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September 2019

Green Fingers Community Garden Project

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Y Centre, St Pauls Road
St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6RS
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FREE
Garden club

This free Green Fingers community garden project is on the grounds of the Y Centre and is run by The Art Shack, a creative and well-being space. The community garden runs on a Sunday each week 1pm–3pm and Wednesday 11am–3pm. 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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The Permaculture Orchard – Free Film Screening

September 24 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Electric Palace Cinema, 39A High St
Hastings, TN34 3ER
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FREE

The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic is a feature-length educational film that will teach you how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. It recognises the limitations of the organic model as a substitute to conventional fruit growing, and want to propose a more holistic, regenerative approach based on permaculture principles. Doors open at 7:15, film starts at 8pm "Beautiful, full of hard-won information, humble, practical." -Eric Toensmeier, co-author, Edible Forest Gardens open-to-the-public - no need to book, first come first served (doors…

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Herb Walk with Ben Fairlight Edwards

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
East Hill Lift Upper Station, Rock-A-Nore Rd
Hastings, TN34 3EG
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FREE

This will be an opportunity to learn the properties of common plants and how they can be made into remedies, lotions and used for first aid. If you are seeking alternatives to buying cosmetics in plastics, this is part of the answer. Ben Fairlight is a font of herbal knowledge, sensitive and good-hearted; generous with sharing his experiences and skill, patient in answering questions, passionate about the local countryside being our own natural apothecary and an advocate for plants needing to be respected and valued.…

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Learn about Hastings Fishing – Guided Walk

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Stade Hall, 20 Rock-A-Nore Rd,
Hastings, TN34 3DW United Kingdom
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Take a guided walk with Yasmin from the Hastings Fisherman's Society to learn more about our local fishermen. Hastings is one of Britain’s oldest fishing ports. Boats have worked from the beach in front of the ancient town for over a thousand years, supplying Hastings with its basic industry and main tourist attraction. The Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society preserves the fishing community’s medieval right to carry on using that beach – known as the Stade – for ever, free of charge. Meeting point: Stade Hall,…

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Fungi Walk with Geoff Dann in Alexandra Park

September 27 @ 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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Surplus Supper Club

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home Ground Kitchen, Gotham Alley
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HA
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Pay what you can - booking needed
Home Ground Kitchen

A Pay What You Can supper club using only surplus food from local sources. Tackling food waste and climate change is a topic high on all our agendas. Now you can combine it with an evening socialising with neighbours, supporting a grassroots project and eating delicious food. Welcome to the first instalment of Home Ground Kitchen's fully surplus supper club, using ingredients saved from landfill to produce three courses of tasty delights. HGK's goal is to bring our community together through food and this Pay…

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Warrior Square Station Community Garden open day

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Leonards Warrior Square Station Saint Leonards-on-sea, TN37 6HL
FREE
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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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Soil, society, sustenance, solutions – Supper event with Tristram Stuart, Craig Sams and Pea Pod Veg.

September 28 @ 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

September 29 @ 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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October 2019

Tetrapaks, oat milk, treading lightly and stamping feet

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
OPEN, 19 Grand Parade
St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex TN37 6DN United Kingdom
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FREE

Making oat milk: how to keep your carbon footprint light. A 90 minute workshop and discussion. Includes a demonstration of how to make oat milk and a group discussion about tetrapaks and how to deal with them now they aren't being recycled. All are welcome! This event is FREE but donations to support OPEN are encouraged

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