Intro to 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

Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Social Run

25 Feb 09:30 - 10:30 25 Feb 09:30 - 10:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Cyfarfod i’r rheini sydd am roi cynnig arni. Rhedeg 3-5k. Dylech wisgo top gwelededd uchel. Jyst trowch lan! Bob dydd Sul i 25 Mawrth. Croeso i blant dros 12...   More info

Sustainable Woodland Management - SOLD OUT on this date!

26 Feb 14:00 - 02 Mar 17:00 26 Feb 14:00 - 02 Mar 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

CPD for Community Artists. Online Business Skills.

28 Feb 00:00 - 16:00 28 Feb 00:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynclleth Y Plas Machynclleth Y Plas
Our latest CPD session for Community Artists is now open for booking. Online Business Skills is aimed at community artists who wish to gain a better understanding of the following...   More info

CPD for Community Artists - Online Business Skills.

28 Feb 10:00 - 01 Mar 16:00 28 Feb 10:00 - 01 Mar 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynclleth Y Plas Machynclleth Y Plas
Our latest CPD session for Community Artists is now open for booking. Online Business Skills is aimed at community artists who wish to gain a better understanding of the following...   More info

Parti lansio Mam - Croeso i'r Clwb! yng Nghaffi Alys Machynlleth

02 Mar 19:00 - 21:00 02 Mar 19:00 - 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Caffi Alys Caffi Alys
Dewch draw i Gaffi Alys nos Wener yr 2il o Fawrth am 7 o'r gloch ar gyfer parti lansio Mam Croeso i'r Clwb gan Heulwen Davies. Bydd Heulwen yn cael ei holi gan yr awdures Caryl...   More info

DIY Furniture - upcycling with pallets SOLD OUT

03 Mar 10:00 - 16:30 03 Mar 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to find pallets. take them apart and use the reclaimed timber to build simple furniture. Using a hands-on workshop we will go through the initial stages of constructing...   More info

Mindful Woodland Management

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

Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Social Run

04 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 04 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Cyfarfod i’r rheini sydd am roi cynnig arni. Rhedeg 3-5k. Dylech wisgo top gwelededd uchel. Jyst trowch lan! Bob dydd Sul i 25 Mawrth. Croeso i blant dros 12...   More info

Introduction to Horselogging - ONE PLACE LEFT!

04 Mar 10:00 - 16:00 04 Mar 10:00 - 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join us on this day long course, and learn how to removed felled wood from woodland during this enjoyable day in CAT’s woodland (Coed Gwern), with Babs and her two Welsh Cobs...   More info

Historical Walk around Tre'r Ddôl and Taliesin in English

04 Mar 11:00 - 13:30 04 Mar 11:00 - 13:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Tro hanesyddol o gwmpas Tre'r-ddôl a Thre Taliesin Ymdrwythwch yn hanes ein bro ’slawerdydd. Tro 3k hawdd ar y gwastad yn y Saesneg. Mae gan Nigel Callaghan dwr o wybodaeth am y...   More info

Phil Beer in Concert at CAT

07 Mar 19:30 - 22:30 07 Mar 19:30 - 22:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
We are excited to welcome Phil Beer to CAT! Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots...   More info

Advanced Timber Frame Joints

09 Mar 10:00 - 11 Mar 16:00 09 Mar 10:00 - 11 Mar 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
For those of you that already know the basics about how to measure, mark out and cut typical joints used in timber framing, join us for a long weekend to learn about: The...   More info

Self-Build Project Management

10 Mar 10:00 - 11 Mar 16:00 10 Mar 10:00 - 11 Mar 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Geoff Stow for a practical guide to managing your self-build project. Find out how to create a project plan for your build, which key elements you should include, when key...   More info

Pop Up Restaurant Machynlleth

10 Mar 19:30 - 22:30 10 Mar 19:30 - 22:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Caffi Alys Caffi Alys
Swshi will be at Caffi Alys on Saturday 10th March! Set Menu. Ychydig fyrddiau ar ol. Bwyd am 730pm 25 y pen/A few spaces left. Food served at 730pm. 25 per person facebook.com...   More info

Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Social Run

11 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 11 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Cyfarfod i’r rheini sydd am roi cynnig arni. Rhedeg 3-5k. Dylech wisgo top gwelededd uchel. Jyst trowch lan! Bob dydd Sul i 25 Mawrth. Croeso i blant dros 12...   More info

Energy Generation from Wind - New for 2018

12 Mar 18:00 - 17 Mar 14:00 12 Mar 18:00 - 17 Mar 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This six day course is part of CAT’s new Master's degree course: Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management. Gain an informed understanding of the technological...   More info

Renewable Energy and Energy Provision - ONE PLACE LEFT!

