This September marks the first ever PermaFest: A trio of Sundays jam-packed with apple-
tastic, permaculture-perfect, family-friendly activities.
All events are based in Home Farm Orchard and the Fruit Factory, Stanmer village in the beautiful Stanmer Park. Get directions
Permaculture Picnic – Sunday 4 September, from 1pm
Walk with us from your nearest community orchard in Brighton to Stanmer Park for a picnic. Guided walks will be leaving from orchards in Bates Estate, Bevendean, Coldean, Hollingdean, Moulsecoomb and
Patcham, and Racehill at 1pm. Bring an apple to donate to our special recipe PermaFest Juice! Enjoy the family fun of storytelling and apple juicing with your picnic in our 75-year-old Home Farm Orchard.
Permaculture Discovery – Sunday 11 September, from 1pm
Want to find out more about permaculture? Take an orchard tour conducted by our tree experts in one of our home to the National collection of Heritage Sussex apple varieties. Have your apple identified. Find out more about our greener lifestyle courses. Visit our own growing plot.
Exclusive FREE screening of the Origins of the Apple film. Booking required – link to follow soon!
This event will be part of Autumn Arrival: Celebrating the Heritage of Stanmer Park.
Permaculture Fete – Sunday 18 September, from 1pm
Stanmer Park’s very own Village Fete! Join in the fun with local residents in the beautiful Stanmer Village and Home Farm Orchard. A simple, fun, family event with food, music, stalls and much more. Our cider bar will be selling juice and cider made by our Scrumping team from apples picked from a tree near you.
On each of the days we will be juicing apples and have our regular stall outside the Fruit Factory. Pick up some delicious fruity treats: freshly pressed juice, jams, chutneys and cider as well as plants and teas from our permaculture plot.