Monthly Archives: January 2014

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 swathes of allotments. There is no reason why existing areas shouldn’t be opened up again,…

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 monthly basis, often focusing on the beach, but also taking in other areas, including the…

Record turnout for beach clean

Thank you to everyone (more than 50 residents) who turned out for yesterday’s beach clean, making it our largest to date. Aided by mild, sunny weather, more than 100 bags of rubbish were collected from a large stretch of beach, running from Fisherman’s Beach at one end to Seabrook at the other. As always, we…

Learn the ancient art of tree grafting

We are delighted to have enticed back Steve Oram from the Fruit Forum and Peoples’ Trust for Endangered Species to do a repeat of last year’s terrific tree grafting course. This promises to be a fascinating morning again, learning the theory and then the practice of this ancient art. The morning session provides an opportunity…

Growing Organic Vegetables: Introductory session

Just announced: An Introduction to Growing Organic Vegetables. This will be hosted by one of our West Hythe-based Transition members on the morning of Sunday 9th February and includes a tour of her own plot. The session includes: Discussion on advantages/disadvantages of raised beds; What to do now in preparation for the growing season/setting up…