Posts Tagged ‘Isle of Wight’

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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Typical allotmentsWith the present economic climate and a huge amount of interest in growing your own vegetables (sales of vegetable seeds were up by 60% last year) and fruit, where to grow them has become an increasing problem for many people who have small or non-existent gardens.  There are a few options available to get yourself some growing space including allotments, Adopt-A-Garden and Landshare.

Photo: Angus Mackie

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Well liked mature couple John and Yvonne, who quite a few of us know from the community of Ventnor, are looking for a house to share with like-minded people (green living) in the direction of Brightstone or thereabouts. It could be rented or shared and John and Yvonne would welcome any age group but not too rowdy. They are keen to have an open fire and space to grow things and practice drumming. Please contact them on 854346

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log fireA quick reminder about this event:

‘Woodwarming – it’s Wonderfuel’ exhibition on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th November 10am – 4pm at Newport Football Club, St George’s Way, Newport, Isle of Wight

Getting hot under the collar about energy?
Many people are now switching to an economical, climate-friendly, local fuel: wood. Wood has kept people warm throughout human history – and it is still here today. Now we can burn it efficiently, easily and cleanly using modern boilers and stoves, so you can afford to be warm and still do your bit to tackle climate change. Woodfuel heating systems can also help to meet increasingly stringent building regulations.
Photo: Scotrail


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Bio-Bricks made on the Isle of WightBio-Bricks made of waste straw
now being made and tested on
the Isle of Wight

When I was at the Future Energy Exhibition in Newport on Friday these baskets of straw bricks on the IW Clearview Stoves stand caught my eye. They are being made on the Island and several people are testing them at the moment.

There are many advantages to this new fuel:

•Renewable – Normal crop cycle.
•Sustainable – Make hay while the sun shines!
•No mileage – Nothing to be transported to the Island.
•Disposable ash – Unlike coal, dig it in your garden.
•Competitive price – Should be on par-if not better than Coal.
•No Cutting/splitting – No need for extra processing.
• Easy delivery – Will be packed in convenient loads.


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Light bulb“Bring along your old incandescent light bulb and get a low energy one for free” is the message from Southampton Environment Centre and the Footprint Trust.

Anyone attending one of the three Future Energy days will be able to trade in their old lamps for new ones – and thus save at least £5 a year on their energy bill.

Also if you’re confused about all the different information regarding fuel efficiency and renewable energy then a visit to the Future Energy events during October half term week may be of assistance. (27th to 31st October). The aim is to offer some help to householders facing high energy bills. Businesses will also have an opportunity to find out ‘Energy Options, Profits & Savings’ from Business Link on Friday 31 October at the Riverside Centre at 1.30pm, as part of the wider event.

Photo: IamSAM

For more information and Energy Options – Profits & Savings – the free event for Wight Businesses (more…)

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The Skerries - tidal current turbinesIsle of Wight Section of Solent Network

Forthcoming Meeting

Marine Current Turbines

by Martin Wright, MD, Marine Current Turbines Limited

Thursday 30th October 2008 at 7.30pm

Where: Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD

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