Fruit and orchards
We are involved in a number of initiatives to encourage growing, harvesting and eating of local fruit.
School and community orchards
We are helping schools and communities orchards across Sussex to plant orchards, some as small as 4 trees, others as big as 200. Find out how we can help you to plant an orchard in your school or community, or contact us for more details.
We are working, again with our partner Action in rural Sussex, to reintroduce delicious and nearly extinct Sussex apple varieties. Small numbers of these are available for sale.
We are harvesting unused fruit in Brighton & Hove. Please contact us if you know of fruit trees where the fruit isn't used. If you would like to help with the project (volunteers get to eat lots of fruit), please sign up to our volunteer list to receive notice of scrumping opportunities.
The Scrumping project is part of Harvest Brighton & Hove. Harvest is a partnership project that aims to help more people in Brighton & Hove to grow their own and eat local food, by helping people gain skills and finding more land for food growing.
Orchards and plot
With Stanmer Orchard Group we have renovated two old orchards at Stanmer. They provide an abundance of apples and good habitat for wildlife and are open for school and group visits. We often need volunteers to help with the orchards; please sign up to our volunteer list (see below) for details.
We also have a plot of land which includes a nursery for propagating Sussex apple trees. It is not open to the public but can be visited at Stanmer Organics open days.
If you would like to volunteer to help with these projects, simply sign up to our volunteer list. We'll email you with volunteering opportunities as and when they arise. Or, if you have a particular skill to offer, please feel free to contact us.