Plot application process for Stanmer Organics reopening

We are now reopening our application process for renting out plots at Stanmer Organics.  We currently have 3 plots to rent out.  Two horticultural plots and one plot suitable for a Crafts based project.  If you are interested in finding out more, includig size and cost, please email our Coordinator at  Deadline for applications is Friday 12th June 2020.


Hi Friends

We have had a lot of enquiries regarding whether we sell and deliver compost and unfortunately we do not.  However there is a composting centre near us, Stanmer Composting Centre, who do sell compost.  If you want to order compost please email them on and give them your name, number, address and how much compost you need.  They deliver both organic and non-organic compost.  They will deliver to you, delivery time is currently 3-5 day wait.  You will need to order a minimum of 10 x 35litre bags.

Good luck with growing!

Stanmer Organics


Hi Friends

Unfortunately the recent lockdown has meant we have decided to postpone applications for our two plots until after lockdown has been lifted.  We cannot realistically offer the support and advice that is needed to new applicants at this current time.  If you are interested in a plot and would like to be put on our waiting list you are very welcome to email Catherine our Administrator at  We will contact you again once lockdown has ended and we are able to receive applications again.

Warm regards

Stanmer Organics

Coronavirus Update from Stanmer Organics

In response to the Coronavirus situation many of the projects at Stanmer Organics have decided to remain open for volunteering sessions for the foreseeable future.  It is clear that support with wellbeing is of real importance at this time and being out in nature is a real antidote to the situation we are faced with.  Stanmer Organics can offer this support to our community.  We have put rigorous interventions in place to keep everyone safe including physical distancing, regular handwashing, everyone bringing their own lunch and drinks and where possible to bring your own tools.

If you regularly volunteer with a project onsite it is worth checking with them directly to make sure they are still running sessions.  If you are new to Stanmer Organics and would like to join us please also contact the project you are interested in joining to make sure they will be open and able to accommodate you (numbers of people onsite will be limited).

If you would like to speak to someone further please contact our Administrator Catherine on


We currently have an Arts and Crafts plot available to rent at Stanmer Organics and a small fruit plot.  If you are interested and would like to apply or to visit a plot please contact Catherine, our Coordinator/Administrator on

You will need to fill in an application form and small business plan outlining your project and the skills you have to deliver the work.  You will also need to have the time to serve as a Director on the Board of Stanmer Organics, this includes a monthly meeting and some time set aside each month for emails etc in addition to running your plot.

Deadline for the next round of applications is Friday 17th April 2020.




Stanmer Organics currently has 3 horticultural plots of varying sizes available to rent and a small plot suitable for an Environmental Arts based project.  If you have an idea for a conscientious small business or community group and have experience in horticulture (preferably organic) or environmental arts you are invited to make an application.

The plot sizes are (roughly):
1. 57x41m (possible to split in half) £256 per year
2. 14x29m unsure but probably about £180 per year
3. 15x55m (this is a fruit plot with bushes already established and fruiting) £210 per year
There is also an annual water bill to pay too (depending on how much water you use)

If you would like to view the plots or receive an application please contact Catherine via email at The deadline for applications is 28th February 2020.

Christmas Greetings from Stanmer Organics

We will be closed over the Christmas period and reopen in January 2020.   Please check with individual projects when their volunteering days restart.

Wishing all our volunteers, friends and customers a very Merry Chrismas and a Happy and joyful 2020.

With love from us all at Stanmer Organics


The plot is best suited to a horticultural based project.  If you have experience of horticulture and have an idea for a small business or community group that fits in with the aims and ethos of Stanmer Organics we would like to hear from you.

Our next deadline is 31st January 2020.

If you would like to view the plot or receive an application form please contact our coordinator, Catherine Mitchell, at for further information.


Stanmer Organics at Apple Day

Find out more about Stanmer Organics, meet some of the people involved who provide courses, workshops and education across a broad spectrum of environmental fields. We will have our annual stall at Apple Day 2019, 22nd September. ( organised by Brighton Permaculture Trust )