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The course and discussion group on growing your own
fruit and veg continues this Thursday 9th Feb

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

ChivesThe class/discussion group this week from Ventnor Permaculture will be on how to grow herbs, feeding plants and soil nutrients.

There will also be time for discussion or questions about your own growing challenges. We look forward to seeing you.

Future classes will be fortnightly.

Here are couple of planning/calendar links following the session last week: (more…)


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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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Ken's Land June 08

Ken’s Land June 08

The next Ventnor Permaculture Meeting on Sunday May 17th 10:30am – 12:30pm will be hosted by Ken at his land in St Lawrence.

He could do with some help weeding or you can just admire some of his weird and wonderful, unusual plants as well as the large selection of more conventional ones.  It is just over a year since Ken started renting this land which was just a grass covered field, it will be interesting to see the changes.

If you live in the Ventnor area and are interested in growing your own food or flowers do come along and join us. It is free and friendly and their is no obligation to come every month or do any work, you can just pick our brains if you want.

Bring along any plants or seeds to swap. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

For directions etc contact:
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.
Wendy and Nick (more…)

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Plant and seed sale/swap at Ventnor Community CafeVentnor Permaculture Group

is holding a

Plant and Seed Sale/Swap

Saturday 2nd May

Ventnor Community Cafe

3 Albert St, Ventnor,
Isle Of Wight PO38 1DS

10:30am – 1pm.

Get some cheap flower and vegetable plants, seedlings or seeds.
Never grown anything before?
We will advise you how to grow anything you buy! (more…)

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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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