Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Deal Community Beach Cleans Cancelled 22/3 and 12/4


IMPORTANT NOTICE:

BEACH CLEANS: We are cancelling the cleans on 22/3 and the 12/4.


We been advised by the marine charities we work with on the beach cleans - Surfers Against Sewage and the Marine Conservation Society - in light of recent announcements by the government to cancel our mass beach cleans until further notice.

We will be doing pop-up ones individually in the meanwhile to get our regular fix.

COMMUNITY GARDEN EVENTS: These are smaller scale and will continue but ask our volunteers to take the usual precautions on their own health, follow guidance on clean hands and tools

INDOORS Meetings: these have all been cancelled for the foreseeable future

All Take Care - there are a number of mutual aid initiatives locally and we will be actively promoting them

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Deal Seedy Saturday Winter 22 Feb 2020


Thank you to everyone who came to our Seedy Saturday yesterday - quite a lot of swaps done and £60 in donations. 

Thanks to Landmark Ukes for playing for us, Grounds Up (with their plant pots made out of recycled coffee grinds), Ade & Sue of the Deal Free Trees (all went - so 500 in last year) Deal Hop Farm (Chris & Jane) and Penny, Vicky, Lucy and Sue on the swap table.

 The next Seedy Saturday is Sat 9th May





Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Deal With It - Whats On February 2020

Deal With It - Transition Deal

Whats On February 2020

Saturday 22nd February – Deal Seedy Saturday 10:30am Landmark Garden
(please bring/donate labelled seeds + DHF Rhizome pickup day)

Tuesday 25th February – Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish

Thursday 27th February - Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish

Saturday 29th February – Deal Station Gardening Group 10:30 to 12:30

Please let Sonja know if you can make it station@dealwithit.org.uk

Tuesday 3rd March– Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish (Then every Tuesday)

Wednesday 4th March – Landmark Garden Group 10am to 12 (1st Weds of each Month)

Wednesday 4th March – East Kent Climate Action 7pm Dealability (then every fortnight)

Thursday 5th March - Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish (then every Thurs)

Thursday 5th March Deal Station Clean up Crew 2:30pm (Meet at Triangle – Ramsgate Side)

Saturday 14th March – Deal Hop Farm – Rhizome pick up stall 10:00 to 12

Wednesday 18th March – East Kent Climate Action 7pm Dealability (then every fortnight)

Sunday 22nd March – Walmer Community Beach Clean Sea Café 9:30am

(part of Great British Spring Clean)

Sunday 29th March – Deal Station Gardening Group 10:30 to 12:30

Please let Sonja know if you can make it station@dealwithit.org.uk

Sunday 12th April – Sandown Castle Community Beach Clean, 9:30am Sandown Castle end of Deal Beach. Part of Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean Series

Bank Holiday Monday 13th April – Captain’s Garden Open Day 10:30 to 3pm Deal Castle

Sunday 19th April – East Kent Permaculture Gathering/Picnic Stream Community Garden Whitstable 11am to 2pm

·       Please register interest at

·       We will organise a car share from Deal – please email info@dealwithit.org.uk if either you need a share or willing to give a lift

·       Poster enclosed

·       Please bring something to eat

A supportive Bioregional network to help make Permaculture more visible and accessible and to share inspiration

Activities:

·       Tour of Garden

·       Short session to meet each other.

·       Short talks on a range of Permaculture subjects:

·       What is Permaculture?

·       Vegan organics.

·       Pollinators

·       Children in Permaculture

·       Low carbon Living

·       Foraging

·       Things you can do in a small garden

·       Hot drinks available

·       Donations welcome toward Streamwalk Community garden and East Kent Permaculture Network

·       PLEASE BOOK A PLACE AT:

·       https://permaculturepicnic.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 9th May – Spring Deal Seedy Saturday (Dig for Victory ??) 10:30am Landmark Garden

Bank Holiday Monday 25th May – Walmer Castle Community Beach Clean 9:30am

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Deal Beach Clean 2nd Feb 2020

Thank you to our 50 volunteers on today's Deal Beach Clean who collected 18.6kgs (mainly small plastic).

The Marine Conservation Society logging also happened which found 1.2kilos of small plastic in a 100m stretch of the beach.

