We have had an amazing response with over 100 gardens, allotment holders, community gardens and spaces joining the Deal Hop Farm in a little over four weeks. People just love the idea of community grown beer!We are especially pleased to welcome the Martha Trust to the project. The key aspect of our project has been to bring the entire community together in a common enterprise and to reflect one of Deal’s great strengths; its diversity.
We will be distributing hop plants to our members at the Landmark Garden on Fridays and Saturdays between 10:30 to 12:30 (starting on 3rd March and finishing on the 11th March.)
We will be organising a number s of talks and workshops on the history of hops & beer making, tips for growing your hops and planning for harvest in September and ‘Deal Oktoberfest’ where we will get to taste the fruit of our labours.
We need to get plants into the ground in the next few weeks but we will be opening our doors for new members later in the autumn.”
George White, Chief Executive of the Martha Trust Said “ It is fantastic for Martha Trust to be involved in local community projects such as the one with Deal With It.
The growing of Hops is a great opportunity for the residents to get outside in the fresh air, plant the hop and monitor the progress as it grows.
I have a feeling we will also have a number of volunteers to assist in drinking the proceeds in the fullness of time!
Thank you to Deal With It for involving Martha in this great community project”