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 )


Stanmer Organics Open Day 2019!!

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Come and join us for our Summer Open Day at Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park, Brighton 11am-8pm

From 11-4pm
Roam the site and drop in to each project to see what we do and how you can get involved. Participate in an activity, site tour, or talk. There will be wares and creativity on offer for all the family to enjoy.

From 4-8pm
Live music at the Earthship featuring the fantastic
Pollito Boogaloo (4.30 pm)

Food and refreshments all day
Come and celebrate with us, all welcome!

By bus: 78 to Stanmer church/ 25 park entrance
By train: Falmer Station
Limited parking In Stanmer Park
Disabled access contact Huw: 07771 375273
It is a 15 minute walk from Stanmer Church, follow our signs.

Entrance: donation (suggested just 2.00 per person) All proceeds go into providing the next event.

NB no card facilities on site, cash only event.


Kids activities throughout the day

Starting with Wild words at The Physic Garden project 11am and 3pm

Wild Words separated handwriting 8 June

Sculpture exhibition at Stanmer Stoneworks



Woodland Flo Day with Future Roots Saturday 2nd March 10-3pm

Come and join us for a one day event on Future Roots plot at Stanmer Organics teaching people a range of woodland and nature based skills including pond building, tree tapping for sugar, building an outdoor kitchen and how to plant and grow medicinal herbs. Healthy lunch included.  For further info or to book please contact