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Transition Town Public Meeting

Transition Town Public Meeting

Following the initial Transition Island meeting held back in September, Dave and Vav Simon are pleaased to announce the first public Transition Town Meeting to be held as part of the Transition Island

Tuesday, 20th November, 2007 7:01am

By Vav Simon with one comment

Wihtyar Tree Essences

Wihtyar Tree Essences

We’re delighted to welcome children’s author, Bethan Christopher on board as a contributor to VentnorBlog. She popped along to have a chat with Jan Harper of Earth Trinity Essences to find out what it

Thursday, 15th November, 2007 6:24pm

By Bethan Christopher with 3 readers' comments

Goodleaf Tree Climbing Win Green Island Tourism Award

Goodleaf Tree Climbing  Win Green Island Tourism Award

Congratulations to our friends over at Goodleaf Tree Climbing who have just been awarded Business of the Year 2007 by Green Island Tourism, the Isle of Wight’s Sustainable Tourism Network. We’ve been raving about

Monday, 12th November, 2007 11:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Ventnorian: Revisting The Green Tardis

The Ventnorian: Revisting The Green Tardis

Having the ‘From the Archive’ function (found in the right hand column under the weather forecast) is great for revisiting old articles. Considering how long we’ve been going, there’s quite an archive and it’s interesting

Wednesday, 31st October, 2007 11:58am

By Sally Perry with one comment

IW Council Relaxes Foot And Mouth Precaution

THE MATS impregnated with disinfectant that were rolled out by the IW Council at ferry ports last month as a foot and mouth precaution have been taken

Friday, 26th October, 2007 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

The League Against Cruel Sports: Wildlife Day In Freshwater

The League Against Cruel Sports: Wildlife Day In Freshwater

This Saturday over in Freshwater, The League Against Cruel Sports will be putting on a day of wildlife education, looking at newts, badgers, bats, ferrets and many other animals. It’s all happening over at

Friday, 26th October, 2007 3:25pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Pledging To Recycle Loads of Rubbish

Isle of Wight primary and middle schools are taking part in a new scheme aimed at rewarding students for their efforts to recycle waste. The Recycling Rewards for Schools scheme aims to encourage students

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 2:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

Gribble Trouble Tackled By Isle of Wight Council

IT SOUNDS like something out of Star Trek but the IW Council is currently grappling with its own episode of Gribble

Saturday, 20th October, 2007 12:00pm

By IW Council Press Office

Strawbale Building Workshop

Strawbale Building Workshop

Those busy bees at Aldermoor Farm in Ryde have another great weekend of rural learning coming up on Saturday/Sunday 27th & 28th October. This time they’ve organised a weekend workshop with Rob Buckley who

Wednesday, 17th October, 2007 11:26am

By Sally Perry

Exploring The Isle of Wight’s Countryside – 21st Century

Pirates navigated by the stars and maps marked with an X to find treasure. Now, the Isle of Wight Geocaching Project, which is part of Isle of Wight Council’s Parks and Countryside section, is

Tuesday, 16th October, 2007 11:40am

By IW Council Press Office

Transition Island Initiative Launch

Transition Island Initiative Launch

Just how resilient is the Island to Oil Shortages? Do you grow your own Vegetables? Do your commute to the Mainland? Are you concerned about Climate Change and Peak Oil? Do you Recycle? How

Wednesday, 10th October, 2007 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ancient Foraging and Hunting Skills

Ancient Foraging and Hunting Skills

Vav Simon, elder & practitioner of “The Old Way” will this Saturday be running another of her ‘Food from the Land’ courses. Pray for good weather as you walk the land to find food to

Tuesday, 9th October, 2007 10:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment