22 Jul 13:00 20 Jul 10:00 - 22 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

Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

23 Jul 10:00 - 25 Jul 13:00 23 Jul 10:00 - 25 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


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