Brighton CSA – Fork and Dig It CIC
Founded in 2007, Fork and Dig it is a Community Food Growing Project committed to Organic Principles;
HEALTH, ECOLOGY, FAIRNESS, CARE.
We grow fruit and vegetables on 2 acres of Soil Association accredited organic land within Stanmer Park. A member of Stanmer Organics we are located on the fringe of Brighton in the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
We practice and teach sustainable agriculture with a sensitive approach towards land management, biodiversity and the environment. Our approach is informed by both traditional organic farming techniques and the no-dig method.
Whilst encouraging healthy, active lifestyle, our work aims to develop a closer, more meaningful connection to our food, each other and to the soil.
Here’s a flavour of what you can do with us:
- Brighton Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fruit and Veg Share – receive a weekly share of our harvest, regularly join us onsite and become a member of our growing community.
- Training – The Principles and Practice of Organic Food Production – a free 1 year traineeship on organic food production and how to run a CSA
- Education days – for nurseries, schools, colleges, universities
- Team building away-days – for companies, corporates and groups
- Workshops – pick, cook and learn, jam and pickle making, hape-zome leaf printing and successful composting
- Volunteering – enjoy learning how to grow food, share meals and meet like minded people
- Food Events – regular celebrations of our delicious organic harvest
We provide the people of Brighton access to a hands-on organic farming experience, a regular supply of organic food that has a very low Carbon footprint, a crop share that offers variety and promotes seasonal eating,
Visitors are welcome.
Brighton CSA – Fork and Dig It CIC – Leadership Team
“We are open to the public on Fridays 48 weeks a year”.
Volunteering – 2022
Our Friday volunteer day runs from 10:00 till 3:00pm, lunch is at 12:30 – Places need to be booked in advance. In addition to these days we have a number of events, workshops and Sunday volunteer sessions.
Please bring boots or wellies and a packed lunch and check the weather to make sure you bring the right gear : )
Events – 2022
Seedy Sunday – Sunday 6th February – 9:00 – 15:00 – Free at the open market
XR – Climate Action Event – Saturday 19th March – 12:00 – 16:00 – Free at the Unitarian Church, New Road.
LWA SE – Regional Gathering – Saturday 9th April – 13:00 – 20:00 – Donation – On our site.
Good to Grow – National Event – Saturday 23rd April – 14:00 – 16:00 – Donation – On our site.
Stanmer Organics Open Day 25th year Anniversary – Saturday 23rd July Plots open- 11:00 – 16:00/Celebration outside the Earthship 17:00 – 21:00 – Donation – Stanmer Organics
Education 2022 – Growing “Growers”
1-Day Spring Course: No Dig – How to Grow your own Food Successfully – Sunday 8th May – 10:00 – 16:00 – £55 email to book your place
: Covering: soil, biodiversity, organics principles and practice, no-dig bed preparation and maintenance, sowing, plant care, harvesting and storage.
1 Year Traineeship – The Principle and Practices of Organic Food Production – Next intake of trainees September 2022 – Free – email for further details. (NOW FULL)
Come and Get Involved : )
Community involvement helps to make Brighton CSA work. “Soil. Soul, Society”
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Brighton CSA – Fork and Dig It CIC
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