aims & activities

  • Founded in 1996, the Whitehawk Community Food Project is a well-known community allotment situated on a 1-acre site on Whitehawk Hill, East Brighton.
  • The Project’s core focus is on growing wholesome high-quality food all year round, utilising organic, permaculture and biodynamic principles and techniques.
  • Through regular drop-in volunteer days, workshops, courses and visits we provide opportunities for people to learn practical subsistence food-growing and land skills.
  • We are a valuable medium-scale demonstration site, showing what is possible to grow in our local climate and soils with teamwork and cooperation. By doing so, we provide a bio-diverse space for delivering the proven benefits of social and therapeutic horticulture. We are also a home to artists, musicians, herbalists, foragers, healers and all who seek re-connection with nature.
  • Tailored sessions are provided to schools, colleges, community groups companies throughout the week. In October 2012 we were awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating from OFSTED, for a weekly gardening session that we deliver for autistic young adults attending a local college.­­­­­
  • Open volunteer days: every Thursday and Sunday throughout the year.