Thursday, April 28, 2022

Triple Glean 28th April 2022

Thank you to volunteers - Elaine, Lucy, Jack, Clair, Jill, Mark, Linda & Steve - for todays triple glean of spuds, cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli. 

Some 637 kilos of produce going to local food charities: 

  • Dover Foodbank
  • Dover Pantry
  • Deal Salvation Army
  • Deal Age Uk
  • United Families
  • Our Kitchen Thanet
  • Big Drum Canterbury
  • Eythorne Primary
  • Sandown Primary
  • Hornbeam Primary
  • BECHANGE Aylesham

Thanks again for trevor bradley for hosting us

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Felix Cabbage Glean 21st April 2022

Thank you to our gleaning volunteers - Jill, Linda, Elaine w, Elaine m, Lucia, Lucy, Clair & Steve - on todays mega glean for London Food Charity (The Felix project) with colleagues from Hythe.

We gathered one ton of cabbages for Felix plus some 564 kilos of potatoes, cabbages & purple sprouting broccoli for local food charities: 
  • Deal Foodbank
  • Dover Foodbank
  • Our Kitchen Thanet
  • Dover Pantry
  • United Families
  • Deal Salvation Army
  • Eythorne Primary School
  • Hornbeam Primary School
  • Sandown Primary School
  • Big Drum Canterbury

Appreciate the kindness of our farmer hosts trevor and stephen at Boundary Rd Farm 

#gleaning #WeAreGleaners

Monday, April 18, 2022

Captain's Garden Easter Open Day 2022

Thank you to our 377 visitors today to the Captain's Garden.
We hope you enjoyed your visit You donated at least £445 and that is much appreciated by us.

Big thanks to our volunteers who made the day so successful - Penny, Jenny, Lucy, Rafi, Anna, Elinor, Jeremy, Phillipa & Steve plus our colleagues from Tony & Grand-daughter from the beekeepers, Deal Hop Farm and Pick Deal Clean.
Special thanks to our musicians whose tunes went down very well
We are sorting out our Summer Open Day but probably in June

Photo Maddie4Music

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Cabbage Glean 13th April 2022

Thank you to our volunteers Sonja, Clair, Julie, Mark & Steve on today's 514 kilo Potato and Cabbage Glean. Lots of thanks to farmer Trevor at Boundary Rd Farm for hosting us.

Today's total takes us over 6 tons of food saved from waste and supporting food charitiesso far this year.

Food going to Dover Food Bank, Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet, Dover Pantry, Sandwich Pantry, Bechange Community Hub and United Families UK, Sunrise Cafe Dover, Deal Age UK

We are Gleaning cabbages again next Thursday 21st April

Sunday, April 10, 2022

#GreatBritishSpringClean Deal Beach Clean 10th April 2022

Thank you to our 20 volunteers on today's Deal Beach Clean - some 36kilos collected today on the last day of #GreatBritishSpringClean #PickDealClean. 

Lots of high water plastic today and plastic remains of fireworks 

Our next Community Beach Clean is on Sunday 29th May at Walmer Castle Beach at 9:30am

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Deal Pier Beach Clean postponed to 10th April

We have decided to postpone tomorrows beach clean at Deal Pier to the following Sunday 10th April - apologies COVID related.... 

Next Sunday is still part of the #GreatBritishSpringClean. 

If you feel like beach cleaning tomorrow our colleagues at Kingsdown have their beach clean from 10:30am

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Triple Glean 24th March 2022

Thank you to our triple gleaning team - Jill, Lucy, Clair, Elaine, Sarah & Steve - some 528kgs of spuds & cabbage plus 20 boxes of purple sprouting broccoli. 

Massive thanks yet again to Boundary Rd Farm for their generousness 

All going to local food charities this week
  •  Deal Foodbank, 
  • Sandwich Pantry 
  • Dover Pantry 
  • Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet , 
  • Bechange Community Hub ,
  • Dover FB, 
  • 3xPrimary schools, 
  • The bigdrumcafe
  •  United Families UK

Gleaning on the 31st ... contact for details

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Wassailing at the Captains Garden

Thank you to everyone (some 287 of you) who came Wassailing today at the Captains Garden - A lovely welcome to the start of our Orchard & a good wake up for our Hops! 

Big thanks to the Deal Hop Farm Scratch band (esp Steve Grayland & Rose Dowd for the research, music & organising) for running the music and celebration despite the windy conditions. 

Big thanks to Kerry from Time & Tide Brewing for the samples to toast with, our beekeepers Tony & granddaughter, Lyn from NGS, the volunteers from the DHF for running their stall (Marita, Jane, John & Charles) and our great captains garden volunteers (Penny, Jenny, Rafi, Elieen, Lucy & Steve) for everything els

Our next Open Day will be on Easter Monday 18th April

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Walmer Beach Clean 13th March 2022

Thank you to our 30 volunteers to today's Walmer Beach Beach - some 37kgs of rubbish removed from the beach today.

Our next beach Clean is at Deal Pier on Sunday 3rd April and is part of the #GreatBritishSpringClean . There is about 10 picks & other events happening that week (26th March to 4th April) in the town plus many more in the district #pickdealclean

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Glean 3rd March

Thank you to our gleaning volunteers Elaine, Jill, Lucy & Steve on today's Purple Sprouting Broccoli & Potato Glean in Preston - About 340kgs of spuds and 51 kgs of broccoli.

This is going to 10 local food charities this week Deal Foodbank, Dover Pantry, Sunrise Cafe, Dover, Bechange, @AgeUk, Dover Foodbank, Deal Salvation Army, Hornbeam and Sandown Primary Schools #gleaning #WeAreGleaners

Monday, February 28, 2022

Fareshare Cabbage Glean 28th Feb 2022

Thank you to our volunteers (Clair, Sarah G, Sarah L, Sonja, Julie, Elaine, Lucy, Sally, Tim, Renate & Steve) on today cabbage glean for @FareShareKent we collected about 750kgs today from a farm in Stourmouth. 

We have Gleaned 4 tons of food so far in 2022!

Thx to Trevor Bradley at Boundary Road Farm for hosting us