A number of Cleaners found some Palm Oil today (which is poisonous to dogs) so please let any doggy friends know.

Also Found the address book and bag in photo.

Our next clean is on March 22nd March 9:30am Sea Café Walmer Green





Deal Hop Farm Launchs its 4th Season - Thursday 6th Feb 6:30pm

Deal Hop Farm - The community hop growing project in and around Deal - Has its Fourth season Launch on Thursday 6th Feb at the LightHouse Pub, The Strand Walmer at 6:30pm

The project which involved in 2019 over 250 sites & involved some 380 people in the area is a patchwork farm made up of people's back gardens, allotments and community spaces.

further info - email info@dealhopfarm.org.uk or Facebook Page Deal Hop Farm




Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kent Community Owned Energy - Canterbury Meetings 17/18 January



Help tackle the climate emergency, bring more money into our local area and improve life for people who live and work here.

The Centre for Sustainable Energy would like to invite you to come and find out more about an opportunity to get involved in Community Energy in Kent. Hear about what community energy groups across the country are doing and how you could help bring a 5 MW solar farm into community ownership. It’s a great opportunity to bring over £1million investment into our local area, and there’s plenty of support available to make it happen. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.

When: Friday 17th January, 1-3pm or Saturday 18th January 10:30am-12:30pm


Or call to book your place on 01179 341400 (ask for the communities team).



Deal With Whats On in January 2020



Monday 13th January – Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall 6:30pm (Transition Dover event)

Monday 13th January – East Kent Against Fracking AGM 7.30pm Landmark Centre

Tuesday 14th January – Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish

Thursday 16th January - Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish

Friday 17th January – Kent Community Energy presentation Canterbury 1pm

Tuesday 21th January – Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish

Weds 22nd January – East Kent Climate Action Group, 7pm Dealability (meets every fortnight)

Weds 22nd January – Kent Fisheries & Me (Guardians of the Deep) 6:30pm Landmark Centre
[IFCA – Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Kent]

Thursday 23rd January - Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish

Thursday 23rd January – Deal Station Garden Group 2pm

Sunday 26th January – Deal Hop Farm AGM 4pm Landmark Centre

Saturday 1st February – Designing creative spaces for children with Permaculture
New School Canterbury book here

Sunday 2nd February – Deal Community Beach Clean 10am Deal Pier
(part of Marine Conservation Society survey)

Tuesday 4th February – Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish (then every Tues)

Wednesday 5th February – Landmark Garden Group 10am to 12 (1st Weds of each Month)

Thursday 6th February - Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle 10am to 12ish (then every Thurs)

Thursday 6th February Deal Station Clean up Crew 2:30pm

Thursday 6th February – East Kent Permaculture Gathering (Canterbury Please email for details)

Thursday 6th February – Deal Hop Farm Season IV Launch meeting Lighthouse pub 6:30pm

Thursday 6th February – East Kent Permaculture Gathering (Canterbury Please email for details)

Saturday 15th February – Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall Dover 1pm (Transition Dover)

Saturday 15th February – Guardians of Deep Conference Pines Calyx St Margarets TBC

Tuesday 18th February – Coastal Guardians Training 1pm Landmark
This is the last one !

Saturday 22nd February – Deal Seedy Saturday 10:30am Landmark Garden

(please bring/donate labelled seeds + DHF Rhizome pickup day)

Sunday 22nd March – Walmer Community Beach Clean Sea Café 9:30am
(part of Great British Spring Clean)

Sunday 12th April – Sandown Castle Community Beach Clean, 9:30am Sandown Castle end of Deal Beach. Part of Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean Series

Bank Holiday Monday 13th April – Captain’s Garden Open Day 10:30 to 3pm Deal Castle

April – East Kent Permaculture Gathering Whitstable TBC

Saturday 9th May – Spring Deal Seedy Saturday (Dig for Victory ??) 10:30am Landmark Garden

Bank Holiday Monday 25th May – Walmer Castle Community Beach Clean 9:30am

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year's Day Deal Beach Clean


Deal With It - Deal's local green community group - held its first community beach clean on New Year's Day. 

Over 75 people volunteered their time and in little over an hour collected some 80kgs of rubbish was collected.


