Deal Hop Farm - a Community Hop growing project in and around Deal is Launching its second season this week.
We have a Launch Meeting at the Lighthouse Pub on the Strand Walmer on Thursday 8th Feb at 6pm plus there will be two information stalls at the Landmark Garden 10:30-12:30 on Saturday 10th and 17th Feb. Anyone wanting to find out more about the project are very welcome.
In 2017 we had 130 gardens, allotments and community gardens/spaces involved (with over 200 people actively participating). Our first Harvest produced 75kilos of hops which out Brewing partners Ripple Steam Brewery produced some 5,600pints of Hopping M.A.D - Made Around Deal (green hopped beer) which was available in some 35 pubs in East Kent.
Members got a discounted case of the bottled version and the Brewery donated casks to our Oktoberfest celebration of our first season.
For full details see the farm's facebook group and page or email firstname.lastname@example.org