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Fancy helping us for a couple of hours on Sunday 11th May? Enjoy free entry & a free drink!

We need stewards and he...  read more

Tue 18th Mar

Willow for sale!

Loads of beautiful, freshly-coppiced willow for sale at highly competitive prices!

All grown at the Sustainability Centre as part of our from our very own WET System (Wetland Ecosystem Treatment System), which naturally purifies ou...  read more

The South Downs Experience - Winter Walking Get-Aways

Special 2 Night Deal

Enjoy your second night for just £5 per person

Available until until 22nd December

Make a break for the countryside and enjo...  read more

Travel Grant Scheme

We want as many children and teenagers to enjoy our education programmes and the great outdoors as possible. For some schools the travel costs of coach fees can be a barrier to gain all of the wonderful benef...  read more

Families are invited to come and find out more about The Sustainability Centre and join in the celebrations at the Autumn Discovery Day (20 October 2013). Harvest activities include apple pressing; pumpkin carving; tips on looking after be...  read more

Press Release

11 July 2013


Christine Seaward, MSc. Chief Executive, The Sustainability Centre is one of three new ...  read more

The South Downs Natural Burial Site at The Sustainability Centre in East Meon, Hampshire has been awarded Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2013.

Author and BBC's The One Show presenter Lucy Siegle presented the award to Al Blake...  read more

The South Downs Green Fair At The Sustainability Centre

Sunday May 12th

Bicycle power promises all the fun of the fair at The South Downs Green Fair, on Sunday May 12th. The Sustainability Centre near Clanfield are teamin...  read more

Fri 1st Mar

Climate Week Event

Tuesday 5th March - The Sustainability Centre are hosting this event as part of Climate Week and invite you to book a low carbon lunch in The Beech Cafe, followed by a viewing of the film 'The Growing Edge' in the Conference room and a talk...  read more

Fri 1st Mar

Climate Week Event

Tuesday 5th March - The Sustainability Centre are hosting this event as part of Climate Week and invite you to book a low carbon lunch in The Beech Cafe, followed by a viewing of the film 'The Growing Edge' in the Conference room and a talk...  read more

Wed 9th Jan

Sustainable Sewing

An exciting collaboration between The Sustainability Centre and Joy to Create has resulted in a new course entitled "Learn to Sew". Set in The Sustainability Centre's facilities in East Meon near Petersfield, Hampshire. The new course start...  read more

In November 2012 we were extremely happy to hear from Weston Park Junior School from Southampton, who told us they had sponsorship from the company Lawtech, enabling them to bring their year 4 pupils for two day trips to the Sustainability ...  read more

Wed 21st Nov

Songwriting Success

Igloo music's songwriting festival was a great success; the course took place at the Sustainability Centre near East Meon last Sunday, November 18th, where a diverse group of songwriters all came together to share a passion for writing, a p...  read more

Looking for something special as a gift for Christmas. We now have gift vouchers to buy that can be used against any course in 2013. Just call on 01730 823166 or email to place your order!

Keep loo...  read more

Explore and discover who we are and what we do.

Sunday 28th October 2012 10am to 4pm

Find out more about Forest School; Bushcraft; The South Downs Experince; Adult Learning; Children's Workshops; Permaculture; School programme...  read more

One balmy Wednesday evening in early September I found myself pulling into the car park of the Sustainability Centre at East Meon for three hours of a wild food walk in the South Downs National Park. This was a new venture for our membershi...  read more

The Sustainability Centre is starting an exciting new playgroup this September! For ages 3-4, every Wednesday morning with Ali and TuSC the Bear. These play sessions have an environmental theme, following TuSC to the rain forest and to the ...  read more

One of the world's leading permaculture teachers and practitioners, Geoff Lawton, is in Britain and teaching at The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire in July. Read on for details on how to take part in an unmissable opportunity to meet a tru...  read more

Wondering what the children can do all Summer? We have an exciting Summer School at the centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 31st July to 30th August. With a variety of hands on activities and learning within History, Science and Technolog...  read more

The South Downs Green Fair at the Sustainability Centre this May was a huge success. Thank you to all those that helped make it a wonderful day! Highlights included the children's parade with the theme of One Green Planet- with a huge plane...  read more

Tue 24th Apr

Songwriting Workshops

As part of our Explore your Creativity Workshops and Courses Dielle from Igloo Music running a series of workshops at the Sustainability Centre. The second will be 'Creating and Understanding Melody' on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm. No pre...  read more

Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville came for a day visit to the centre with 60 students age 13-16 from three different year groups and 3 different countries. Students from Italy and Holland were on a week's visit to the school, stayin...  read more

Fri 23rd Mar

Wanted: Edible Plants

Do you have too many seeds/tubers/ bulbs?

