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It's Time to Branch Out!
Tue 2 May 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
PLANED's Pembrokeshire Sustainable Agriculture and Valuing the Environment Networks are co-hosting an event for woodland owners, community woodland groups and other interested parties, providing information, technical support and funding advice.
This event will provide an opportunity for networking with potential suppliers, funders, advisors and project partners and support you in getting the most from your woodlands.
Confirmed standholders include:
- Farming Connect
- Pembrokeshire Bioenergy
- Coed Cymru/Woodland Trust
- Llais y Goedwig
- Tir Coed
- Keep Wales Tidy- Long Forest Project
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
- Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services - Funding Advice Service
A number of free talks and workshops will take place during the event, including the following:
- Llais y Goedwig- support for Community Woodlands from the Llais y Goedwig network, and an overview of the recently completed StarTree Project that supported development and diversification of innovative non-wood forest projects. They have also produced an inventory toolkit to support woodland managers in identifying potential small scale commercial wild forest products.
- Tir Coed- LEAF project- creating opportunities for people to access woodland skills training and recreational woodland activities in West Wales.
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park- Stitch in Time project- tackling invasive non-native species (INNS)
- Farming Connect- service available to foresters and woodland owners through Farming Connect.
- Coed Cymru-current Coed Cymru projects; current and possible future Welsh Government grants/funding eg. Glastir Woodand Creation and Glastir Small Grants.
- Pembrokeshire Bioenergy- Biomass opportunities and latest update on Renewable Heat Incentive.
All welcome, though places at the event are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the organiser should you have any queries.
The LEADER programme is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020, which is financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).