Community allotment working mornings

Reduce your energy use with our free studies

Recycling plant visit invitation

New neighbours!

Recycling plant visit invitation

On Friday 20th November, we are visiting the recycling plant at Allington, near Maidstone. The facility takes non-hazardous waste from…

New neighbours!

Folkestone in Transition will hopefully have a new neighbour shortly, with the establishment of a Transition group in Dover. This…

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Community allotment working mornings

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We’ve two working mornings coming up on our Folkestone in Transition community allotment at Newington, just outside the town. These are on Sunday 24th and Sunday 31st January, from 10am to 12.30pm. This is an excellent chance to visit our large plot and see if you’d like to be involved. Among the tasks that need…

Reduce your energy use with our free studies

Thermal image

We’ve this year’s thermal image project kicking off week starting 18th January for a fortnight where we offer local residents a free study of heat loss from their homes. Our volunteers, for the fifth year, will perform informal heat loss surveys of homes across the district during evenings, using a thermal image camera on loan…

Recycling plant visit invitation

Sunflower House Community May 15

On Friday 20th November, we are visiting the recycling plant at Allington, near Maidstone. The facility takes non-hazardous waste from households and businesses in Kent and the surrounding area for recycling and energy recovery. The EfW facility has an annual capacity of 500,000 tonnes, with a further 25,000 – 65,000 tonnes of sorting and processing…

New neighbours!

Dover Transition screen shot

Folkestone in Transition will hopefully have a new neighbour shortly, with the establishment of a Transition group in Dover. This is great news and would fill in a gap on this stretch of the Kent coast as there is also the highly active Transition Hythe group to our west and Deal with IT group to…

The art of forest gardening revealed

Nigel (second right) with some of Sunday's team

Our working group visit last Sunday to the forest garden in Woodchurch proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable and informative outing on a lovely late summer day. A 20+ year labour of love by our good friend, Nigel Jennings, this plot of almost 2.5 acres comprises an evolving forest garden, orchard and pond. Nigel provided…

Forest garden invitation

Some of the attendees of our forest gardening visit last Summer

Come and join us for a day of fruit picking in the lovely forest garden of our good friend, Nigel Jennings. A number of people have already visited the garden for a tour, so will know what a wonderful creation this is. Located in Woodchurch, there will be ample time for touring the garden and…

The Organic Gardener

Autumn on the community allotments

Tynwald squashes

Our two local transition groups have community allotments in Folkestone (Newington/Peene, just outside the town) and in Hythe (the garden at Tynwald Residential Home). The former has been run for the last couple of years, the latter for the last four or five years. Tynwald is a registered charity and doesn’t have the funds to…

Projects

Community allotment

We have had our community allotment for a couple of years now. It is a large plot on the allotments at Newington, just outside Folkestone (near Peene). There was a lot of work needed at the outset, including clearing, weeding, building raised beds and mending the shed. However, it has proved to be an enjoyable,…

Thermal image study

Folkestone in Transition has had access to a thermal image camera from Kent County Council for the last five years. Each year, we seek people who would like to have their houses tested for heat loss. This has been via the local press, through other groups such as the Hythe Civic Society and Rotary Club…

Inner Transition and reskilling

Passing on skills and transition of the individual are important parts of the Transition movement and we want to embrace them within Folkestone in Transition. There are likely to be elements of this within most or all of our general projects but we are also looking to run a series of courses. Those courses will…

Bug hotels

Using a collection of pallets and other material, there are now bug hotels in a number of sites in and around the area. The first two were at Folkestone Academy Primary School and St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, followed by Hythe Bay School. Bug hotels provide a place to hibernate for our threatened insect life and…

Folkestone Ecobags

We would love to drive plastics bags out of Folkestone so we are planning our first Folkestone in Transition ecobags. These will be made entirely from recycled materials, such as old jeans, other clothes and curtains. These ‘bespoke bags are beautiful and sturdy, surely a ‘must have’ environmentally friendly local fashion item! To this end,…