During 2019 the group ran 15 Beach Cleans which collected over 584kilos of rubbish and involved some 764 volunteers who donated 1502 hours of work to the community & our beach.


The next community clean will again be at Deal Pier on Sunday 2nd February starting at 10am. This clean is part of a national survey of the UK's beaches run by the Marine Conservation Society

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Xmas Walmer Beach Clean 15th Dec 2019

Thank you to our 32 volunteers on today's Xmas Community Beach Clean on Walmer Beach 

22kgs of rubbish picked and we were very lucky with the weather. 

Big thanks to Nush and Hut 55 café for very kindly providing teas & coffees to go with the mince pies for our beach cleaners. 

Our next clean on New Year's Day 1st Jan 2020 at 10am meeting at Deal Pier

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Deal With It - Whats on in December


EVENTS 2019

Saturday 30th Nov – Xmas Eco Fair at the Landmark Centre 10am to 1pm
Lots of stalls of plastic free produce & ideas for xmas. Organised by East Kent Climate Action

Saturday 30th Nov – Mass Tree Planting in North Deal Rec from 10am
Please bring tools – there is about 80 trees to plant. Organised by North Deal Recreation Park Group

Tuesday 3rd December – Captains Garden Garden Group 10am to Noon (Depends on weather)

Weds 4th December – Landmark Garden 10:30 to 12:30 – Garden Tidy up

Thursday 5th December – Captains Garden Garden Group 10am to Noon (Depends on weather)

Thursday 5th December – Deal Station Garden 2pm to 4pm
Litter pick/tidy up of station area and continuing to work in new triangle area. Please bring tools

Tuesday 10th December – Captains Garden Garden Group 10am to Noon (Depends on weather)

Thursday 12th December – Captains Garden Garden Group 10am to Noon (Depends on weather)

Sunday 15th Dec – Walmer Beach Clean 10am (Hut55 + Mince Pies & Teas)
Please bring a mug for a free drink from Hut55 (tea or filtered coffee) we will also have a mix of vegan, veggie, Gluten free mince pies

Tuesday 17th December – Captains Garden Garden Group 10am to Noon (Depends on weather)

Thursday 19th December – Captains Garden Garden Group 10am to Noon (Depends on weather)

Saturday 21st Dec – Winter Solstice Celebration @Landmark Garden 5:30pm to 7pm
Mulled drinks, food, music, storytelling and company to gather and celebrate another year of great green community activities.

Please bring a jar and tea light so we can cover the garden & chase away the darkness.

Also we are asking people to please to bring a mug and if you are making/donating eats please label what’s in them 😊

If you got some spares you can donate please leave them in the garden by the planter

Weather dependent … if bad we will have a drink and music in the Landmark Bar

Weds 1st Jan 2020 – New Year Deal Beach Clean 10am Deal Pier

Mon 13th Jan 2020 – Dover Repair Café 6pm Biggin Hall (org by Transition Dover)


Tues 28th Jan 2020 – East Kent Permaculture Network meet & eat 6pm Canterbury

Thurs 6th Feb – Deal Hop Farm Season IV launch meeting Lighthouse 6:30pm

Sat 15th Feb 2020 – Guardians of Deep Conference at Pines Calyx




Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sandown Castle Beach Clean 17th Nov




Thank you to our 35+ volunteers on this morning Beach Clean at Sandown Castle.

Lovely still morning with great views across the Channel- over 18kgs rubbish collected

Our next community beach clean is on Sunday 15th December meeting at 10am at Hut55 on Walmer Beach - We will have teas/Coffee + mince pies for afterwards (please bring a mug)








Thursday, November 7, 2019

Deal Station Triangle Tidy 7th Nov

Thank you to our 30 volunteers on this morning's litter pick and tidy of the wooded Triangle parcel of land nxt to Platform 2 at Deal Rail Station.

We were joined by volunteers from National Rail - between us we filled four x 1 ton builders bags of rubbish and cleared paths to allow future picks.





The land is going to be leased to Deal With It for 2years. The idea is to do monthly picks at the site as well as carrying out a full wildlife and habitat survey with a view a producing a long term management plan in 2020 to enhance the site's ecology.

Next litter pick / tidy up will be on Thursday 5th December at 10:30