We have Dover Beekeepers with us on our Open Day at the Captain's Garden on Sunday 29th August
You Can book a place here or turn up on the day
Next Clean is at Walmer Castle Beach on Sunday 6th June - part of the #GBSpringClean #PickDealClean
please book here
PICK DEAL CLEAN
This is a facebook group set up by Helen Charlton of the Clean Up Crew, Linda Ford of Sandown Castle Community Garden and ourselves to link all together the individuals and groups doing litter picks in the town and work with DDC to reduce the levels of litter in the town
April has been the first month we logged our activity:
The group has virtual gathering this Sunday 16th at 7pm – Meeting Link
The group is planning a two action days during the #GBSpringClean on 9th June and xxxx plus a final tally on the 13th June at 4:30pm on the beach opposite Deal Castle plus a number of pop-up events in the town.
COMMUNITY BEACH CLEANS
We had a good pilot beach clean in April and have two setup (you MUST book in advance) to support the Great British Spring Clean.
Bank Holiday Monday – 31st May Sandown Castle Beach – Book here
Sunday 6th June – Walmer Castle Beach – Book here
We hope to release dates for the rest in June
CLEAN UP CREW
The Monthly cleans at Deal Station have been going since the rule of 6 was reinstated – 1st Thursday of every month at 2pm Plus one 2 weeks after during busy periods
Deal Town Council is working with external training provider, Treeconomics, to deliver virtual i-Tree Eco training to tree surveyors. The aims of the training are:· To enable the tree surveyors to utilise the i-Tree Eco online software to map the current tree stock across Deal, Mongeham, Sholden & Walmer.
Our first field harvest today - some 375 kilos of Cauliflowers gleaned by our volunteers Julie, Jill, Sally, Lucy, Tim & Steve.
Many thanks to Trevor and Stephen Bradley at Boundary Road Farm for their kind donation
Cauliflowers are going to
The project was started in 2017 and in 2020 had some 265 sites in and around the town (people's back gardens, allotments and community spaces) with about 400 local people involved.
Last year the group harvested an impressive 211 kilos of hops and to date its brewing partners have produced over 65k pints of 14 different beers using its hops
To kick the season off it has two virtual meetings aimed at new members and those who want to find out a bit more.
Please register at the eventbrite sites for details of the Zoom meetings
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GLEANING NEWSThe 2021 Gleaning Season has officially started – we did our first one this week under the COVID regulations – 240kilos of Potatoes collected.
COVID & VolunteeringThe new lockdown and advice on avoidable contact has meant we have to review our risk assessment for the gleans, especially with the more dangerous period that we are in.
GLEAN 21/1/2021Looks like potatoes and possibly some Kale – If you can make Thursday and have a current Test please let me know
Organisational ChangesAs well as being part of the national gleaning network, We work closely with our friends in Hythe (Hythe Environmental Community Group).
It's a sunny afternoon. I venture down an alley unvisited before on foot - I have, rather naughtily already been through on my bike a week or two earlier.
What a site I have missed when I pedalled at speed to avoid being caught! But surely, my misdemeanor pales into insignificance compared with this collection, fenced off from the path? There's a primary school nearby: no doubt children use that footpath.
What kind of message about our environment is this mind-boggling collection giving our young people?
Christmas. A storm. Veolia operatives almost overwhelmed with the stacks of recycling to be collected.
Upending boxes at dusk, thousands of paper and plastic scraps float and land in the vegetation-clogged gutters of our town.
The mashup of debris becomes part of the landscape. Do we even notice anymore, as we get our daily exercise, walking the sad streets?
Where does the environment that we all care about so deeply start and finish? Does it include that mucky gutter?