Sunday, November 20, 2016

Xmas Deal Beach Clean - 4th Dec Sunday

Our Beach Clean will be one Sunday 4th December meeting at Deal Pier at 10am - This one is a pop-up clean and will last 1-1.5 hrs. Pickers, Gloves, Bags all supplied - Please dress for the weather. Xmas hats always welcome

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Deal With It Stall at #IWillWeek

We have a stall at the #IWillWeek next Thursday 24th Nov - at the Linwood Youth Centre nr Victoria Park

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Deal With It Planning Meeting - Tuesday 15th Nov

We have a open meeting at Deal-ability on Victoria Rd Deal on Tuesday 15th Nov at 7pm.

This is an open meeting to look at ideas and projects that we could initiate in the town to make it a more sustainable community.

Some of these ideas came out of our recent transition supper but please free feel to bring ideas along

The key thing for these ideas is that things that we can do rather than expecting someone else to do; not 'they should do this' but 'We/I can do this'

All Welcome - Tea and Cakes

  • Fixing/Repair cafe
  • Distributed urban farm - workshops on food
  • Local food buying Coop
  • Deal Virtual Hop Farm/Beer
  • Using the Sea - sustainable fishery / Marine Conservation Zone
  • Deal With It's Identity - Logo / Website / getting the message over
  • Park and ride - whitfield - reduce traffic in Deal
  • Town Litter Picks 
  • Swap Shop
  • Havesting Garden fruit - jams & preserves
  • Garden Share renewal
  • Opportunities around Betteshanger Development part 2
  • Eating less meat - Carrot Mobs
  • Re-use area attached to recycling centre
  • Community Orchard /Patchwork farm
  • Community Stories - links with older generation
  • Skill swaps
  • Local Energy Company

Monday, November 7, 2016

Deal With It - Autumn Celebration

We had a wonderful time at the Landmark Garden on Saturday at our Autumn Celebration:
Imogen's Mini Jackets with hedgerow sauce went down very well, as did our array of cakes with gleaned apples. Fiona from Kent Energy Champions did a great trade in energy monitors and we had colleagues from Deal Farmers Market at their regular market at the Landmark.

A big thank you to the Landmark Ukulele Club of whom 20 played for us in very cold conditions (The club meets every Friday at the Landmark at 10-12 and is free to join & welcomes newbies).

Thanks to everyone who donated food, wood, Fairtrade Chocolate, apples and pears, plants and their time. We raised £82.70 for the Garden

All our photo are here

#BeforeTheFlood Film

Worth a viewing (1:35hr) Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

If you cannot see the embedded video the link is here

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Transition in action: Ungersheim

Great small film on how one village in a ex-mining community responded to climate change and renewal. 
Marie-Monique Robin's new film 'Qu’est-ce qu’on attend‘ (‘What are we waiting for?’) tells the story of Transition in the Alsace village of Ungersheim

Kent Gleaning next week

Please share far and wide! We’ve just discovered TONNES OF APPLES going to waste on 3 more farms in Kent! We’re going on 3 epic missions to save as many as possible of those tasty fruits from going to waste, and we NEED YOUR HELP.

We’re going gleaning on Thursday 10th November, Sunday 13th November AND Tuesday 15th November to farms near Canterbury. We’re inviting volunteers to the farms to help save all those amazing apples for the fantastic charity FareShare. Witness the colossal waste first-hand, and have a great social day out for a fantastic cause.

We cover travel expenses from Ashford, Maidstone, Dover and across Kent – just check with us first. We will aim to run these gleans between 10am-4pm (TBC)

To join any of the upcoming Kentish apple gleans, sign up here!

You will then be sent more info on the gleaning day, closer to the time. For more info, please contact

If you can't join us for this glean, please do sign up to our gleaning list - we're gleaning all round the UK, and we'll let you know when gleaning days are coming up near you:

Gleaning Network is part of From Farm to Food