Welcome To Dyfed Smallholders Association
Founded in 1986 we are one of the oldest smallholder groups in the UK, our membership covers Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and even further afield. People often assume that to join a Smallholders’ Society you have to be a knowledgeable, fully-functioning smallholder keeping a variety of different animals and be in possession of all the latest machinery and clothing to match. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Dyfed Smallholders Association is for anyone who is interested in the countryside; whether you’ve got 200 acres or a window box for salad there is lots that might interest you, see our ‘A-Z Gallery’ page.
Some of the benefits of membership are:
♦ A chance to meet people who are interested in the same things as you are
♦ Our monthly newsletter
♦ Regular meetings featuring guest speakers
♦ Hosted events such as our summer farm visits
♦ Access to our help-lines
♦ Classified Ads
On the second Wednesday of each month at 8pm we meet at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. Usually there is a speaker on a subject that is generally related to smallholding, livestock, or crafts. These are a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded people for tips, information and for a chat. Admission to the meetings is £1 per person for members or £2 for non-members. You are welcome to come along to see us or sign-up on the door. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found on the ‘Whats On‘ page.
Every year, we run a busy schedule of social events. These include specially arranged visits to sites and farm walks across our area. Other popular events are our Summer BBQ’s, Christmas gathering and New Year lunch.
If this sounds like it’s for you, you can join the Association easily by downloading and returning our membership form. You can find this on the ‘Join Us‘ page.
Wednesday 11th July 7pm. Summer Barbeque near Llangynog. It’s BBQ time and once again we will be gathering on one of our members holdings. BBQ basics will be provided – burgers, sausages, bread rolls, all cooked under the supervision of Andy but members are asked to bring along supporting eatables – salads, puddings etc – …
Wednesday 13th June 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. ‘Buildings’ Ask The Panel. A panel of members, who have been Smallholders for some years, will give a short talk on the pros and cons of old and new buildings. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Report Peat, Karen and Alan supported …
Wednesday 9 May 2018 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. Goat keeping for beginners a talk by Alan & Margaret. Report This was a well attended illustrated talk covering the basics of keeping goats as a productive resource. Breeds, housing, feeding, breeding, milking, fencing and shelter from the elements were all covered along with …
Why Join Us?
Joining Dyfed Smallholders is a great way of being part of a community of people who are interested in the same things you are, namely the countryside and actually knowing where your food comes from.
You can join the Association very easily by downloading and returning the DSA Membership Application. Our membership fee (£20 a year), covers the whole holding or household, and we look forward to having you as a member.
Alternatively, what about getting a subscription for a friend or family member as a gift? A subscription makes a great Christmas/Birthday present.
You can download the membership form here: DSA Membership Application (left click to open in new tab, option then to save or print)
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