Sustainability Map of Worthing Online Event

Having done a soft launch of our Sustainable Worthing Map for New Year, we are now contacting all the organisations involved to check entries and to invite them to join us for our next free mapping event (kindly organised by SECA) on Thurs 9th Feb at 6.30pm, details of which can be found here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seca-knowledge-sharing-oneplanet-technology-in-action-tickets-503447002537

You are all most welcome to sign up for this if you’d like to find out more about the map, how to use it and how to create your own map. As it’s an online (Zoom) event, we have more flexibility with numbers so do join us if you wish.

Seed Swap Event 2023 Update

A few people have asked us when our Seed Swap event is going to be. Due to reducing capacity, both in terms of time, energy and money, we have decided to just do it as part of the regular Sustainable Market and have a couple of stalls for our seeds and plants to swap or buy.

So please do package up any seeds you may have saved, clearly marking them with what they are, and when they were saved and tuck them safely away ready for swapping at this event, which will be on Sunday 5th March from 9.30am – 1.30pm. More details nearer the time.

Winter Solstice Celebration – 21st Dec

Amanda Waring has agreed to lead a Solstice celebration at Coast Cafe on Weds. 21st December and we will be there from 5.30-8pm if any of you would like to join us during that time.

If you’d like to come, there will be a fire pit so please bring some wood to put on the fire if you can.

The ceremony will be at 6.30pm and last around 20 minutes. Coast will be open for people to purchase hot soup and a roll as well as drinks and light snacks from 5.30pm, and they have agreed to extend opening hours until 9pm if anyone wants to stick around for a while after the fire. We are hoping we might have a couple of surprises as well, but still trying to organise that.

We’ll post the event on the home page of our website and also on our Facebook group if you want to check anything on the day or just before. If the weather is really bad, it will still go ahead as we can be inside the cafe but may have to play how we do the ceremony a bit by ear if it’s raining hard.

Sustainable Christmas Market – Sun 4th Dec

The next Sustainable Market will be on Sunday 4th December from 9.30am-1.30pm at Freedom Works car park – opposite the Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HJ.

The last one had to be cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain so we hope this one will be able to go ahead, as we have lots of plants available and various bric a brac items, as well as Twitten Maps.

Sustainable Market – Sunday 6th November

Sunday 6th November – 9.30am-2pm, Freedom Works car park – opposite the Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HJ

Come and support this lovely monthly event in the centre of Worthing. We will be there with plants and bric a brac in exchange for donations and ready to chat about what’s going on locally.

Come and help support your local traders, localism is the way forward!

We often need volunteers to come along and help at the Sustainable Market so if you’d be happy to help man the stall for an hour or so, please email Pauline at [email protected]. It’s good fun and you get to meet some really interesting people, including the other lovely stallholders.

Green Dreams Festival

Sunday 25th September, Field Place Manor House, Barns and Grounds – just off The Boulevard, Worthing BN13 1NP – 10.30am-4pm

After a year of planning and organising, we have finally arrived at a point when all the stall layouts are done (for both wet and dry scenarios, but we do so hope it will be dry as it’s so much nicer) and the workshop, talk and entertainment programme is complete (we hope!). Please see copy of rough draft – which will give you some idea of what to expect on the day.

We do hope you can come along to this delightful, fun filled family event – showcasing local green groups, performers, artists, makers and producers. There will be street food and drink available onsite and a very wide range of things to do for all ages. If there is a particular workshop you’d like to take part in, you might like to arrive fairly early to get your name down for it, as these could prove to be very popular. We hope to see you there!

Breathing Spaces & the Big Butterfly Count

Please note we have changed the date of the next volunteer morning at Dankton Lane Barnyard (usually 1st Sunday of the month 11am-1pm). There will not be a session on 7th August.

We will be there instead on Sunday 31st July at the earlier time of 10am – 12 noon (so we get the work done before the hottest part of the day). It’s a lovely site that should be standing tall in wildflowers this month, with areas of shade from the trees, a newly improved pond (if it’s still holding water) and a busy wild bee hive. We’ll be clearing out some of the brambles and hogweed that otherwise threaten to take over. But it’s also the Big Butterfly Count, a citizen science project to monitor the health of the UK’s butterflies. So we’re going to spend some time recording what we see and someone could add the data to the Butterfly Conservation’s interactive map. Let Claire and Lisa know if you would like to join in. You will need to bring your own drink/refreshments, gardening gloves, and dress appropriately for the conditions (lots of stingers and scratchers around) and, of course, the weather.

[email protected]

Worthing’s Sustainable Market – Sunday 12th June

Come and support this lovely monthly event in the centre of Worthing, TTW will be there as usual with stuff to sell and ready to chat about what’s going on locally. Sunday 12th June, 9.30am-1.30pm at Freedom Works car park – opposite the Assembly Halls, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HJ

Big thanks to Sharon Leppard and The Great Little Farmers’ Market CIC for making this possible.

Come and help support your local traders, localism is the way forward!

We often need volunteers to come along and help at the Sustainable Market so if you’d be happy to help man the stall for an hour or so, please email Pauline at [email protected]. It’s good fun and you get to meet some really interesting people, including the other lovely stallholders.

TTW Repair Café – Book now for May!

Book now for our next Repair Café session which is coming up on Saturday 28th May– 10am-4pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Road, Worthing, BN11 5DR. Last few morning slots available!

As usual our amazing team of volunteers will be on hand to share their skills and help you to repair your clothes, toys, bicycles, laptops, small household electrical/electronic items, small items of furniture and knife/scissor sharpening. And don’t forget that we also have refills available in return for suggested donations. Such as household cleaning products, shampoo, conditioner, face and body washes, hand lotion and more! Full list here: https://www.ttworthing.org/repair-cafe/#cafe-refill-service

So keep the date in your diary and reserve your slot now via:
https://www.ttworthing.org/repair-cafe/#repair-booking-form

Any questions, or if you would like to join our team of repairers, please do email us at:
[email protected]

Eco Open Houses Retrofit Video

Big thanks to TTW director Rolf Londal for a lot of work on the retrofit video that was filmed by TTW Chair Steve Limbrey, with assistance on sound by Ryan Haines and Claire Hunt, back in January.

It’s finally available (after a lot of frustrating computer malfunctions during the editing process) on our YouTube Channel and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3LgGorRwEA

It’s a long video but it does contain lots of helpful information from local retrofit architect Sarah Kemp, Dave Burholt from Re-Gen Builders (both in the form of a slide show) and the rest of the panel. Maybe you can watch it in small chunks…