Saturday, August 19, 2017

Deal With It - Whats on September

Bank Holiday Monday 28th August - Guardians of Deep - Deal Beach Walk 11am
Join us for our first Low Tide Deal Beach Walk from the Deal Pier to Walmer Castle.
Come and see what we can find and identify!

Wednesday 30th August - Deal Hop Farm Harvest meeting - Landmark Bar 6:30pm

Saturday 2nd September - BeeFest Landmark Garden 10:30am to 1pm
Special Deal Seedy Saturday with Dover BeeKeepers. Please bring your bee friendly plants and seeds to swap
Music from the Landmark Uke Club

Saturday 16th September - Deal Station Garden Group meet-up 11am Landmark Garden/Bar
Meetup to discuss need planting - all welcome

Sunday 17th September - Great British Beach Clean - Deal Pier 9:30am
part of the Marine Conservation Society's national survey of our beaches. Please get one of posters up

Saturday 11th Nov - Build you own Solar Panel Charger workshop
Learn how solar panels work by building one yourself! Professional workshop run by Demand Energy Equality. They will supply all equipment and materials & expertise!
Cleary Hall 9:30am - 3:30pm cost £75 pp - Limited spaces booking in September

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Deal With It August Update

Sunday 30th July - NGS Deal Open Gardens 10am to 4pm Landmark Garden

National Garden Scheme open gardens in Deal - £5 for charity visit 9 local gardens starting at the landmark garden

We do need helpers to manage the stall. so if you can help please email

Wednesday 2nd August - Guardians of The Deep Training. Landmark Centre 6pm

We are working with Kent Wildlife Trust on their coastal guardians project around the kent coast. This training will explain the aims of the project, how to identify wildlife, flora and faurna

Wednesday 2nd August - Town Litter Pick 5pm

NB we have moved this forward. To support the town's entry into BiB

Thursday 3rd August - Britain in Bloom Judging

Judges will be visiting the Landmark and Deal Station Gardens as part of Deal town's entry into the national competition

Thursday 10th August - Deal Hop Farm meeting up Landmark Spires bar 6:30pm

Saturday 2nd September - Bee Fest / Deal Seedy Saturday 10:30am to 1pm

We have the Dover Bee Keepers down with their bees and bee products. There will also be a full Seedy Saturday Plant swap with bee friendly plantings

and music

Sunday 17th September - The Great British Beach Clean 9:30 Deal Pier

Our part of the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean. This is an annual survey of the UKs beachs

October Date TBC - Building a Solar Panel workshop and going off grid workshop

We are hosting a series of workshops from Demand Energy Equality group in London. The workshops will supply all tools, materials, plans and qualified teacher

You will leave the (1) workshop with a working solar charger that could power up a phone

1) Building Your own Solar Panel cost per person a max of £75 - one day workshop

2) Intro to Off Grid cost per person about £40 - One day Workshop

If you are interested please let me know by email asap - we see what numbers are interested and then confirm details (we need a min of 10 people)
Please email or message us on FB or twitter

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Walmer Beach Clean 25th June

Thank you to our 22 volunteers on today's Walmer Beach Clean - we collected about 25kgs of rubbish.

We have town litter pick on 11th July at 6pm meeting at the Landmark Garden - To support the town's bid in SE in Bloom

Friday, June 2, 2017

Next Walmer Beach Clean is on 25th June

Our next beach clean will be one at Walmer on Sunday 25th June at 9:30am meeting at the Sea Cafe on Walmer Green. 

All Welcome

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Deal Hop Farm - Results of 1st Beer Name

Mark Robson presents Sophie Chadwick

We had the results of the poll for our first beer tonight at the Deal Hop Farm meeting at the Just Reproach.

We had a long list of 25 names and 93 of our members voted. No one selection got more than 10% of the vote.

We took the first three position nominations to Ripple Steam (RSB) for the final decision - this included 8 names for the shortlist:

Shingle Shore                                          Roisin Murray
Deal Ale                                                  Michael Wyatt
Deal Green Hop Beer                              Liz Harding
Deal with the Devil                                 Gill & Simon Beechey
DHF No1                                                 Graham Bush
Goodwin Gold                                         Philippa Butler
Real Deal Beer                                        Cathy Tyce
Hopping M.A.D (Made Around Deal)    Sophie Chadwick

The Decision of Judges at RSB was to go for Hopping M.A.D (Made Around Deal) – so Congratulations to Sophie in Sandwich who was awarded the display set of new 3 bottled beers from Ripple Steam (ours will be the fourth!)

All the runner ups on the shortlist will receive two bottles for their suggestions. The Judges gave some great feedback on the names suggested and were impressed in people’s creativity.

I will contact all the runners up in the next couple of days. Next step is the design of the bottle label which we need to complete by the end of June.

Thank you everyone who participated from the Deal Hop Farm and our colleagues at Ripple Steam

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sandown Castle Beach Clean 29th May

Deal With It – Deal’s local Green Community group – held a Beach Clean at the Sandown Castle end of Deal Beach. In about 1 and half the 30 volunteers managed to collect about 60kgs of rubbish.

Vicky Nicholls Beach Clean Organiser said “ We are very grateful to our wonderful volunteers who donated their time for the beach clean. We are always like to do a clean at this end of the beach to show our support to the great work that the Sandown Castle Community Garden Group is doing at this end of the town”

Details of the next beach clean can be found at the Deal With It website at or at the group’s facebook sites. Email