12 Mar 18:00 - 17 Mar 14:00 12 Mar 18:00 - 17 Mar 14:00 - 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

CAT public talk: Design for a Low Carbon Future

14 Mar 19:30 - 21:00 14 Mar 19:30 - 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Paul Allen (ZCB), Maddy Harland (Permaculture Magazine) and Tammi Dallaston (sustainable food researcher) to discuss how to move quickly towards a low carbon future. Join in...   More info

Race Car Day 2

16 Mar 09:00 - 18 Mar 21:00 16 Mar 09:00 - 18 Mar 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
Race Car Day here at Team Syncro Racing HQ in Wales. All welcome, just let me know in advance. All on hands on deck so we can make some solid progress and get the beast done for...   More info

Open Day: Graduate School of the Environment

16 Mar 10:45 - 16:30 16 Mar 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

Rewilding Ourselves: Deepening Our Nature Connection

17 Mar 10:00 - 19 Mar 16:00 17 Mar 10:00 - 19 Mar 16:00 - 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

Dal ati

17 Mar 11:00 - 12:00 17 Mar 11:00 - 12:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Cyfarfod misol i ddysgwyr a Chymry rhugl. Sesiynau cyfeillgar a gwerth chweil dewch yn llu am baned a chlonc. Jyst trowch lan! Monthly meet up with other Welsh Learners as well...   More info

Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Social Run

18 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 18 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Cyfarfod i’r rheini sydd am roi cynnig arni. Rhedeg 3-5k. Dylech wisgo top gwelededd uchel. Jyst trowch lan! Bob dydd Sul i 25 Mawrth. Croeso i blant dros 12...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

19 Mar 09:30 - 22 Mar 17:00 19 Mar 09:30 - 22 Mar 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

Social Forestry OCN - SOLD OUT!

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
Explore how woodlands promote social and human wellbeing, and gain the tools to start applying Social Forestry ideas in practice. Delivered within a woodland setting, using a...   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

Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Social Run

25 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 25 Mar 09:30 - 10:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Rhedeg Cymdeithasol Cyfarfod i’r rheini sydd am roi cynnig arni. Rhedeg 3-5k. Dylech wisgo top gwelededd uchel. Jyst trowch lan! Bob dydd Sul i 25 Mawrth. Croeso i blant dros 12...   More info

Red Ride 2018 Honda Crf250l

30 Mar 09:30 - 31 Mar 17:30 30 Mar 09:30 - 31 Mar 17:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
Two days of trail and adventure rides for owners with Honda CRF250 Ls. Choice of full trail ride, easy trail ride and all tarmac adventure ride. Free for TRF members, otherwise 50...   More info

Earth Oven Building - SOLD OUT!

31 Mar 09:30 - 16:30 31 Mar 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

Compost Toilets

31 Mar 10:00 - 16:30 31 Mar 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

01 Apr 10:00 - 16:00 01 Apr 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

HETAS H005de & H006: Biomass & Chimneys

02 Apr 09:00 - 07 Apr 17:00 02 Apr 09:00 - 07 Apr 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

Timber Frame Self Build

02 Apr 17:00 - 06 Apr 13:00 02 Apr 17:00 - 06 Apr 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

Willow Basket Making - SOLD OUT!

07 Apr 10:00 - 16:00 07 Apr 10:00 - 16:00 - 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

Stove Installers Course

10 Apr 09:00 - 11 Apr 17:00 10 Apr 09:00 - 11 Apr 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will teach you how, with minimal previous knowledge or experience, to install solid fuel stoves in to homes. Tutor Mick Waumsley has nearly 40 year’s experience in...   More info

Advanced Timber Frame Joints

10 Apr 10:00 - 12 Apr 16:00 10 Apr 10:00 - 12 Apr 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
For those of you that already know the basics about how to measure, mark out and cut typical joints used in timber framing, join us to learn about: The features, benefits and...   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

Energy Generation from Solar - NEW!

