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September 2019

Our Sustainable Planet

26th September 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, John's Place, Bohemia Rd
Hastings, TN34 1ET United Kingdom
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Free - Donations welcome

CLIMATE CHANGE, the reality we face. Global warming, the Arctic and Antarctic ice melting, glaciers melting, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, climate refugees and mass migrations, eroding soils and land desertification, food security, poorer communities and water shortages, extreme weather, flooding and droughts and marine pollution. At this event, we will address these issues. We will watch a short UNESCO film and documentary showing some of these catastrophic consequences for the environment, local communities, societies and economies. We will watch real testimonies of…

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A Big Plant with a Stick up the Middle

27th September 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road
Hastings, TN35 5BH
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FREE ENTRY

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. Tree life - an introduction An introductory talk by artist and tree surgeon, Jim Roseveare. Using specially selected timber we will look at the fascinating inner world of trees. How is wood made? How long can a tree grow? How does a tree adapt to its environment?  The Woodland Trust Tree Charter petition will be available to sign - the charter for trees, woods and people. Our right to the benefits of trees and woods.  

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Fungi Walk with Geoff Dann in Alexandra Park

27th September 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexandra Park, St Helen's Rd
Hastings, TN34 2LQ
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FULLY BOOKED

A walk in Alexandra Park with Fungi expert Geoff Dann learning about mushrooms. Alexandra Park is very interesting from a mycological point of view, partly because there is such a wide variety of trees, including many conifers which attract a big range of symbiotic partners. Two nationally rare species fruit every year, and I’ve seen well over a hundred over the years I’ve been dog-walking there, including at least 30 edible species. We’ll cover everything we find that I am able to identify in the…

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Warrior Square Station Community Garden open day

28th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Leonards Warrior Square Station Saint Leonards-on-sea, TN37 6HL
FREE
Community_Garden

A special session at Transition Town Hastings' community garden with a guided tour. Come along and say hi to the team tea and cake will be served! Open to all to join with a friendly, relaxed, group of volunteers.   I walk past your garden on my way to work in Kings Road, and I have to say it truly brightens my day! Thank you all for your efforts, and I shall, if it is agreed with your chalk boards, help myself now and again.…

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Rewild Communities at Robsack Wood

28th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Robsack -Meet outside One stop – 2 Bodiam Drive, St Leonards-On-Sea., One Stop, 2 Bodiam Drive
St Leonards-On-Sea,
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FREE
Woodland event

Discovering, protecting and enjoying our local natural space. An opportunity for the communities of Hollington and Robsack to discover, explore and protect their local woodland spaces We will have conservation and woodland management tasks and activities for the whole family. We aim to help make the woodland space a safer and more enjoyable place for families to enjoy. We will also attempt to work together to protect and support the ecosystem of the woodland beyond this event. We will have an opportunity to enjoy the…

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Community Street Audit

28th September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet at lower junction of London Road and Ashburnham Road
FREE

A chance to learn how to evaluate the quality of your streets and spaces from the viewpoint of the people who use them, including safety, air pollution, and ease of walking. Hosted by Hastings Green Party.

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Rewild Communities in Hollington

28th September 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hollington woodland (Tile barn wood), Hollington Skate Park, Wishing Tree Road North
St Leonards on sea,
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FREE
Woodland event

Discovering, protecting and enjoying our local natural space. An opportunity for the communities of Hollington and Robsack to discover, explore and protect their local woodland spaces We will have conservation and woodland management tasks and activities for the whole family. We aim to help make the woodland space a safer and more enjoyable place for families to enjoy. We will also attempt to work together to protect and support the ecosystem of the woodland beyond this event. We will have an opportunity to enjoy the…

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Colombia Day in Hastings

28th September 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Hall, 6 Bank Buildings
Hastings, (between The Body Shop & 1066 Bakery) TN34 1NG
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Free - Donations welcome

Workers Solidarity, Coal Mining & Climate Change An afternoon focused on the political situation in Colombia. With speakers addressing coal mining in Colombia, workers solidary through trade unions, and how these issues relate to climate change. There will also be Latin music, and a street protest led by XR. All welcome, free event, donations accepted, wheelchair accessible.

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Soil, society, sustenance, solutions – Supper event with Tristram Stuart, Craig Sams and Pea Pod Veg.

28th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home Ground Kitchen, Gotham Alley
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HA
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£15

We're really pleased to announce this special event with key speakers discussing issues around sustainable food production, food waste, food sovereignty and soil health. Speakers will be addressing the question of what can we do to support the planet as well as feed a global population. Meet the Speakers: Craig Sams, Founder of Green And Blacks Chocolate and co-founder and Executive Chairman of Carbon Gold Ltd, a carbon sequestration business based on the use of biochar as a soil improver. Tristram Stuart, Food Waste campaigner, founder…

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Green Fingers Community Garden Project

29th September 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Y Centre, St Pauls Road
St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6RS
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FREE
Garden club

Free community garden project on the grounds of the Y Centre. The community garden sessions take place on a Sunday each week 1pm–3pm and Wednesday 11am–3pm. The project is run by The Art Shack, a creative and well-being space. It brings people together to make and create a space from nothing out of nothing. Grow veg and flowers in a calm friendly environment. Just pop along no booking required!

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