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Spring Rise Community Gardens is a learning on the land initiative, developing into a resource from the ground up for the local community to learn about and  celebrate local and sustainable food, craft and culture.


In order to best meet our aims, the land is being developed into a ecologically diverse, 4-seasons resource for learning with biodynamic principles at the core.  Spring Rise currently plays host to a vegetable and flower garden, fruit trees, soft fruit, forest garden, and tree nursery which provide valuable experience and learning opportunities for all. 


We are very grateful to have received some grant funding in order to reach more members of the community and to support the learning potential of Spring Rise during our start-up phase.  Thanks to the National Lottery Awards for All, Heritage Lottery Fund, Local Connections and Sussex Community Foundation, we are well on our way. 


We look forward to meeting you on the land.  Stay tuned for updates as we develop our programme of events, workshops, and other opportunities for you to make use of this vibrant and inspiring space.  Some of these will include: 

-seasonal biodynamic growing, cooking and processing

-bushcraft and forest school 

-regular events in celebration of our local and sustainable community; food, music, storytelling, and craft, to name a few.


There will also be the opportunity to hire the space to run your own workshops or events.  Spring Rise is equipped with: 

-compost toilets

-covered outdoor shelter

-outdoor kitchen and bread oven

-(and will soon have) a 7 metre bell tent on a hardwood platform with a stove to provide a warm indoor space to shelter from the elements.      

Please feel free to get in touch here should you have any questions.

There are many ways to support our work.  Please click here for more details.



We are delighted to be offering a series of workshops connecting to nature, community, and developing traditional land-based skills as part of our Homesteading Programme sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Stay tuned for more workshops to come!  We are incredibly fortunate to be able to reach a wider audience through offering this series of workshops at a much reduced rate.  We hope you will join us!


Special thanks to our partners, the Children's Forest for offering their skills and expertise as part of our work at Spring Rise!        

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