16 Apr 18:00 - 21 Apr 14:00 16 Apr 18:00 - 21 Apr 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This week-long deep-dive in to solar energy generation is part of CAT’s new degree course. Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management. Your highly experienced...   More info

Dal ati

21 Apr 11:00 - 12:00 21 Apr 11:00 - 12:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Cyfarfod misol i ddysgwyr a Chymry rhugl. Sesiynau cyfeillgar a gwerth chweil dewch yn llu am baned a chlonc. Jyst trowch lan! Monthly meet up with other Welsh Learners as well...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

27 Apr 09:30 - 30 Apr 17:00 27 Apr 09:30 - 30 Apr 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

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

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at Dyfi Osprey Centre

27 Apr 17:30 - 20:30 27 Apr 17:30 - 20:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Dyfi Osprey Project Dyfi Osprey Project
We are delighted to announce a very special concert to mark the release of Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita’s new album SOAR. For one night only Catrin and Seckou will be playing a...   More info

Build a small wind turbine - NEW!

28 Apr 10:00 - 21 Oct 16:00 28 Apr 10:00 - 21 Oct 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Drawing on Tom Dixon’s ten years of experience teaching people how to build small wind turbines, we have developed a new design that is customised to maximise the practical and...   More info

A Spring Work Retreat - Working Towards a Sustainable Future

29 Apr 15:00 - 04 May 18:00 29 Apr 15:00 - 04 May 18:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This work retreat is organised by Sanghaseva and DANCE and hosted at CAT. It offers a unique combination of meditation, and volunteer work in the gardens and woodland for the...   More info

Zero Carbon Britain

02 May 09:00 - 04 May 16:00 02 May 09:00 - 04 May 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Rethinking the Future: hear about The Extraordinary Story of Human Beings, Energy and Happiness; the role of technology, land and food; and get an overview of Who's Getting Ready...   More info

Machynlleth - Colin Hoult / Anna Mann TOUR - HWSTF

04 May 20:00 - 21:00 04 May 20:00 - 21:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Comedy Festival Machynlleth Comedy Festival
Colin Hoult heads out on tour as Anna Mann with 2017's smash hit show 'How We Stop The Fascists', one of the top 10 best reviewed shows from this year's Edinburgh Fringe...   More info

Building with Rammed Earth

05 May 09:30 - 06 May 15:00 05 May 09:30 - 06 May 15:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Rammed Earth is an ancient technology, currently being used around the world in a variety of situations and applications. It’s a cliché, but the technology really is only limited...   More info

Appropriate Adult - The Machynlleth Comedy Festival

06 May 19:14 - 20:15 06 May 19:14 - 20:15 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Comedy Festival Machynlleth Comedy Festival
I'm taking my finished show, Appropriate Adult to the Machynlleth Comedy Festival. Can't wait. The preview was super fun here...   More info

Earth Oven Building

12 May 09:30 - 16:30 12 May 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

Cletwr's FIVE Year Celebration Weekend!

12 May 10:00 - 13 May 18:00 12 May 10:00 - 13 May 18:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Cletwr Cletwr
Our fifth birthday is coming up in May. We're planning a fabulous Community Celebration! If you're in a band, choir, group or would like to entertain in some way please get in...   More info

Sustainable Building Materials

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

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

21 May 09:30 - 24 May 12:30 21 May 09:30 - 24 May 12:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Your main tutor is Carwyn Lloyd Jones who has just been reviewed in The Guardian for this course. Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up...   More info

Designing Sustainable Start-ups

22 May 10:00 - 23 May 16:00 22 May 10:00 - 23 May 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Starting a daring new enterprise or developing a new world-changing innovation is scary and exciting, high-risk and highly rewarding. New business models are full of untested...   More info

MACH the Motorcycle & Music Festival

24 May 16:00 - 28 May 10:00 24 May 16:00 - 28 May 10:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
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Stoves for Tiny Homes & Temporary Dwellings

26 May 10:00 - 27 May 16:00 26 May 10:00 - 27 May 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Tutor Finn Finlay teaches on our HETAS and Build a Tiny House courses. With a wealth of sustainable heating industry knowledge to share and an obsession with healthy house design...   More info

Plas Machynlleth - Gwynedd Paranormal Investigations

26 May 22:00 - 27 May 04:00 26 May 22:00 - 27 May 04:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Machynlleth Machynlleth
This mansion formerly belonged to the family of the Marquess of Londonderry. The house which stood here before their ownership was known as Greenfield and existed by 1673. The...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

