Film showing: Demain

Food Assembly to launch

Join the gleaners to rescue local produce

Apple press day a success

Film showing: Demain

Hosted by our good friends, Sustainability Connections, Demain was winner of Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars)…

Food Assembly to launch

A small team of local residents (Beth Alexander, Charlotte Bean and Maggie Boyle) have been working to bring Folkestone its…

Apple press day a success

Thank you to everyone who came along to our inaugural Folkestone in Transition apple press day. It was a great…

News

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…

Food Assembly to launch

A small team of local residents (Beth Alexander, Charlotte Bean and Maggie Boyle) have been working to bring Folkestone its very own Food Assembly! Maggie explains: “The Food Assembly is an online platform where you can order local, ethical, organic or spray free produce, then collect in person at a weekly market. We are determined…

Join the gleaners 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…

Apple press day a success

Thank you to everyone who came along to our inaugural Folkestone in Transition apple press day. It was a great success, producing lots of lovely, fresh juice for people to taste and take away. A number of people brought apples and it was a team effort to chop, crunch and then press these. Lots of…

Memories of the Leas Pavilion?

Do you have memories of the Leas Pavilion, the beautiful but currently dilapidated former Edwardian theatre on the Leas? Working with the group that is trying to save and renovate the building, we are planning an oral history project and are looking for people to be involved with this. Folkestone in Transition, working with two…

Apple Day on the Harbour Arm

Our good friend, Maggie Boyle, has organised an inaugural Apple Day on the Harbour Arm car park, on Saturday 1st October, from 1pm to 4pm. It includes an apple press, so bring your produce to turn into lovely fresh juice. There will also be apple bobbing, apple-related crafts, an apple pie competition (bring your pies…

The Organic Gardener

Reducing waste in Folkestone: An update

Following the screening of Trashed, a number of us regrouped to consider some of the issues raised by the film. This ‘waste sub-group’ came up with a number of ideas for taking action to reduce waste in our community and we’ve made a start on most of them, so this is an update on progress…

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,…