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Welcome to the Incredible Edible North Hampshire Blog!

Incredible Edible North Hampshire (IE-NH) is a group of local volunteers who are sharing responsibility to create more resilient, vibrant and cohesive communities in North Hampshire through encouraging the production and sourcing of local food.

You can find out more at our site at: www.incredible-edible-north-hampshire.co.uk

Friday, 30 November 2012

Incredible Edible - Extraordinary General Meeting 15th January 2013 @ 7.30pm


A reminder that the next meeting is on Tuesday 15th January 2013 @ 7.30pm.

This will be an Extraordinary General Meeting to elect our committee, vote on the constitution and vote on our banking arrangements.

The Agenda is:


  • 7.30 pm Arrivals 
  • Nominate and vote on the minimum of three committee members which are required, these must be a Chairman, Secretary and a Treasurer. 
  • Nominate and vote on Communications Officer
    • The process for the above positions will require a proposer and seconder to enable the vote for each position to proceed.
  • Review, discuss and vote on the Constitution (draft attached)
  • Review, discuss and vote on our banking arrangements (a) which bank (b) signatories
  • 1st Project update: Sovereign Kingfisher - Malmesbury Fields
  • Council Update/ Orchard
  • Review of visit to Laverstoke Park Farm
  • Review actions arising from our last meeting
  • AOB
  • Close


Please confirm if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have the right sized venue.

Have an enjoyable Christmas & New Years!

Kind Regards

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Next meeting is on Thursday 8th November @ 7.30pm.

A reminder that the next meeting is on Thursday 8th November @ 7.30pm.

Key agenda items will include:

Update of Council Meeting
- Orchard
- Southern Road
- Chute House

Multi-Cultural Forum @ Chute House

Sovereign Kingfisher - 1st Project

Bank Account / Insurance

Fund Raising


If there are items you wish to add, please shout.

The formal agenda will be sent out once feedback is in.


Please confirm if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have the right venue.

Kind Regards

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Next Meeting Wednesday 3rd October 2012.


The next Incredible Edible North Hampshire meeting will be held on the evening of Wednesday 3rd October 2012.

The agenda is:

7.30 PM Arrivals & Introductions

1) Actions from the last meeting


2) Top Of Town recap


3) Update on Sovereign Kingfisher & Sentinel meetings


4) Discussion ahead of the Council meetings regarding Southern Road & Memorial Park


5) Events/Meetings


Close


If you would like to attend call Steve or Bob, contact details at:


www.Incredible-Edible-North-Hampshire.co.uk





Friday, 7 September 2012

The Rabbiter :: Home

Here is the link to the Rabbiter and our latest article. Our thanks to Jenny

And what a wonderful front cover!

The Rabbiter :: Home:

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Friday, 3 August 2012

18 Beautiful Edible Landscaping Plants : TreeHugger

Some more ideas for edible planting which can also look attractive.

The picture for the first one is missing, but the ideas are all there.

I would like to have a go at the figs, chard and rhubarb for starters

I found some appealing, others not: see what you think and share your thoughts.

18 Beautiful Edible Landscaping Plants : TreeHugger:

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Brookvale Community Association

Incredible Edible North Hampshire will have a stall at the Home Energy Fair Saturday 8th September 2012 (Midday to 4pm).

If you like food you are already a passive member!

Say hello and let us know what it is about food which excites you, there is probably something in Incredible Edible which will interest you!

You can check out the details on the  Home Energy Fair through the following link:

Brookvale Community Association:

The Home Energy Fair is organised in association with the Basingstoke Transition Network

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Mill Field Festival in Old Basing on Sunday 5th August 2012

Incredible Edible North Hampshire will have a stall at the Mill Field Festival in Old Basing on Sunday 5th August 2012.

If you like food you are already a passive member!

Say hello and let us know what it is about food which excites you, there is probably something in Incredible Edible which will interest you!

You can check out the details on the Mill Field Festival through the following link:

Home - Bo Basing:

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Message from the Mayor

Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Martin Biermann said:


“At the council we should always be open to new ideas which will increase the resilience of our local communities, enhance people's understanding and also encourage support for our local businesses.

Incredible Edible has proven itself as instrumental in the sourcing of locally produced food in several towns and cities both in the UK and abroad.

