Environment

Brighton event: Stanmer Organics Open Day @ Stanmer Park 22 July 2012

Stanmer Organics Open Day

12 – 6pm Free family event. Learn about organic gardening, sustainable housing, green woodworking, Permaculture, sweat lodges, tree nurseries, environmental art and education. Buy plants, herbs, trees, yurts, comfrey products, organically grown fruit and vegetables. There will be storytelling and refreshments throughout the day. The amazing Brighton Earthship will also be open. 01273 565755 earthshipstanmer@hotmail.co.uk [...]

City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust team transforms Bevendean Community Garden

City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust team transforms Bevendean Community Garden

A group of young people from City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme recently helped transform Bevendean Community Garden by creating a new pathway, trimming the entire garden, designing and constructing a bench for the wildlife area and painting the community garden sign. The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development [...]

Brighton event: First Sussex Festival of Nature @ Stanmer Park 24 June 2012

Brighton event First Sussex Festival of Nature @ Stanmer Park 24 June 2012

Brighton’s Stanmer Park will be hosting the first Sussex Festival of Nature this Sunday as a celebration of our environment. The event, organised by Brighton and Hove City Council with the South Downs National Park and the National Trust has evolved from the former Springwatch festival which also used to take place at Stanmer Park. [...]

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce Green Chamber Collective launches

After a series of consultations and workshops the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce has re-launched it’s sustainability-focused sub-group. With a strengthened focus and long-term ambition, the Green Chamber Collective has a clear strategy to cultivate sustainability in the city. The group of like-minded Brighton and Hove businesses has committed to volunteer time and resources [...]

Brighton event: Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club – X marks the spot @ Stanmer Park 25 July 2012

Brighton event Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club – X marks the spot @ Stanmer Park 25 July 2012

Learn about map reading and using a compass, and make your own map of part of Stanmer Park. Please bring a packed lunch and drink and wear suitable clothing/footwear and sun protection for the weather conditions Suitable for 8-12 year olds. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Meet on the green [...]

Brighton event: Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club – Tracks and Signs @ Stanmer Park 8 August 2012

Brighton event Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club - Tracks and Signs @ Stanmer Park 8 August 2012

Wednesday 8 August 2012, 10:30 – 14:30 Who is sharing the woods with us? Look for animal tracks and signs, try small mammal trapping, look for bugs, light a fire and toast marshmallows. Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch and drink [...]

Brighton event: Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club – Super Shelters@ Stanmer Park 15 August 2012

Brighton event Sussex Wildlife Trust Summer Holiday Club - Super Shelters@ Stanmer Park 15 August 2012

Wednesday 15 August 2012, 10:30 – 14:30 Build shelters with materials found in Stanmer Great Wood, learn how to put up a tarpaulin shelter, light a fire and toast marshmallows. Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch and drink and wear suitable [...]

Eastside development wins against Railway Quay plans – new Asda for Newhaven

Eastside development wins against Railway Quay plans - new Asda for Newhaven

Wednesday 23 May saw the Lewes District Council Planning Committee decide on the best of the two multimillion pound plans to regenerate part of the east side of the key port town. Asda and Barrett Homes were given permission by majority vote to create a supermarket, 14 commercial units and 190 homes including 48 ‘affordable [...]

Brighton event: Garden volunteer day @ Preston Park 25 & 28 May 2012

Brighton event: Garden volunteer day @ Preston Park 25 & 28 May 2012

We will be starting work on our vegetable garden in Preston Park this week and running monthly volunteer days throughout the growing season. Join us on Friday 25 and/or Monday 28 May (11am-1pm) for some clearing and planting. Volunteer sessions are led by an experienced gardener who will teach you about growing your own while [...]

Wildlife habitats set to be enhanced after Green Ridge grant awarded

Wildlife habitats set to be enhanced after Green Ridge grant awarded

Local wildlife group, Keep the Ridge Green (KTRG) and Brighton & Hove City Council’s countryside team will carry out some fantastic improvements to Green Ridge and Coney Woods. Contractors working in partnership with the two groups will carry out the work which is being funded by a grant of £27,269 from Community Spaces, Big Lottery [...]

Brighton event: My Swish children’s clothes swap @ The Preston Park Tavern 31 May 2012

Brighton event: My Swish children

Do you have loads of too small clothes cluttering up your children’s wardrobes? Then make a beeline for The Preston Park Tavern on Thursday 31 May from 09.15 a.m. where My Swish will be holding Brighton’s first ever childrens’ clothes swap. Sameera and Sarah from My Swish have years of experience organising clothes swaps for [...]

Fork & Dig It launch Brighton and Hove ‘Veg Share’

Organic community growing group Fork and Dig It are inviting local people to buy a share in this year’s harvest. By joining Brighton’s first community supported agriculture (CSA) scheme, Veg Sharers will get a weekly supply of ultra local, top quality organic vegetables and soft fruit delivered to their doorstep or workplace from May to [...]

Brighton event: Practical permaculture gardening @ Stanmer Park 6 – 7 October 2012

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This course explores how permaculture design can be used to create beautiful, productive and wildlife-friendly gardens. Runs 10.00am – 5pm. The first day is based at the Earthship in Stanmer Park, Brighton and on the Brighton Permaculture Trust plot. The second day begins at Pippa Johns’ garden close to Southease station between Newhaven and Lewes. [...]

Brighton event: Introduction to permaculture @ Stanmer Park 23 – 24 June 2012

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*Repeats 9-10 August. This course introduces the basics of permaculture design and shows how this approach can be applied to individual circumstances to facilitate a move towards sustainability. Both days run 9.30am-5pm at Stanmer Park. Tutors: Bryn Thomas and Hedvig Murray. See website for full details. ***NOTE bookings can only be made via our website: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk [...]

Brighton event: Self-building an earthship @ Stanmer Park 15 – 17 June 2012

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9am – 5.30pm This course is for anyone interested in learning about the construction of an Earthship. It includes practical workshops and aims to give a thorough understanding of the process Tutors: Rebecca Sarll, Jon Kalviac, Paulina Wojciechowska, Mischa Hewitt. CPD CERTIFIED. See website for full details. ***NOTE bookings can only be made via our website: [...]