21 - 22 Apr 2018
Open House 21st & 22nd April 10-1, 2-5
Workshop 11-1,2-5 Sunday 22nd only
Served lunch 1-2 Sunday 22nd only
Just turn up see workshop and lunch details
There is a lot happening this year at Maybridge Keystone Centre for you to see and get involved with. On both days you can see various energy and water saving features of the Centre, as well as inspiring and informative exhibits from various organisations. You might also like to spend some time amongst the spring flowers in the beautiful Welcome Woodland Garden created by Breathing Spaces and see the water harvesting and solar lighting that has just been installed there. On Sunday there are three extra things to get involved in - see opposite page for details and please don’t miss the Rain Garden Workshop!
Exhibits in the main hall
With ever-increasing downpours, our storm drains are becoming more and more under pressure and understanding how this impacts us now and in years to come will become more and more critical for our locality. This year we are fortunate to have a large display that explains all about water, how it gets to your home, how it is processed and will hopefully answer your water questions. There will also be free giveaways for you to use in your home to save money and save water.
Worthing Allotment Management (WAM)
Operation Watershed, who are the principal funders for this event, also funded a flood prevention project for WAM at Chesswood Allotments in Pages Lane, Worthing. Have a look at their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1041050212598689&type=3and skim through all the amazing photos that they took during the course of this project. Photos and write up on display in main hall.
What can you do when your school playground keeps flooding? Springfield School came up with a great idea and Operation Watershed are supporting their creative proposals (on display in the main hall). Maybe you know a school that has similar issues who might like to find out more…
WSCC Waste Team
Have you ever wondered what happens to your waste? We are very fortunate in West Sussex to have state of the art facilities for waste processing and the Waste Team will be in the main hall and happy to chat to you about what happens locally. You might even be inspired to go on a tour of the waste sites at either Ford or Warnham.
Rain Garden Workshop
If you are wondering how you can prevent the water that lands on your property from contributing to surface water flooding risk, then ‘How to Build a Rain Garden’ could be just the activity for you and your family. Join Breathing Spaces, and even get hands-on, as they show you how to construct a simple rain garden in three stages, from water butt to storm-water planter to planting bed. Learn how to calculate sizes, what materials you need, and which plants will thrive. This will happen in the field to the left of the Centre building and the workshop will start at 11am, continuing throughout the day with a break for lunch between 1 – 2pm.
Solar power for light and watering
There will also be regular demonstrations in the Welcome Woodland Garden of its solar-powered features. Rainwater harvested from the Centre’s roof is piped into the garden and a solar-powered pump allows it to be used for watering, making the garden independent of mains water and reducing water going to the drains. The solar panel also powers lighting in the yurt and floodlighting for the garden. Follow the signs from the main entrance driveway to the right.
We Are Food Pioneers CIC will be creating lunch with a healthy twist, using a selection of UK harvested seaweeds such as dulse and kelp. You can choose from a variety of freshly made salads and snacks, with gluten free and vegan options available. Proceeds will go towards the social cookery events they run with vulnerable communities across Worthing.
AACE - a new group being set up to work towards creating local clean-energy, low-carbon technologies, particularly looking at geothermal energy. They will be there to share ideas with visitors.