01 Jun 09:30 - 04 Jun 17:00 01 Jun 09:30 - 04 Jun 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

Eco Refurbishment

01 Jun 10:00 - 04 Jun 16:00 01 Jun 10:00 - 04 Jun 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

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

Self-Build Project Management

05 Jun 10:00 - 06 Jun 16:00 05 Jun 10:00 - 06 Jun 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join Geoff Stow for a practical guide to managing your self-build project. Find out how to create a project plan for your build, which key elements you should include, when key...   More info

HETAS H003ds & H006 - Chimneys & Dry Appliances

18 Jun 09:00 - 21 Jun 17:00 18 Jun 09:00 - 21 Jun 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

18 Jun 09:00 - 23 Jun 17:00 18 Jun 09:00 - 23 Jun 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

Build a Tiny House

18 Jun 09:30 - 21 Jun 17:00 18 Jun 09:30 - 21 Jun 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

One Planet Living

22 Jun 09:30 - 25 Jun 17:00 22 Jun 09:30 - 25 Jun 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This exciting course with author David Thorpe will help you prepare for starting, and living, on a One Planet Development. A One Planet Development is a way of living sustainably...   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

Rewilding Ourselves: Deepening Our Nature Connection

23 Jun 10:00 - 25 Jun 16:00 23 Jun 10:00 - 25 Jun 16:00 - 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

Stove Installers Course

26 Jun 09:00 - 27 Jun 17:00 26 Jun 09:00 - 27 Jun 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
This course will teach you how, with minimal previous knowledge or experience, to install solid fuel stoves in to homes. Tutor Mick Waumsley has nearly 40 year’s experience in...   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

DIY Furniture - upcycling with pallets

30 Jun 10:00 - 16:30 30 Jun 10:00 - 16:30 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn how to find pallets. take them apart and use the reclaimed timber to build simple furniture. Using a hands-on workshop we will go through the initial stages of constructing...   More info

The Science of Sustainable Food Production

02 Jul 18:00 - 07 Jul 14:00 02 Jul 18:00 - 07 Jul 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Learn about the bio-geography of crops, and the importance of geographical climate, soil and water resources. The science of GMOs, energy crops, and food growing techniques such...   More info

Build a Tiny House - SOLD OUT!

13 Jul 09:30 - 16 Jul 17:00 13 Jul 09:30 - 16 Jul 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

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

Designing Sustainable Start-ups

14 Jul 10:00 - 15 Jul 16:00 14 Jul 10:00 - 15 Jul 16:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Starting a daring new enterprise or developing a new world-changing innovation is scary and exciting, high-risk and highly rewarding. New business models are full of untested...   More info

Intro to Rewilding: principles & practices of eco restoration

20 Jul 10:00 - 24 Jul 17:00 20 Jul 10:00 - 24 Jul 17:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Recent years have seen a surge in popular interest in rewilding, fantastic for landscape scale conservation for a multitude of reasons. This course gives an introduction and broad...   More info

A Way of Building: Using local materials

20 Jul 14:00 - 23 Jul 16:00 20 Jul 14:00 - 23 Jul 16:00 - 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

Building with Cob

21 Jul 10:00 - 22 Jul 16:00 21 Jul 10:00 - 22 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

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

Build a Tiny House

03 Aug 09:30 - 06 Aug 17:00 03 Aug 09:30 - 06 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

Introduction to Solar PV

04 Aug 09:30 - 17:00 04 Aug 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

Earth Oven Building

04 Aug 09:30 - 16:30 04 Aug 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

Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems

05 Aug 09:30 - 16:00 05 Aug 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

Building with Straw Bales

20 Aug 17:00 - 24 Aug 14:00 20 Aug 17:00 - 24 Aug 14:00 - Machynlleth Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology Centre for Alternative Technology
Join world-renowned straw bale builder Bee Rowan to learn how to build with straw bales. This hands-on, practical course will give you the experience, knowledge and confidence to...   More info

Build a Tiny House

31 Aug 09:30 - 03 Sep 17:00 31 Aug 09:30 - 03 Sep 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

Timber Frame Self Build

03 Sep 17:00 - 07 Sep 13:00 03 Sep 17:00 - 07 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


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