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A new course and discussion group on growing your own
fruit and veg has started at

Ventnor Community Cafe, 3 Albert St, Ventnor, PO38 1DS
Thursdays from 7pm to 8.30 pm.

This is a great opportunity to share and discover new ideas and tips for the coming season.

Healthy CropsIn the current economic climate many more people are thinking about growing their own fruit and veg as it is so much cheaper and healthier but could do with a bit of help and advice.

How do you get from a load of weeds or bare soil or an empty pot to delicious, healthy crops.

Where do you start?

What to do in the garden now?
Where to seeds and when to sow them?
How do you make good compost?
What sort of fertilizer to use and when?
How to deal with garden pests?
What can you grow in pots?
How do you prune things?



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The next Isle of Wight Permaculture Monthly Meeting meeting is due to be held this Sunday 7th June at 10:30am, slight snag – we don’t have a host for it as yet.

If you would like to host it please let us know ASAP, you don’t have to have held one before, nothing grand is expected. All you need is a garden or a bit of land and preferably a kettle. We can help out around your garden or we can just talk, have a question and answer session or swap seeds and plants etc

We have a host for July but we welcome the chance to pencil in people for future months.

Please get in contact if you would like to host this or a future month or would like to come to our meetings.
Phone: 01983 854968

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Wendy & Nick - Shanklin allotmentThe next Isle of  Wight Permaculture Monthly Meeting will be hosted by Wendy and Nick at their allotment in Shanklin on Sunday 3rd May
10:30 – 12:30.

There will be lots of different things you can lend a hand with: transplanting leek seedlings. Sharpening the remaining stakes with a billhook provided and making sense of the netting to cover the fruit cage. Putting up wires for the vines that I will plant out in Autumn. No need to bring anything but gloves are a good idea, and you may have some plants or seeds left over from the sale the day before. It will be good to see you.
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Inside a willow domeThe monthly Isle of Wight Permaculture meeting is being hosted by James in Upper Ventnor this Sunday 8th March at 10:30 am.

Various jobs to do in his garden, weeding, compost spreading, and James could do with some creative ideas of what to use a certain area of the garden for! New workshop made partly with reclaimed materials to see, plus various other things that might be of interest…. portable cob oven etc. Bring a spade or fork perhaps.

I don’t have any photos of his garden but as James is also an expert at making living willow domes I thought I would add a pic of one.

For address/directions please contact:
Phone: 01983 854968
Photo: London Permaculture

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HenThanks to Ben and Jo for hosting another great meeting.

A good sized bit of ground was dug over and weeded mainly by all the others who turned up before I did.

We also had a walk up the road and picked some medlars to make some jelly with. Followed by very welcome coffee, apple cake and Ben’s famous parsnip crisps.

We are having two December meetings – a daytime one on Sunday the 7th at Apse Heath (details to follow) and the evening one at Limerstone – details here.

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IW Permaculture September MeetingThe Isle of Wight Permaculture Meeting on Sunday 2nd November 10:30am will be at Ben & Jo’s which is between Newport and East Cowes.

De-weeding, soil shifting, cob oven discussion, cake and good coffee should be on the menu, bring along appropriate tools. Don’t worry if the weather is bad there are buildings to shelter in, plus plenty of easy parking.

If you need directions contact:
Email: ventnorpermaculture(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Phone: 01983 854968
Mobile: 07766077336

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Pat and Pat - back garden

Thanks to Pat & Pat for hosting the October Isle of Wight Permaculture meeting on Sunday.

There were about 17 of us there (from what I can remember forgot to count at the time) in the lovely autumn sunshine.

Quite a lot of sycamore saplings were disposed of as well as spending time looking at the beauty of Pat & Pats back garden.

There are actually three people almost hidden, working in this photo. (more…)

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