Courses & events

Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 
22 November 2017
Find out what we've been up to over the past year

Introduction to permaculture
Introduction to permaculture
Three courses with places available:
25-26 November 2017 - FULLY BOOKED
17-18 February 2018, 21-22 April 2018
17-18 November 2018

Planning and planting a small orchard

Planning and planting a small orchard
25 November 2017
Fruit tree selection and planting techniques

Fruit tree planting

Fruit tree planting workshop
26 November 2017
Learn how to plant a fruit tree so that it will flourish

Permaculture in the Pub

Permaculture in the Pub (PiP)
14 December
For anyone who wants to have a conversation about permaculture

Pruning old fruit trees

Pruning old fruit trees
20-21 January 2018
Hands-on course in an old apple orchard

Permaculture design course

Permaculture design course
Mar - Jun 2018, 12 weekend days
Building sustainable communities

Green architecture day

Green architecture day 
10 March 2018
Topic to be announced soon

Building with straw bales

Building with straw bales
6-8 April 2018
A low impact way of making your own house

Building an Earthship

Self-building an Earthship
20-22 April 2018, 1-3 June, 2018,
6-8 July 2018, 5-7 October 2018

How tyres, bottles and earth make it possible to live off-grid

Growing mushrooms

Mushroom cultivation
14-15 April 2018
Grow shiitake, oyster mushrooms & other tasty fungi

Apple blossom tour

Apple blossom tour
The apples and the bees
Date to be announced for 2018

Care of fruit trees

Care of fruit trees
19 May 2018
Learn how to care for fruit trees and orchards

Building with hempcrete

Building with hemp lime
9-10 June 2018
Hempcrete walls, finishes and insulation

Introduction to photovoltaics

Introduction to photovoltaics
16 June 2018
The basics of small scale off-grid and on-grid solar electrics

Forest gardening

Forest gardening
7 July 2018
Grow a mini woodland of fruit, nuts, herbs & veg

Fruit tree grafting

Fruit tree grafting
2018 date to be announced
Learn how to propagate fruit trees by grafting

Scything

Scything
2018 course date to be announced
Cut grass & weeds without a lawnmower or strimmer

Apple Day

Apple Day Brighton at Stanmer Park
23 September 2018 
A seasonal celebration

Building with rammed earth and chalk

Building with rammed earth and chalk
13-14 October 2018
Build strong walls using only the ground beneath your feet

Hand built wind turbine

Hand-building a wind turbine
Date for 2018 to be announced 9am-5pm
Build a wind turbine from scratch using basic materials

The Origins of the Apple

The Origins of the Apple
Documentary film about the humble apple's origins

Diploma in applied permaculture design

Diploma in applied permaculture design
Involves a minimum of 2 years self-managed study

Earthship Brighton tour

Earthship Brighton tour
Guided tours of England's first Earthship

Permaculture Workshops with Dr Charlie Brennan
Three thought-provoking workshops took place in October 2017
Making sense of place
Healing self, healing land
Taking permaculture to the edge

Fruit cookery and juicing

Fruit cookery and juicing
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Making the most of your fruit harvest

Wood fuel and home heating

Wood fuel and home heating
Date to be announced
Heat your home sustainably with wood

Practical permaculture gardening

Practical permaculture gardening
Date to be announced 2018 
Create beautiful, productive, wildlife-friendly gardens

Flint knapping

Flint knapping
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Repair flint walls, mix mortar and more

Rendering on straw bales
Rendering on straw bales
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Learn how to render with clay and lime
Eco renovate your home

Eco renovate your home
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Make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to run

Stanmer Park tour

Stanmer Park tour
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A guided tour of our plot, orchards, and Fruit Factory at Stanmer Park

Hollingdean projects tour

Hollingdean projects tour
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Visit school forest gardens, estate orchards, edible plantings in parks