Meeting other ishers

A chance to meet up with friends and have a chat - a general space with the freedom to talk about anything.
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Meeting other ishers

Post: # 255923Post sarahkeast
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:30 pm

So I have been thinking about this for a while, and Romie's post has got me started....

How do you meet up with other ishers/permaculturists/growers etc ? Or do you ? I have thought of doing a Permaculture course, but there are none near me, or on any free weekends [mainly cos I virtually never have any of those] Googled for local groups, garden clubs etc. Failed there too.

Any suggestions ? groups, sites [apart from here, thinking regional] courses ? Just think it would be nice to get together, share ideas and feel the love !
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Post: # 255925Post Thomzo
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:42 pm

Why not just organise a meeting for local ishers? The Wiltshire group gets together from time to time. We don't have lots of attendees but it's usually a great time.

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Post: # 256009Post romie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:29 pm

I agree, I've agonised (slight exaggeration) about the lack of people I come into contact with who 'understand' me.

I tentatively think we could start something here...plus i'll need help LOTS of help come autumn drinking all the cider, perry and wine i'll have to make! :drunken:

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Post: # 256022Post oldjerry
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:32 pm

Have you read some of these posts? D'you seriously want to meet us??........

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Post: # 256024Post Marc
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:44 pm

shame you're so far away Romie, I could help with that :mrgreen:
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Post: # 256032Post hedgewizard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:02 pm

Have you looked into the LETS and Transition networks? Loads of Ishy type people in those.
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Post: # 256040Post sarahkeast
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:22 pm

Romie, I have pm'd you. Maybe we can do a NW meet up ?

There is a Preston group, just starting up, so hoping that might grow into something. Will look into LETS etc, used to be a group here, not sure if it is still around.

Thanks for ideas.
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Post: # 256041Post Paul_C
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:10 pm

I have been for beers with one but I knew her already. for some reason she doesn't think I am totally mental so she is just as mad.

if there are any in south Devon who fancy a meet then that would be good of course it needs to be not when i am doing my underwater foraging.

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