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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

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 20th January at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.


With everyone busy in the run up to Christmas and New Year celebrations we will not be holding a meeting in December.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th January at 7.30pm at the Community House.

Agenda

An agenda and reminder will be forwarded nearer the time with several new projects due to kick off into the New Year.

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

The Community House
32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Wishing you an enjoyable and relaxing holiday period, see you in the New Year!

Kind Regards

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 18th November at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.


The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th November at 7.30pm at the Community House.

Agenda

07:30pm  Arrivals.

Introductions

The Water Garden Farm – Alan Walker

Associate of Natural Friends

QEII Daniel Park Whitchurch – Community Orchard

Site Updates    
Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
Basing View
          Eastrop Path
          Railway Path
          Lodden House 
Westside Community Centre 
Brookvale Community Centre
Sovereign Kingfisher
Whitchurch Gardening Group
Events   

AOB.

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

The Community House
32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards

Monday, 8 September 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 16th September at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.


The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th September at 7.30pm at the Community House.

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

Agenda

07:30pm  Arrivals.

Introductions
Site Updates    
Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
Basing View
          Eastrop Path
          Railway Path
          Lodden House 
Westside Community Centre 
Brookvale Community Centre
Sovereign Kingfisher
Whitchurch Gardening Group
Events   
AOB.

09.15pm Close

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 15th July at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th June at 7.30pm at the Community House. 
The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 


Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

Agenda

07:30pm  Arrivals.

Introductions
Site Updates    
Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
Basing View: Loddon House; Forest Garden; Eastrop Path 
Westside Community Centre
Brookvale Community Centre 
YMCA
Stag Hill/Malmesbury Fields
Basingstoke Discovery Centre/Library
Whitchurch Gardening Group
Events   
AOB.


09.15pm Close

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 17th June at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th June at 7.30pm at the Community House. 

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

Agenda:

07:30pm  Arrivals.

Introductions

Wild Flower Meadows - Martina Jones
Site Updates
       Basingstoke Discovery Centre/Library
       Whitchurch Gardening Group
       Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
       Roman House
       Basing View 
       Westside Community Centre 
       YMCA
       Stagg Hill/Malmsbury Fields
Events   
Grants/Funding
AOB

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards

Sunday, 1 June 2014

6 Edible ground cover plants for backyards and gardens http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/lawn-garden/6-edible-ground-cover-plants-backyards-gardens/

Friday, 25 April 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 20th May at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th May at 7.30pm at the Community House. 

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

Agenda:

07:30pm  Arrivals.

Introductions
Food Roots Film Event - report
Site Updates
       AXA Roof Garden - visit report
       Basingstoke Discovery Centre/Library
       Whitchurch Gardening Group
       Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
       Roman House
       Basing View – proposal overview
       Westside Community Centre – Plan overview
       YMCA
       Stagg Hill/Malmsbury Fields
Events   
Grants/Funding
AOB

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards

Visit to AXA Wealth Garden Terrace - Wed 14th May 12:00 midday


Last year saw the opening of the AXA Wealth Garden Terrace consisting of a variety of fruit and vegetables.

A staff initiative from the beginning, the garden is maintained and harvested by staff. 

All of the produce is donated to St. Michael’s Hospice for them to utilise in their kitchen and promote healthy eating.

A picture of the garden terrace can be viewed here:



We have the opportunity to visit the AXA Wealth Garden Terrace to learn about how they:
  • Successfully grow food for St Michael's Hospice
  • Keep their volunteers actively involved
  • Achieve an environment which is aesthetically pleasant to the eye
Places are limited and Serena needs the names  (for badges and security) before Monday 12th May

There is no parking – those attending will need to make their own arrangements, the nearest public car park is the one used for the Anvil Theatre on top of the shopping centre.

Contact details through the main web site www.ienh.co.uk if you do not have them already.


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 15th April at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th April at 7.30pm at the Community House. 

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

Agenda:

07:30  Arrivals.

     Introductions

     Food Roots Film Event
     
     Site Updates

           Basingstoke Discovery Centre/Library
           Whitchurch Gardening Group
           Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
               - Wild Flowers
Roman House
Basing View
Greenham Common
YMCA
Stagg Hill/Malmsbury Fields


    Information Boards / Tree Labels.

    Grants/Funding – Update


    AOB.

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards

Local Food Roots - Film - Thursday 1st May at 6.30pm

Join us for a screening of Local Food Roots, a short film celebrating the local food movement, followed by presentations from local food projects and a discussion about the local food network in Basingstoke and North Hampshire.

Local Food Roots chronicles the emergence of an innovative local food movement from a handful of pioneers battling against the odds in the early 90s to the diverse UK-wide movement of today. From the first organic box schemes to feeding cities and local food culture, this inspiring documentary explores the diversity, motivations, challenges and opportunities and what this might mean for our future.

Thursday 1st May at 6.30pm at The Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT

For more information contact: tombrenan@googlemail.com


Download printable copy of flyer here


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Easter Community Orchard Work Party: War Memorial Park between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 8th March

We had a good work party at the Easter Community Orchard this Sunday past and made good progress, but there is still more to do!

There will be a work party at the Easter Community Orchard in the Basingstoke War Memorial Park between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 8th March if you would like to join in.

The two main activities are to weed the compost areas around the trees and to refresh the edging between the compost and the grass.

Tools required are hand tools for weeding, hoes, rakes and edging tools.

Bags/buckets to remove the weeds will also be useful.

Hope to see you there!

PS We are moving forward with the designs for the lecterns and tree labels have successfully raised the funds we required. We expect to have these ready for installation in late March/early April. There will be work parties to arrange for this for which we will post the details nearer the time.

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 18th March at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th March at 7.30pm at the Community House. 

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

We are well funded at the present time and have people wanting to do more. We could do with another one or two sites for projects, so if you know of anywhere no matter how big or small where we could get underway quickly, please let us know.

Agenda:

07:30  Arrivals.

     Introductions

     Food Roots Film Event
     
     Site Updates


           Basingstoke Discovery Centre/Library
           Whitchurch Gardening Group
           Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
               - Wild Flowers
Roman House.
YMCA
Stagg Hill/Malmsbury Fields


    Information Boards / Tree Labels.

    Grants/Funding – Update

    AOB.

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Next Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 18th February at 7.30pm

Incredible Edible North Hampshire holds it's meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th February at 7.30pm at the Community House. 

The Community HouseMap: http://goo.gl/maps/bkvCb 

Parking is easiest next to the shops at the end of Burnaby Close.

We are well funded at the present time and have people wanting to do more. We could do with another one or two sites for projects, so if you know of anywhere no matter how big or small where we could get underway quickly, please let us know.

Agenda:

07:30  Arrivals.

     Introductions

     Site Updates

·         Easter Orchard-War Memorial Park
·         Roman House.
·         YMCA
·         Stagg Hill/Malmsbury Fields
·         Whitchurch Gardening Group
·         Potential New Sites

    Information Boards / Tree Labels.

    Grants/Funding – Update


    AOB.

The meetings are open to all who have an any kind of interest in food!

Meeting Location:

32 Branton Close
Basingstoke
RG22 6UN 

Further details contact Bob on 07909 541145

Kind Regards