Episode 28: Open day at Lammas

150 people attend Lammas' first ever tour of the project and the locals are pleasantly surprised.

Lammas ecovillage in Pembrokeshire host their first Volunteer Week and Open Day in Spring 2010. 150 people attended Lammas' first ever tour of the project. Visitors were guided around the site to view the developments to date. Lammas attained planning permission to build an ecovillage in Wales which combines the traditional smallholding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology and permaculture.The proposal is for a new settlement of 9 eco-smallholdings, a campsite and a community hub building. It is sited on 76 acres of mixed pasture and woodland next to the village of Glandwr, Pembrokeshire.

Many of the people who attend the first open days are local people who initiallyraised strong objections to the project. The hard work and clear vision of the Lammas residents helps to convince many of these objectors that the project is a valuable one.