Making good and attractive use of un-cared-for land is especially attractive to me. It is therefore easy for me to lend my support to Incredible Edible North Hampshire.

If you like food you will probably find something in Incredible Edible which is for you, take some time, take a look, dive in!”

Sunday, 22 July 2012

www.ienh.co.uk

An easier web address to remember is www.ienh.co.uk

It still takes you to www.incredible-edible-north-hampshire.co.uk

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

First Incredible Edible North Hampshire Meeting

The first Incredible Edible North Hampshire meeting will be held on the evening of Tuesday 24th July.

The proposed agenda is:

  • Start 7.30pm Arrivals/tea/coffee
  • Introduction: What is Incredible Edible? Food/The Three Plates
  • Introductions: who everyone is, what they bring to/what they might take from Incredible Edible. (2 mins each max).
  • Community: Open discussion on community activity ideas; three things we will do.
  • Learning: Open discussion on learning activity ideas; three things we will do.
  • Business: Open discussion on business activity ideas; three things we will do.
  • Open discussion: What do we have / what don't we have?
  • What next from here?
  • 9.30pmish Wrap Up

If you would like to attend call Steve or Bob, contact details at:



www.Incredible-Edible-North-Hampshire.co.uk

Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Egg Map: How to Accelerate Local Food Abundance

We have the map for North Hampshire; let us know of local food producers of all types and we will add them to the North Hampshire map!

The Egg Map: How to Accelerate Local Food Abundance:

For North Hampshire go to:

www.incredible-edible-north-hampshire.co.uk

Then follow "places For Local Food" page.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

growyourowncurry.co.uk

What a fabulous idea!

The blog www.growyourowncurry.co.uk includes regular updates on what it takes to put together a show like this and helpful GYO factsheets to grow these ingredients at home. From ginger and turmeric to lemongrass and curry leaves there is something to tickle everyone’s tastebuds as well as a host of easy recipes to use the harvested ingredients.


RHS article here: http://tiny.cc/zps9gw

Article in the Times (subscription required) here:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/property/gardens/article3471560.ece

growyourowncurry.co.uk:

http://plants4presents.co.uk/Default.aspx


Key point: the produce is high price/ high margin on the market therefore potentially could make for the creation of great local businesses.

  • Community: lot's of people love curry, so good for growing, cooking, socialising......
  • Learning: There are key skills and resources which need to be brought together; so lot's of opportunity to acquire and propagate this knowledge for more people.
  • Business: Potential for local people to take the Community & Learning and combine this with business skills to create new local businesses; AND then supply the local market: individuals, shops, restaurants, canteens, school meals etc.


Would be great to see people and growers in North Hampshire producing local ingredients here.


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Monday, 9 July 2012

Coming soon: commercial scale rooftop produce | SmartPlanet

I guess rooftops in the USA & Canada are generally a lot bigger than here in the UK; that said there must be a few potential Incredible Edible sites out there.

Anyone know of some good roofs that could support a similar project here in the UK?

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

42 Flowers You Can Eat : TreeHugger

Great range of flowers you can eat!

Be sure to read the comments / add your own : particularly where any safeguards should be observed.

More ideas for Incredible Edible!

Would be great to have some recipe's to go with them; any you have please post as a comment here.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Guerilla Planting Update.....

Further rumours have come in that suggest the Guerilla Planting reported earlier has been a success, but not as intended.


These "Free To Share" runner beans have already been consumed..... by rabbits!


Quite a coincidence with our article in the Rabbiter just recently...........

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Rabbiter-June12.pdf - Google Docs

Incredible Edible North Hampshire features on page 16 of the June 2012 edition of The Rabbiter!


Rabbiter-June12.pdf - Google Docs:


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North Hampshire's first Incredible Edible raised bed!

North Hampshire's first Incredible Edible free-to-share raised bed is in place located in Westminster Close!

There are 12 herbs in all,: Oregano, Parsley, Rocket, Bush Basil, Thyme, Lovage, Chives, Lemon Coriander, Sage, Rosemary, Coriander and Mint!


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Guerilla Planting Afoot?

It has come to our attention that guerilla planting might be afoot in North Hampshire.....

Rumour has it that runner beans have appeared along a section of fencing adjacent to the Oakley / Basingstoke footpath at battledown.....

.... if true happy foraging to those who spot the beans first!