Croeso i’r Gymdeithas Tyddynwyr Dyfed! / Welcome To Dyfed Smallholders Association!
The DSA was founded in 1986 and is one of the oldest smallholder groups in the UK. People often assume that to join a Smallholders’ Society you have to be a knowledgeable, fully-functioning smallholder with 40 sheep, 10 cows, and a Barbour jacket. 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, the DSA has lots to offer. Some of the benefits of membership are:
- Our monthly newsletter
- Regular meetings featuring guest speakers
- Access to our help-lines
- Classified ads
- Hosted events such as our summer farm visits
- A chance to meet people who are interested in the same things as you are
If you have a look at the post list to the right, you can see the kind of things we get up to. Each month we hold a general meeting in Carmarthen with a speaker on a subject (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 up-coming meetings can be found in the ‘Latest News’ page.
Every year, we run a busy schedule of social events. These include specially arranged visits to sites and farm walks across Dyfed. We also host a popular harvest lunch, Christmas and New Year gatherings and the annual bowling competition.
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 The DSA’ page