Courses & events

Permaculture in the Pub

Permaculture in the Pub (PiP)
10 January 2019
For anyone who wants to have a conversation about permaculture

Pruning old fruit trees

Pruning old fruit trees
19-20 January 2019
Hands-on course in an old apple orchard

Introduction to permaculture

Introduction to permaculture
Four courses with places available:
9-10 February, 6-7 April,
7-8 September, 16-17 November 2019 

Permaculture design course

Permaculture design course
23 February - 9 June 2019
Building sustainable communities

Green architecture day

Green architecture day 
30 March 2019
How the built environment affects health and well-being 

Growing mushrooms

Mushroom cultivation
30-31 March 2019
Grow shiitake, oyster mushrooms & other tasty fungi

Building with straw bales

Building with straw bales
5-7 April 2019, 19-21 July 2019
A low impact way of making your own house

Building an Earthship

Self-building an Earthship
12-14 April, 12-14 July, 11-13 October 2019
How tyres, bottles and earth make it possible to live off-grid

Care of fruit trees

Care of fruit trees
18 May 2019
Learn how to care for fruit trees and orchards

Building with hempcrete

Building with hemp lime
1-2 June 2019
Hempcrete walls, finishes and insulation

Introduction to photovoltaics

Introduction to photovoltaics
15 June 2019
The basics of small scale off-grid and on-grid solar electrics

Forest gardening

Forest gardening
Provisional date: 6-7 July 2019
Grow a mini woodland of fruit, nuts, herbs & veg

Fruit tree grafting

Fruit tree grafting
27 July 2019
Learn how to propagate fruit trees by grafting

Building with rammed earth and chalk

Building with rammed earth and chalk
5-6 October 2019
Build strong walls using only the ground beneath your feet

Apple Day

Apple Day Brighton at Stanmer Park
Provisional date Sunday 22 September 2019
A seasonal celebration

Planning and planting a small orchard

Planning and planting a small orchard
30 November 2019
Fruit tree selection and planting techniques

Rendering on straw bales
Rendering on straw bales
Register your interest to be informed about future courses
Learn how to render with clay and lime
Eco renovate your home

Eco renovate your home
Register your interest to be informed about future courses
Make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to run

Practical permaculture gardening

Practical permaculture gardening
2019 date to be announced
Create beautiful, productive, wildlife-friendly gardens

Apple blossom tour

Apple blossom tour
The apples and the bees
Date for 2019 to be announced

Scything

Scything workshop
2019 date to be announced 
Cut grass & weeds without a lawnmower or strimmer

Fruit tree planting

Fruit tree planting workshop
2018 Date to be announced
Learn how to plant a fruit tree so that it will flourish

Diploma in applied permaculture design

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

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

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

Wood fuel and home heating

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

Jun making: a fermentable harvest
Date to be announced
Create healing fermented teas

'Adapt' game play night
Date to be announced
Play a game based on permaculture principles and ethics

Flint knapping

Flint knapping
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Repair flint walls, mix mortar and more

Fruit cookery and juicing

Fruit cookery and juicing
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Making the most of your fruit harvest

Earthship Brighton tour

Earthship Brighton tour
Guided tours of England's first Earthship

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
Visit school forest gardens, estate orchards, edible plantings in parks

The Origins of the Apple

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