Are you thinning out?

Have you brought on too many edible plants this year?

If you'd like to donate some of your excess, The Sustainability Centre would love to hear from you. E...  read more

Enjoy free entry & a free drink! Please join us on Sunday 13th May. We need stewards and helpers throughout the day (2 hour rotas). Contact:

Beforehand we need help creating papier-mache props a...  read more

Christine Seaward CEO of the Sustainability Centre will be giving a presentation in the Woodland Classroom which will offer something for those interested in Permaculture, Bushcraft, Low Impact Living and Positive Lifestyles. It will take p...  read more

The Sustainbility Centre's Climate Week Challenge Team have chosen to undertake an unknown task on Monday 12th March. Our team of 6 will receive the challenge at 9am and will have an intensive hour to complete and submit the results. To fin...  read more

John Rhyder from the Woodcraft School will be hosting an interactive evening talk on Monday 20th February from 6 to 9pm and it's FREE! 'Connecting with our Ancestors' we plan to explore the relationship these people had with nature and how ...  read more

Local small business have kindly produced three walking and cycling trails for you to enjoy, you can use our site as a base for walking and cycling in the South Downs:

3 cycle rides:

htt...  read more

Watch our new film made by Stories4change filmaker on our Youtube page:  read more

On Tuesday 12th July the Elizabeth Fitzroy group who are based at the Centre had their official launch.

The Charity's trustees and funders, along with carers and family members were invited to attend the event to give them the opport...  read more

I've just had the distinct pleasure of being a course delegate on the inaugural eco-film making training course at the Sustainability Centre, delivered by Undercurrents co-founder Paul O'Connor.

I first heard about the course taking ...  read more

A new website for our South Downs Green Fair on the 8th May 2011 has been launched:

The website has all the information about what's on, how to fin...  read more

Volunteer Centre Assistant (learning opportunity)

This is a great opportunity for someone to gain work experience at the

Sustainability Centre and to train in sustainability related subjects free of

charge f...  read more

The Sustainability Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers with the time and skills to become Trustees. We currently have two specialist vacancies on our Board of Directors:

Finance - including practical accountancy skills to s...  read more

"At the end of January we will launch 7 new themed days for Primary Schools making the schools section even more exciting and offering teachers a greater choice of programmes to choose from. Topics for the days range from water in "Watery W...  read more

Thanks to Sura Detox, Paul Barney at Edulis Nursery and a local customer of Paul's, Doug Smith, we have over 20 new plant species in our forest garden. As they grow they will add much needed variety and interest to the beds at the entrance ...  read more

Sun 9th May

Green Fair 2010

Hampshire Green Fair at the Sustainability Centre

Sunday 9th May 2010, Adults £4 Children £2 (under 5s free)

The Hampshire Green Fair is set to expect record attendance this year, placing itself as the local gree...  read more

We are pleased to announce that The Sustainability Centre has been granted £46,000 from RDPE (Rural Development Plan England) by the Winchester and East Hants Fieldfare Local Action Group.

We will use this to buy a minibus run o...  read more

A big thank you goes to the Mamie Mollan Trust for funding our new website. It gives a fresh, exciting new look for The Sustainability Centre and for 2010. We are now able to accept credit card payments and bookings via the website and by t...  read more

Fri 1st Jan

Woodland Classroom

The Sustainability Centre has recently received a generous grant from the Mamie Mollan Trust in order to improve our facilities for education. With this funding we plan to build a Woodland Classroom, which will improve our capacity to educa...  read more

Climate change is urgent, it is an issue for this generation and we need to act now.

This message was delivered by none other than Jonathon Porritt of Forum for the Future at The Sustainability Centre in October 2009. Eighty people, ...  read more

A stunning sunfilled autumn day saw the opening of the Woodland Classroom and the launch of the Roundwood Timber Framing book and DVD. The chestnut shingles shone in the sunshine and the building seems to glow in its clearing in the beech w...  read more