Whitehawk Community Food Project a.k.a The Food Project
Founded in 1996, the Whitehawk Community Food Project is a well-known community allotment occupying a tranquil 1-acre site on Whitehawk Hill, East Brighton. With stunning views of the sea and South Downs, it feels a world away from the hustle & bustle of the city below.
The Food Project takes a co-operative human-scale approach to growing wholesome food all-year-round, thereby providing immediate access for interested persons to learn practical subsistence food-growing and land skills via regular volunteer open days, tailored schools sessions, visits and courses. With 100 or more edible plant species growing, we aim to be a valuable local & regional demonstration site, and a bio-diverse healing space for therapeutic horticulture and re-connecting people and nature. All on-site gardening activities are co-ordinated by 3 highly experienced growers; the crops grown are distributed primarily among the garden's volunteers and helpers.
Our courses aim to share effective methods & techniques of food-growing, particularly those specific to our local growing conditions. Whilst some courses are naturally more hands-on than others there is nevertheless a common thread running through them, rooting them in place and season. Whatever the subject, the aim is to give you the know-how to apply successfully elsewhere. We hope you find them enjoyable and worthwhile.
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