Brighton Permaculture Trust does not have a central base as such, but it feels like the heart of our organisation beats in Stanmer Park.

What we do at Stanmer Park

Stanmer Park is where many of our organisation's activities take place: Apple day, courses, orchard management, and permaculture gardening.

You won't find any Brighton Permaculture Trust staff members in an office there - we all work from home - but you may find tutors teaching in Earthship Brighton, volunteers gardening in our plot, or Bryn pruning in Home Farm Orchard.

We manage three orchards at Stanmer Park, two of which were neglected orchards that we've restored. We are also planting a new orchard as well as new trees among the existing ones. These new trees comprise our national collection of Sussex apple varieties.  Please feel free to visit them at any time (get directions).

We also have a plot where we apply permaculture principles to make the best use of the site. Our plot is a place where volunteers get stuck into growing and is also used as a resource for our courses.

Our partners at Stanmer

The plot and one of the orchards are part of Stanmer Organics, a group of projects working with the natural environment that provides access to educational and practical experience.

We have also been partners in the running of the Low Carbon Trust's Earthship Brighton since the project was conceived in 2002.

The future of our work at Stanmer

Last but not least, Stanmer Park will be the home of our scrumping project, as we are building a new straw bale building to house it within an existing barn in Stanmer Village.

 

 

Proud of our orchards

Our Sussex apple orchards have been recognized as a National Collection by Plant Heritage. We planted over 2000 trees last winter in school and community orchards across Sussex.

Volunteer

Brighton Permaculture Trust is completely reliant on volunteer support. We're always looking for help with scrumping, gardening, course support & more, so join us today.

Gift vouchers

Give the gift of permaculture! Gift vouchers are available towards the cost of any course or event run by Brighton Permaculture Trust. Learn more.

Got questions?

Visit our Help section for the answer. There, you can get directions to Stanmer Park, find local accommodation, find out what you need to do if you have to cancel, or contact us.