Moving forwards with Folkestone in Transition

Help us to check our health!

Transition fruit press project

Courses, fruit press, open homes, next steps...

Help us to check our health!

Whether you are actively involved, on the fringes, or just read the emails, would you like to help to review…

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Moving forwards with Folkestone in Transition

Photo courtesy of Cycle Shepway

25 people gathered on Sunday morning for our Transition ‘Health Check’. The aim was to take stock of where we are, look at what we want to prioritise, discuss what has gone well and what have been the challenges, and decide how we want to organise going forwards. There was a lot of enthusiasm for…

Help us to check our health!

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Whether you are actively involved, on the fringes, or just read the emails, would you like to help to review where we’ve got to as a Transition group in Hythe and Folkestone and how – if we want to, of course – we should move forwards? Perhaps using parts of the Transition Network’s ‘Health Check’…

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 hope this will develop into a regular and popular activity. How can you help? George…

Courses, fruit press, open homes, next steps…

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After a busy, successful set of events in the last week or so, it is a good moment to pause for breath and look at what’s next. First, working with our good friend, Ade Jupp, we are devising a next set of talks. These would take the form of a two-part session, with an initial…

A busy schedule – come and join us!

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We’ve a busy couple of weeks of Transition events, in Folkestone and in Hythe, the latter in part due to the Hythe Festival. We’d love to see you for some or all of these. All of the events are free to attend. Saturday 28th June Festival ‘Freshen-up’ 10am-midday, meet at the Tin Tabernacle, Stade Street,…

Volunteers sought for Road of Remembrance project

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“The Road of Remembrance flower bed project” has put out a call for volunteers as prepare to replant the flower bed half way down the road with rosemary. After an initial clearance of the flower bed while the road was closed in March, following the landslip, the final preparation and the replanting will take place…

The Organic Gardener

October Organic Gardening Blog

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Taste and fabulous colour are still on the menu this month. Claudie also looks at how to garden with wildlife in mind. Squashes and pumpkins: A beautiful and tasty winter crop. I’m not talking about the frighteningly insipid Halloween type pumpkins but the far more tasty winter squashes. I love their shape, colour and taste.…

Projects

Thermal image study

Folkestone in Transition 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, we seek people who would like to have their houses tested for heat loss.…

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,…