Do you need to stock up on gardening equipment before we get too far into the new growing season?
Cropwatch Horticulture of Dover is holding an open evening next month where you will be able to buy tools, equipment, fertiliser, pots, seed trays and a range of growing products.
The event takes place at Martin’s Nursery, Poison Cross, Statenborough Lane, Eastry, CT13 0DL, on Monday, March 27 from 6pm to 8pm.
Today’s working party carried on clearing the ground beside the big container so that grass can be sown there in spring.
We had two rotovators in action and a small team of helpers picking up rubble, glass and all manner of other debris in their wake
And this is what it looked like at the end of the morning.
The committee is holding another working party this Saturday (February 18). If you are able to help please meet in the main car park at about 10am.
A 6ft by 8ft greenhouse (with two or three panes of glass broken) and a large compost bin are both on offer free of charge. The owner will help dismantle the greenhouse.
There is some urgency about removal so don’t delay! If you are interested ring 01304 366107.
*Sorry, the greenhouse has now gone.
The committee holds its next meeting on Monday, February 13. If there is anything you would like members to discuss please email the secretary at email@example.com
If you’re a beer lover you may be interested in the latest project of the environmental community group, Deal With It -Transition Deal.
It is launching a community hop growing project, the Deal Hop Farm, which aims eventually to produce a quality Deal beer from hops grown by local people in their own gardens and allotments.
To find out more visit the Deal With It website.
Our annual dinner will take place at Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club, Canada Road, on Friday, March 31, at 7pm for 7.30pm.
We hope many of you will join us for this event which is always a fun evening.
To book your place/s please make your choices from the menu below and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost is £20 per person which must be paid in full by Sunday, March 19.
Whiskey parfait pate with salad garnish and toast
Leek and potato soup
Stuffed chicken with smoked bacon and cream sauce, onion mash and a medley of green vegetables
Slow-cooked beef stew with horseradish mash and green vegetables
Roasted Mediterranean vegetables in cream sauce
Chocolate fondant with cream
Cheese and biscuits: Brie, Cheddar and Stilton with onion chutney and grapes
A small group of committee members and other plot holders set to work this morning filling in potholes on the site’s roads.
They also continued working on the barbecue area by the container .
Just a reminder that if you have some spare time tomorrow morning there is a working party at 10am. Meet in the main car park.
The first working party of 2017 will take place on Saturday, January 28th.
Committee members plan to work on repairs to the road and other maintenance jobs on the site.
If you can spare an hour or two, your help would be gratefully received.
Meet at 10am in the car park.