Debby Mercer – Inspire Intern for Tir Glas

Sustainability has always been a part of my adult life. I spent more than 10 years living off grid, enjoying a slow life and appreciating the nature around me. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to become the INSPIRE intern for Tir Glas in February of this year. My passion is sheep and…

Wynfford James appointed UWTSD Professor of Practice

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has appointed rural development expert, Wynfford James, as a Professor of Practice, and Strategic Board member of the Tir Glas initiative in Lampeter. The title of ‘Professor of Practice’ is bestowed upon an individual to honour and recognise that person for having attained academic and/professional distinction in…

Wales Community Food Distribution

Wales Community Food Distribution, led by PLANED, is thrilled to have launched its first Ceredigion Food Hub in July on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, in conjunction with Canolfan Tir Glas. The project facilitates volunteers to link with food producers and suppliers to have easy access to healthy and great value…

Lampeter Society

CTG are grateful to Esther Weller – Chair of the Lampeter Society for this blog: Esther will be officially opening the Lampeter Food Festival on Saturday 23rd July at 12.30 along with Mr Leno Conti. The Lampeter Society is pleased to support the Tir Glas initiative. As well as acting as a focus for alumni,…

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Mêl Tir Glas Honey

You will remember that we have been fortunate enough to develop an Apiary on the Campus with the help and support of expert bee keeper Peter Jenkins, (Mel ap Griff) and today we took delivery of our first batch of Mêl Tir Glas Honey. The honey will soon be available to purchase and we will…

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The Future of Timber in Wales

The future of timber in Wales It’s great that decarbonisation and green recovery are at the core of the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015). But what does this mean in practice? The construction industry is one of the biggest employers in Wales providing more than 100,000 jobs, but unfortunately, it is also…

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Lampeter Resilience Hub

Canolfan Tir Glas is grateful to the Lampeter Resilience Hub for this Blog. Thank you Ladies.   THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TREES   Resilience can be used to describe people and systems that bounce back from negative experiences and disturbances. An example of this could be a tree weighed down by snow –   Sepp Holzer learned that…

Rachel Auckland

As Coordinator of Ceredigion Local Nature Partnership, I am excited by UWTSD’s vision for the future of Lampeter.  In these trying times, as the pandemic, climate change and the changing policy landscape for food and farming bring so much uncertainty into our lives, it is a comfort to know the University recognises its central role…

Patrick Holden

Welcome to Canolfan Tir Glas Blog Page                                                                                                                Join us every month for a guest feature blog post. We kick start with our January post from Patrick Holden of Bwlchwernen Fawr Farm and who is also the Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust. I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to welcome the…