THIS PLOT IS NOW LET! We have not one but two exciting new projects joining us under the banner of Stanmer Organics!
Watch this space for further news…
Stanmer Organics are excited to announce that one of our most established plots is available to rent from Spring 2023.
The plot is situated on the bottom track of Stanmer Organics and has clearly defined areas of hedging, clearings, a pond, wild flower areas and a beautiful willow bower. The soil is currently poor to grow on except in one small area so any growing project would need to establish raised beds. The plot is suitable for a variety of purposes but horticultural knowledge and skills will be paramount to take care of this piece of land.
To view the plot please join us on Saturday 7th January 11am-2.30pm or Sunday 8th January 11am-2.30pm. We will be meeting at the entrance sign to Stanmer Organics by the bottom gate (opposite the large woodchip pile).
A site plan of current use and measurements will be sent out with the application form.
Stanmer Park is inside one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves called The Living Coast. Stanmer Organics participated in two videos that were produced to showcase the natural environment and cultural heritage within this area.
Come and join us on Sunday 26th for our late Summer Open Day at Stanmer Organics.
Explore our ecological projects, each nurtured with love for the environment. Celebrate with us the love for Nature and Organic practice throughout our projects. We aspire to be a centre of excellence within our fields and look forward to sharing our work with you.
This year’s Open Day will coincide with the final day of the Art Wave Festival and we have some of our projects participating at number 10 and number 11 on the Rural trail, Stanmer Park.
Stanmer Organics access.
By Bus: 78 to Stanmer Church (10 minutes walk), 25 to Stanmer Park (30 minutes walk).
By Train: to Falmer Station (45 minutes walk).
By Car: paid parking offered by Stanmer Park (The Patchway and Church car parks are the nearest).
Hello everyone we hope this post finds you well and easing out of lockdown! Here at Stanmer Organics our volunteer days are up and running again (please check with each project for specifics regarding Covid guidelines) and we are putting together our workshop plans for the year. We are completely full now so we have no plots available to rent at present but if you are interested your are very welcome to put your name on the waiting list. Just email us at Stanmerorganics@gmail.com
With the January lockdown occuring many of the projects at Stanmer Organics will remain open for volunteering. We are complying with all the Government guidelines and will have risk assessments, insurance and social distancing guidelines and measures in place. For futher information please contact the project you are currently volunteering with or wish to volunteer with for clarification and guidance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Friday 12th June 2020.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you again once lockdown has ended and we are able to receive applications again.
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 Stanmerorganics@gmail.com
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 Stanmerorganics@gmail.com
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.