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.
Please remember that all DSA meetings, farm walks and other events are NO SMOKING, which includes e-cigarettes. Sunday 14th October 11.30am. Visit to Food Centre Wales in Horeb. Following on from the talk given by Arwyn Davies, Business Development Manager at the Food Centre Wales, in January there will be an opportunity for a tour …
Please remember that all DSA meetings, farm walks and other events are NO SMOKING, which includes e-cigarettes. Sunday 2nd September 11am. Farm Walk Brechfa We are invited to Dawn and Martins holding where they keep water-buffalo among other animals. Please can we ask no dogs are brought along. Report A sunny day saw an excellent …
Wednesday 8th August 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. Steve Lucas from the Bat Conservation Society is coming to talk to us and give us a chance to do some bat spotting! Report Steve gave us an excellent informative and illustrated talk on bats. We learnt about the species found in Wales, their population …
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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