Northwood Village Produce Association

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The Association was formed in 1945 by Mr ‘Skipper’ Saunders who was Headmaster of Northwood Primary School and thought it was a good idea to support the ‘Dig for Victory’ scheme as part of the War effort.  The Association has carried on ‘Growing and Showing’ to the present day.
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Indoor meetings are held from April to October on the second Friday of each month, at various venues.  However, some months members visit places of interest around the Island.  We are currently not meeting during the school summer holidays.
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We welcome all who are interested in gardening at any level, or indeed those who simply want to listen to the talks and socialise over tea and biscuits.  With the resurgence of interest in growing vegetables, there is much to be learned from those with years of experience.  We want to be true to our roots: a place where anyone can feel comfortable sharing ideas and learning from others.
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In the summer, the Association holds its Annual Show at the Northwood W.I. Hall, Newport Road, when villagers proudly display the best produce from their garden and/or allotment. The range of classes has expanded to include not just fruit, flowers and vegetables but floral art, bakery, preserves, handicrafts, and a children’s section.
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Each December there is the Carrot Trophy Quiz, a highly contested but light-hearted competition between the Northwood & Gurnard organisations.
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Full details of meetings and events can be found elsewhere on this website in the diaries, in Northwood News, on the village notice board, and at Northwood Stores. All NVPA events are also advertised on the Northwood Village website Facebook page, so anyone Liking the website will receive notice of the events in their newsfeed.
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Pat Ready
Chairperson

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Visitors and New Members are always Welcome – Contact 07913 287654 for Show Schedules and information about meetings.

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NORTHWOOD VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION

Programme 2017

Held in various venues

(Visitors £1)

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Friday 7th April (NOT 14th, Good Friday)

Amphibians in your Garden/Every Pond Matters

Speaker: Mark Earp

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: 57 Oxford St, Northwood PO31 8PT

Contact Janice Frohnsdorff 01983 200143

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Friday 12th May

Adventures of a Military Wife

Speaker: Meg Groves

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: 10 Greenways, Northwood PO31 8AN (for details contact Pat Ready on 07913 287654)

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Friday 9th June

An Encounter with Bees (Wear wellingtons if you want to get suited up for a closer encounter)

Time: 2pm

Venue: Northwood Allotments

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Sunday 16th July

71st ANNUAL SHOW

Time: 2pm – 4.30pm

Venue: Northwood W.I. Hall

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Friday 8th September

Sweet Peas

Speaker: Keith Brewer

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: TBC (ring 07913 287654)

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Friday 13th October

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Northwood W.I. Hall

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First Wednesday in December

Carrot Trophy Quiz (away)

Venue: Gurnard

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Please bring any spare plants, books etc. to indoor meetings for our Bring and Buy stall. Thank you.

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