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tree planting - childrenThe regular planting days in Hollingdean Park are on the last Sunday of the month – the next session is 30th March when we will be planting trees. Meet in the park at 11.00am – stay for as long as you can.

All welcome – children must be supervised.


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)

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tree planting - childrenThe regular planting days in Hollingdean Park are on the last Sunday of the month – the next two are on 23rd February and 30th March when we will be planting trees. Meet in the park at 11.00am – stay for as long as you can.

All welcome – children must be supervised.

small-tree-in-handHollingdean with Brighton Permaculture Trust were successful in their application for extra funding to plant 100 trees in Hollingdean.

So on Sunday 16th February 11.00am we will be meeting at St Richards Church, Beal Crescent, to start this exciting project.

Come and join us to plant a tree (and help offset your carbon footprint!). Children welcome; the Community Chef will be providing us with yummy food to keep up our energy levels. This day will be run as part of the ‘Roots’ movement – this means our partners, a village in Kenya, will also be planting trees.

Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead WoodsOn Saturday 7 December 10am-2pm, Friends of Hollingbury Burstead Woods will be planting baby trees and re-making part of the northern hedge (by the golf club road) They’ve got about 60 trees to plant, a pack of 30 are from the Woodland Trust who have donated trees before. All hands on deck please!  No experience is necessary, but wear sensible clothing and sturdy footwear.

Information about the group, where to meet and all work session dates is at

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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 ( or Stephan (stephan@ / 07917 364074).

See more on our Facebook group Real Food Hollingdean.

Want to do something to help your local woodland?  On Saturday 5 October – 10:00am to 1:00pm the Friends of Hollingbury & Burstead Woods will be working in Burstead Wood, clearing the Butterfly Glade, installing a bench, and planting daffodils and violets.

More information at the FHBW website or Facebook page – including future work dates if you can’t make this one.

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!  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.

Allsorts Youth ProjectAllsorts are currently recruiting for volunteers, particularly Bi, BME LGBT and Trans to help run weekly drop-in. After six months there may also be the opportunity to help with the groups.

The purpose of this role is to help Allsorts staff to run a supportive drop-in space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and unsure (LGBTU) young people aged 16-25. At the drop-in the young people can access information and support, meet other LGBTU young people their age and participate in a range of activities designed to promote their wellbeing (for example, workshops on sexual health, coming out and other relevant topics as well as more social and creative activities such as art and drama projects). Read the rest of this entry »

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