Monday, April 22, 2019

Lots of visitors at the Captain's Garden on Easter Monday

Thank you all our visitors at today's Open Day at the Captain's Garden.

We owe a big thank you to Time & Tide Brewing for not only producing two excellent beers but organising the canning of the ESB today (it arrived at about 11:30 if you missed it) as well the casks tasters

A massive thank you also to all the volunteers from Deal With It, Deal Hop Farm , Eilnor's mini-café and Ben from English Heritage for making it all happen

We think at least 750 people came today and many thanks for £140 in donations for plants 

Volunteer times in the garden are Tuesday and Thursday 10am to Noonish - for more info in getting involved please email

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Open Day at the Captain's Garden - Easter Monday 22nd April

Deal’s Secret Garden Open on Easter Monday

The community volunteers bringing back the Captain’s Garden at Deal Castle into use have an Open Day on Easter Monday, 22nd April from 10:30am to 2pm.

The historic walled garden is normally not open to the public and is an amazing 1.2 acres space in the centre of Deal.

Since December 2017 volunteers from Deal With It and Deal Hop Farm have been recovering a small part of the garden; with a hop garden, wild flower meadow, flower & herb beds, a veg & fruit area and two crop circles of barley.

The initiative is in partnership with English Heritage.

Also at the Open Day, local brewers Time and Tide (brewing partners to the community hop growers in the Deal Hop Farm) will have some the lastest beers using Deal Hop Farm Hops to sample.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Deal With It - April Events listing

Sunday 14th April – Deal Beach Clean (Sandown Castle end) 9:30am
Part of Surfers Against Sewage ‘Big Spring Beach Clean’

Tuesday 16th – Captains Garden Group 10am-12 in the Garden @Deal Castle (then every week)

Thursday 18th - Captains Garden Group 10am-12 in the Garden @Deal Castle (then every week)

Saturday 20th April – Deal Hop Farm Twiddling workshop sessions 11am & Noon

Easter Monday 22nd April – Open Garden at the Captain’s Garden @ Deal Castle

Wednesday 24th April – Deal Climate Emergency meeting Landmark Bar 6pm

Sunday 28th April – Special Deal Beach Clean for World Scouting day

Monday 29th April – Dover Repair Café Biggin Hall Dover 5:30

Wednesday 1st May – Deal Hop Farm meeting 6:30pm The Berry, Walmer

Thursday 2nd May – Clean Up Crew Deal Station 4-6pm Deal Station

Thursday 2nd May – Plastic Free Deal Meeting 6pm Landmark Bar

Monday 6th May – Deal Station Gardening Group 10am Deal Station

Saturday 25th May – Spring Seedy Saturday 10:30 -12:30 Landmark Garden

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May – Walmer Castle Beach Clean, 9:30am Prom nr Car Parks

Monday 3rd June – Deal Station Gardening Group 10am Deal Station

Thursday 6th June – Clean Up Crew Deal Station 4-6pm Deal Station

Sunday 23rd June – Deal Beach Clean – 9:30am Deal Pier

Sunday 23rd June – Deal With It Summer Garden Party @ Landmark Garden 2pm to 4pm (TBC)

Sunday 30th June – Landmark Garden National Garden Scheme (NGS)

Sunday 7th July – Sandown Castle Beach Clean meet at 9:30am

Wednesday 31st July – Get Buzzing at Betteshanger County Park 11am to 3pm

August (Date to be confirmed) – Walmer Beach Clean meet at Sea Café 9:30am

September 15th – Great British Beach Clean (MCS) Deal Pier 9:30

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Deal #BigSpringBeachClean Sunday 14th April 2019

Massive thank you to our 103+ volunteers on today's Deal Beach Clean at Sandown. 
A fantastic turnout despite that cold wind from the east! 

This was part of the national #BigSpringBeachClean happening at over 300+ beaches around the UK this weekend - organised nationally by Surfers Against Sewage environmental charity 

We collected 118kilos of rubbish, only 4kilos which we can recycle but lots and lots of smaller pieces of plastic.  

We also found lot of random stuff - Golf balls, ghost fishing tackle, one slipper, discarded angling line and a small plastic mouse, 

Thanks as always to the organising team today; Vicky, Colin, Tony, Rose, Wendy, Nick, Paul and Graham. 

Next Clean is at Walmer Castle on 27/5