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The next gardening session will be on Saturday March 8th at 10am. Please join the event if you can come along. Meet at the garden at 13 The Crestway, Hollingdean BN1 7BX.  More about this session and the project on Facebook.

Come and join the Friends of Hollingbury & Bursead Woods in looking after the woods in our area. Get some fresh air and help the environment on your doorstep.

  • Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead WoodsSunday 2 March – Burstead Woods: Butterfly Glade and Gorse Patch clearance
  • Saturday 5 April – Clearing glades in Hollingbury Woods

Meet at 10am at the flint barn beside the Roedale Cottages in Hollingbury Woods (map).   Call Gill – 07719 943237  – on the day if you can’t find us.

Butterfly glade planting - all in a row (FHBW)

More details at www.fhbw.org.uk and contact us at info@fhbw.org.uk.  Please “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

kidsgarden1Come and enjoy a day in Hollingdean Park (Lynchet Road) making a difference. There is always a variety of tasks that can suit all physical abilities and knowledge.

Jobs might include: pruning, planting (trees, shrubs, plants, bulbs,…), mulching, creating wildlife habitats etc … or why not learn a new skill like scything?  Tools are provided but please bring gloves, refreshments and lunch if required! Supervised kids extremely welcome!

Dig Days are on the last Sunday of each month. Next one: 29th Dec – 11am till 5pm.  Just turn up and join in!

Real Food Hollingdean is a new exciting project setting out to improve access to fresh, affordable, healthy food for residents of Hollingdean.

eat-more-vegIt aims to help people grow vegetables and fruit attractively in their front gardens and other green spaces around the area. It will teach the skills and show people how to get the best out of food-growing by working together and encouraging sharing. You don’t have to have a garden, just an interest in learning about food-growing. The first front garden designed using permaculture techniques (an environmental design system) is now nearly ready to be implemented.

The project is also looking for a volunteer treasurer – if you have relevant skills and would like to help a exciting, positive project, please contact Flo (flo@permaculturedesigner.co.uk) or Stephan (stephan@ brightonpermaculture.org.uk / 07917 364074).

See more on our Facebook group Real Food Hollingdean.

  • kidsgarden1help improve your local park?
  • grow some food for the community?
  • help increase biodiversity?

Come and enjoy a day in Hollingdean Park (Lynchet Road) making a difference. There is always a variety of tasks that can suit all physical abilities and knowledge. Jobs might include: pruning, planting (trees, shrubs, plants, bulbs,…), mulching, creating wildlife habitats etc … or why not learn a new skill like scything?

Tools are provided but please bring gloves, refreshments and lunch if required! Supervised kids extremely welcome!

Dig Days are on the last Sunday of each month. Next ones: 27th Oct, 24th Nov – 11am till 5pm.  Just turn up and join in!

Check out Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project Tuesday 17th & Friday 20th September 10am – 3pm.

tomato clipartThis award-winning community food project is located by Moulsecoomb Station end of Crespin Way BN2 4GP. Backing onto wood and farmland, this wonderful space is a complete wildlife haven and an important resource offering horticultural, educational and social opportunities to residents and schools in the surrounding area. Come and volunteer and share a tasty lunch. No experience necessary. Arrive at 10am. Please email in advance so enough food is cooked! info@seedybusiness.org  Bus numbers 25, 25A, 10, 24, 28 and 49 (buses stop on Lewes Road). Train to Moulsecoomb station.

Part of the citywide BIG Dig Week – 16th-22nd September.

A Long AllotmentFriday 12th July 2013 – noon till 7pm

  • tours of the garden every hour
  • nature & history walk 5pm with Dave Bangs
  • find out about our new ‘eco shed’
  • chat to our compost doctor
  • make & cook your own pizzas in our outdoor clay oven
  • chat to our bee expert & check out the bees
  • visit the BUSHCRAFT GROTTO – demonstrations of natural fire lighting, making spoons & making string from tree bark & nettles
  • snacks & light refreshments for sale

For directions and more info, visit www.seedybusiness.org or call 07988 837 951.

If you are a school or teacher who would like to talk to us about using the project for pupils drop us a line beforehand at info@seedybusiness.org so we can arrange a time to chat on the day.

Sunday 2 June 2013 11am – 5pm Stanmer Park. 

The annual Sussex Festival of Nature is back for 2013.   The festival is the largest parks event organised by the council and celebrates the unique and varied habitats and landscapes of Sussex.  It’s a free event, with plenty of interesting and fun activities for all the family.  Read the rest of this entry »

Worried about Ash Dieback? Do something by helping in your local woods!

Ash tree

Saturday December 1st, 10:00am

Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods will be planting up to 400 trees and shrubs in order to improve Burstead Woods a small strip of woodland in Hollingdean. The group is planting the trees to form a hedge behind a new housing development which backs on to the woods. Read the rest of this entry »

 Friday 21st September – 12 noon till 7pm

Garden tours every hour * come and see plans for our new eco build ‘shed’ * woodland walk 6pm * learn how to make string from tree bark & nettles * cook your own customized pizza in our outdoor clay oven * chat to our bee expert and check out the bees * compost doctors * pond dipping and bug hunts * snacks and light refreshments for sale

This event is FREE – although donations are welcome! From Hollingdean, the allotment is at the north end of Crespin Way.

079888 37951 – info@seedybusiness.orghttp://www.seedybusiness.org

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