Thursday, February 8, 2018

Deal With It - Feb 2018 Update

Well 2018 has started well: We had over 30 people at our annual gathering in January and produced a good list of ideas to make Deal Plastic Free.

The next day we had over 70 people on our first beach clean and ran out of sign up sheets and pickers. Local Ukulele players have come to our rescue - the Landmark Uke Club and The Sunshine Ukes have donated £200 each so we are getting another 25 pickers. Lovely community support.

The Deal Hop Farm had 40 people at their AGM on the 28th and there is a lot of enthusiasm for its second season. The Hop Farm has been invited to grow hops at Deal Castle’s Captain’s Garden and we are looking at ways in which this can be broaden into a small community garden with EH.

Finally our colleagues in Transition Dover had a wonderful 1st Repairs Café - well done to them on a great initiative plus the second one is on the 27th March.

Tuesday 6th Feb – PlasticFreeDeal – Dealability 43 Victoria Rd 7pm

Meetup to progress the ideas from the Annual Gathering on the 13th January. Progress on the REfill project with Kingsdown Environmental Group and looking at some action locally.

Thursday 8th Feb – Deal Hop Farm Season Launch – Lighthouse Pub, The Strand Walmer 6pm

Season Launch meeting for people to come down to hear what the project is all about

Saturday 10th Feb – Deal Hop Farm Info Stall Plus Walmer WI Landmark Garden 10:30-12:30

The Deal Hop Farm have the 1st of a series of info stalls on the project plus colleagues from Walmer WI will be there are part of their national initiative : as part of the NFWI's collaboration with the Climate Coalition, on potential changes to local and global climate change. The theme of the campaign is 'Show The Love' and this is symbolised by the wearing of a green heart, which indicates that we can tackle climate change if enough of us show the love for things around us in the natural world

Saturday 17th Feb – Seedy Saturday @ Landmark Garden 11-1pmOur first seed swap of 2018 – please bring/donate seeds and plants. We will also have stalls from Walmer WI, Deal SE in Bloom, Deal Fair Trade, Bay Trust and the Deal Hop Farm plus music from the Landmark Uke Club

Sunday 18th Feb – Deal Beach Clean Meet Deal Pier 9:30am
This will be our first Marine Conservation Society Clean so we will be logging what we find

Sunday 4th March – Walmer Beach Clean – part of the Great British Spring Clean. Sea Café Walmer Green 9.30am

Thursday 8th March – Tales & Ales @ Alma West Street Deal 7pm

Guardians of the Deep with our own Roisin Murray stories and legends from around our coastline Free but please book tickets here

Tuesday 27th March – Dover Repairs Café. Biggin Hall, Biggin St Dover CT16 1BD 6:30pm
The second instalment of the popular repairs café from Transition Dover

Sunday 15th April – Deal Beach Clean 9.30amArea on beach to be confirmed in March

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