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Gain an insight into electronics recycling

We have a visit organised to SWEEEP which is a hi-tech recycling plant for waste electronic products based in Sittingbourne. http://www.sweeepkuusakoski.co.uk/. The website includes a couple of introductory videos and background on the plant (which runs on 100 per cent renewable energy).  The trip will give a fascinating look at what happens at the end of life to…

Film showing: Demain

Hosted by our good friends, Sustainability Connections, Demain was winner of Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars) and is distributed in the UK by the Transition Network. Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve today’s ecological, economic and social crises. After a special briefing for…

Free heat loss studies

During evenings in January, volunteers with Transition Hythe will again be conducting informal heat loss surveys of homes in Shepway District using a thermal image camera provided by Kent County Council. This camera can pinpoint “hot spots” on dwellings which often suggest simple measures which could improve the comfort of residents and reduce heating costs.…

Join a gleaning day to rescue local produce

This is a busy time of year for gleaning and there is plenty of produce that is going to waste on farms in our area. If you would like to be involved in rescuing this for good causes then it couldn’t be easier. It is a sociable, healthy and worthwhile pursuit. To join a gleaning…

Join us with your produce, plants and seeds

On Saturday 8th October, from 10am to 12.30pm, we will be holding another of our plant, seed and produce swaps. This will be outside the town hall in the centre of the High Street, at the Undercroft. Come along, bring anything you’d like to swap, and go away with new items and, usually, plenty of tips and…

Another apple press success!

For the third year, the sun shone on our apple press day in Hythe High Street. We had a great time, meeting many familiar and new people, with lots bringing apples and mucking in with creating the lovely, fresh apple juice. The press itself was a particular draw for kids, with lots of enthusiastic chopping…

Forest garden working party invitation

There’s another opportunity to visit the lovely, fascinating forest garden in Woodchurch for a working day or half day of End of Summer tasks. This is well worth doing, as those who have seen Nigel’s labour of love will know, and it will include a tour and explanation of this form of gardening. The dates…

Foraging blog: Elderberries

In the first of a regular blog, George Kirby considers the delights of elderberries and provides a recipe for a traditional vinegary sauce Late summer days are still warm, and in the hedgerows the berries are ripening. It’s generally too early for nuts – not that we can persuade the squirrels to agree with us…

A busy Hythe Festival fortnight

We have a range of events in this year’s Hythe Festival. Learn about bees, visit the community garden, take tea on the canal side, and join us at the Free for All on the Green event. On Wednesday 6th July, we’ve a talk by Nicki Gammans, who is running the scheme to reintroduce the short-haired…

Transition Hythe forthcoming meetings

We’ve two get-togethers coming up, one related to the overall health and direction of the group, the other looking specifically at all things to do with recycling and waste in the area. On Saturday 25th June join us for the first of what are meant to now be quarterly get-togethers. We’ll have a quick review…