Newsletter 15/11/16

Hi all, I know it was a month ago, but once again many thanks to all of you who supported our communal meal. It was indeed a lovely evening.

 We are continuing the work on our new allotment and have already dug many beds and cleared the sheds and the greenhouse. It’s coming along brilliantly. We have learned a lot in our first year  and continue to learn more every week so next year our produce will be even more plentiful and successful.
We will continue on Pat’s allotment next week also so might split the group for Sunday. The usual time 10am Payers park, don’t be shy anyone new who would like to come along. We have tea and everything. ..
We would like to invite suggestions of what we can grow come the spring and what we can be planting now. So do email back to Folkestonecantiaci@gmail.com with any words of wisdom, or even crazy ideas, I, for one, want to try sweet potatoes!! Here’s hoping.
In the meantime we have not forgotten Paddlesworth Farm and have a new plan to approach them once again with a further view to increasing our volunteering workforce. The potential here is great so all efforts to get some new volunteers are being explored, including perhaps getting a Cantiaci Bus/minivan (kindly donated by a local business?).
We’re hosting an environmental discussion and film showing evening on Thursday 24th November 7pm at Family, Thanks to Jeremy for kindly donating his place for the evening.
See you all Sunday or at Family on the 24th
Kath

Newsletter 16/10/16

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Hi to all, sorry its been so long since an update email but here we go now.

The seed bomb workshop was a great success, thank to all involved.
We have now taken over the east cliff allotments and are in the process of becoming a community interest company. This is an exciting opportunity and we will see what develops… updates to follow.
We have already dug over two beds on the new allotment in Newington and have the rest of the area ready for digging over. Pat’s allotment is a continuing harvest and we will soon be re-planting and planning for the next season.
This Thursday 20th October, we will be hosting a communal meal using our own produce.. for anyone and everyone who wants to come along, it will be on a “pay as you feel or can afford” basis. This takes place in Kipps Alehouse at 7pm. It will also be a good opportunity to celebrate our achievements this year.
So, see you all Thursday.
Kath

Newsletter 31/08/16

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 Hey everyone,  The compost has arrived at Payers, we need a wheelbarrow.. yesterday if not sooner, or two. so if anyone locally can donate one or loan us one or knows where we can steal one we could use it straight away as we need to start moving it today and tomorrow. 
Speaking of tomorrow Thursday at space 6pm.  Rebecca I believe you offered to bring your staple gun. we have the liners and will get that done and hopefully filled with compost. A couple of shovels if anyone can bring also.
I think a painted poster for the seedbomb workshop is required for the on the day event. James P perhaps we can talk about it and I can send you the fabulous printed poster, Dave has already done.
Newington has produced some very good veg and the harvest is upon us. The second rather large allotment at Newington is underway and we have made good headway on the clear up thanks to some new volunteers. Mike is also going back and forth taking the rubbish away which is great and Frank will be bringing his strimmer on Sunday. To the new volunteers.. we found it very helpful to take ownership of a small plot each at Pat’s allotment and this is something you can do at the new allotment, you then grow what you want and it makes it far more interesting.
We are hoping to organise a communal meal somewhere around the 14th Sept onward. We have enough produce to create some great dishes and it will be nice to celebrate a very good first harvest from just a small core group.  It has been great to see what we have achieved in such a short time. We are all learning so much as we go and next year will be even better.
There are a couple of other projects on the horizon, but T.M.I at the moment, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We need more actual volunteers and not the fair weather variety. So get some gloves and come on out.
NB: Folkestone in Transition are re-launching, Wednesday 7th Sept, 7pm. Sunflower house. Also on Tuesday 20th Sept screening TRASHED at Sunflower house. 7pm.
See the usual variety on Thursday and Sunday.
Kath