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  • Meet the Team – Pippa Johns

    Which permaculture principle do you have to remind yourself of the most? Apply self regulation and accept feedback. I have just been ill for 3 months because I wasn’t responding to the feedback my body was giving me. Now I’m really trying to go slow and remember to rest. It’s a difficult thing for me... [Read More]
  • Tree planting in Coldean

    Lovely pictures from the recent tree- planting in Coldean. Well done every one what a great day! Here are some quotes, all from Coldean residents! ‘Looks amazing! Tim & Jack had a lovely time’- Emma ‘It was really interesting & now I feel really inspired. Thank you’ -Siobhan ‘I enjoyed it as everyone did, look... [Read More]
  • Jonny Anstead – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Jonny Anstead Town Jonny began his career at Locum Consulting (later Colliers CRE), where he worked on regional tourism, regeneration and economic development strategies and city master planning projects. Joining Beyond Green in 2005, he was instrumental in the company’s transition from sustainability consultant to land developer and led the acquisition, funding and early stage planning phases... [Read More]
  • William Hardie – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    William Hardie Master Craftsman Studio Hardie, Amazing Sheds William Hardie is a passionate designer, maker, artist and craftsman renowned for his innovative problem-solving skills. He heads up a celebrated design company Studio Hardie, a team of committed designer makers that specialise in a diverse variety of unusual high profile projects in many disciplines including architecture,... [Read More]
  • Keith Ellis – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Keith Ellis Moving Sounds Keith has been facilitating workshops and trainings since 2001 on community, environment, well-being and diversity. His work involves music, media, theatre, nature connection and mindfulness. He is a founding director of Movingsounds, a Community Interest Company that delivers creative workshops addressing social and environmental issues. He is a trainer in Cultural Emergence, creating healthy communities and... [Read More]
  • Lex Titterington – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Lex Titterington Lex is a creative facilitator, movement and visual artist, permaculture designer and yoga teacher. Lex facilitates and designs workshops, courses and retreats throughout the UK and internationally. With 25 years of Professional practice in the arts Lex brings a unique flair to the art of creative facilitation. Lex’s work is based on connection... [Read More]
  • Looby Macnamara – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Looby Macnamara Looby is author of People and Permaculture, 7 Ways to Think Differently and Strands of Infinity. People and Permaculture Is the first book globally to translate the use of permaculture principles and design for people based systems, widening the definition of permaculture and making it relevant and accessible to all. She is creator of the Design Web, a holistic design... [Read More]
  • Rowland Keable – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Honorary Professor Rowland Keable, UNESCO Chair on Earthen Architecture Director Rammed Earth Consulting CIC and Earth Building UK and Ireland Project Officer Rowland has worked with rammed earth technology since 1985. This includes building as part of Passivhaus projects such as UK local authority classrooms where thermal and humidity loads are more of an issue... [Read More]
  • Andrea Jones – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Andrea Jones Community Led Housing in Brighton & Hove Andrea will be talking about the new and exciting opportunities opening up for local groups to create their own affordable housing solutions in Brighton & Hove. She combines experience in community self-build, project management, business planning… Her recent PhD was about what makes it possible to... [Read More]
  • Athena Steen – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Athena Steen Canelo Project Educator, designer, builder for over 27 years of strawbale, adobe, and other natural buildings with artistic vision and sustainable design. Co-author of several books including, “The Straw Bale House”,”The Beauty of Strawbale Homes,” “Built by Hand,” and “Small Strawbale.” Co-director and founder of a small non-profit, The Canelo Project, dedicated to... [Read More]
  • Eileen Sutherland – Green Architecture Day Speaker

    Eileen Sutherland Director Straw Works and School of Natural Building Eileen is a partner in Straw Works and in the School of Natural Building. Her interest in construction started with her Dad. He ran a building company and celebrated the day of Eileen’s birth by putting the mixer on the plot where he was to build... [Read More]
  • New project: Wildlife at Racehill Community Orchard

    New project: Wildlife at Racehill Community Orchard Racehill Community Orchard  adjoins Whitehawk in East Brighton. Brighton Permaculture Trust manage the orchard working with Brighton & Hove Food Partnership. We also work closely with Brighton & Hove City Council whom manage the Whitehawk Hill Local Nature Reserve in which the orchard is located.   The new project is all about... [Read More]
  • Meet the Team – Christine Wiltshire

    This month we are joined by Christine Wiltshire. Thanks so much for sharing Christine. As ever we are incredibly proud of our humble, hirsute and hard-working team Christine Wiltshire, Introduction to Permaculture teacher and team co-ordinator. Which permaculture principle do you have to remind yourself of the most? ‘Integrate Rather than Segregate’  Particularly in relationships... [Read More]
  • Green Architecture Day 2018 Speakers announcement

    As always, we are arranging a diverse and interesting bouquet for attendees of Green Architecture Day. Recently announced speakers include: Athena Steen – Canelo Project Hailing from Arizona, Athena is world renowned and highly recommended for her work on low-impact dwellings. A talk not to be missed. Jonny Anstead – Town. Jonny has been involved... [Read More]
  • Meet the Team – Stella Peyerl

    Stella Peyerl, Courses and Events Manager Event co-ordinator – Green Architecture Day Green Roof Installer and Eco builder Which permaculture principle is always popping up in unlikely places? There’s no such thing as waste Such as? In my everyday life in the form of my building and gardening work. I’m a real fixer and will... [Read More]
  • Apple Day 2017

    Once again Apple Day this year was even bigger and better than the year before We are always overjoyed by the amount of support we get. From our incredible volunteers to the calibre of acts we get who brighten up the day, to the vendors and cooks that bring along their ethical and local produce... [Read More]
  • Meet the team – Stephan

    November 2017   Which permaculture principle do you have to remind yourself of the most?  Applying self regulation and accepting feedback. Probably because I’m not very good at it. Its about, for example, being desciplined in time keeping, being strategic in applying ones energy and also in taking time out and making sure I have time with family, friends... [Read More]
  • 5 things you can do now

    November 2017 Do you want to plant fruit trees this winter? Here’s 5 ways we can help: 1.       Join us at the Planning and planting a small orchard course this Saturday 2.       Come along to the Fruit tree planting workshop at Peacehaven Community Orchard this Sunday 3.       Watch our video How to plant a fruit trees really well 4.       Get together with others in... [Read More]
  • Land at stanmer organics available

    November 2017 Stanmer Organics is a dynamic co-op of member projects who work in accordance with the Soil Association regulations. Plots of varying sizes will be available from Jan ’18 and conscientious, community-focused people with a keen interest in organic horticulture, sustainable living and working practices, nature connection and being part of a cooperative are invited... [Read More]
  • Meet the Team – Fran Pickering

    Fran Pickering – Pie maker and lover with fingers in a few of the pies Other jobs: In the Brighton Permaculture Trust management team, Stanmer group, including Plot- value adder to the Scrumping Project and all round Peasant.   Which permaculture principle do you have to remind yourself of the most? The permaculture principle I need to remind myself of is... [Read More]