New Blog: The Organic Gardener

Many Hythe Transition members will have come to know Claudie and her wonderful organic garden in West Hythe through the…

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New Blog: The Organic Gardener

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Many Hythe Transition members will have come to know Claudie and her wonderful organic garden in West Hythe through the visits that she has hosted. We’re delighted that she has offered to write a regular blog. Here is an introduction…

The art and science of forest gardening

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The theory and practice of forest gardening was revealed on our Transition Hythe visit to Woodchurch. Owner, Nigel, gave a tour of his two hectare plot, sharing his love and passion for his creation and explaining the ‘seven layers’ idea…

Transition fruit press project

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We have kicked off a project to acquire – and make use of – a fruit press. This would be a great way to make more of the (usually generous) crop of apples and pears on garden fruit trees. We…

A packed schedule coming up

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We’ve a busy couple of weeks of Transition Hythe events, in part due to the Hythe Festival, of which we are one part. We’d love to see you for some or all of these. All of the events are free…

Another successful beach clean

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Undeterred by a short, sharp downpour, our band of volunteers tackled the beach from Seabrook to Hythe on Saturday morning on our latest litter-pick. The session highlighted the amount of rubbish on this stretch of coastline, with no sign of…

The latest Transition Free Press is out now!

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We’ve just received the latest edition of Transition Free Press and are looking for outlets around the area to spread the Transition message. Do you know anywhere that would take some – a doctors’ surgery, café, pub, library, station waiting…

World Oceans Day Litter-Pick announced

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Our next monthly littler-pick, appropriately, will be on Saturday 7th June, which is World Oceans Day. We’ll focus on the beach from Seabrook to Hythe, meeting at the car park at the east end of Prince’s Parade from 10am to…

Projects

Thermal imaging

Transition Hythe has had access to a thermal image camera from Kent County Council for the last four years and we completed the latest set of visits for this highly successful project at the end of February 2014. Each year,…

Renewables

We have a sub-group looking at renewables projects in the town and surrounding area. Here in Shepway, there are a lot of natural resources – wind, water – and a need for jobs. However, it seems the only way that…

Inner Transition and reskilling

Passing on skills and transition of the individual are important parts of the Transition movement and we have embraced them within Transition Hythe. Clearly, there are elements of this within most or all of our general projects but we have…

Bug hotels

Using a collection of pallets and other material, there are now bug hotels in a number of sites in and around Hythe. The first two were at Folkestone Academy Primary School and St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, followed by Hythe Bay…

Ecobags

We have been doing our bit over the last couple of years to drive plastics bags out of Hythe. We kicked off in Autumn 2012 when we launched our first Transition Hythe ecobags. This followed a supply of 50 jute…

Community growing

We would love to greatly extend the amount of food that is grown within the community. At one time, post-war, a large amount of food was grown in the town but, through development, most growing areas were lost, including large…

Litter picks

Of all our activities, the litter picks are the ones that have mobilised the most people. A conservative estimate is 300 people having been involved in one or more of these. We have held them on a more or less…

Local retailer scheme

The transition scheme is always looking at ways to encourage the use of local shops. As with so many High Streets, Hythe is under pressure from online alternatives and mega-stores (the arrival of the huge Sainsbury’s was a blow). A…