We Are Partially Open
We are delighted to have re-opened for pre-booked events only. General access to the site remains unavailable at present. Our main reception and toilets are closed to general visitors. Our priority is the health and safety of for those attending pre-booked events, our guests, staff, and the local communities. We have all the measures in place to ensure we are COVID secure. We request your full co-operation in maintaining these standards.
South Downs Green Fair Moved to . . .
Sunday 9th May 2021
Sadly we have had to cancel our Green Fair this year. Although we planned to make it a September event instead, this is not to be and we are back to our usual date in 2021.
Our Education team are partially back at work and will be welcoming school groups back in mid September. We are taking schools bookings for Autumn and for 2021, so please do get in touch.
Adult Courses Restart
1st September 2020
We have lots of courses coming up so take a look and see what you might like to book your place for
Camp Site Open
We are now open for camping every day apart from Mondays. Our campsite is COVID secure.
The Beech Cafe is now open Thursday - Sunday
10am - 3.30pm. If you want to guarantee a table please book ahead.
01730 823 755
Our car park is open for authorised parking only, this applies to those visting the burial site
Our car parks remain unavailable to general visitors. Authorised parking is for those visiting the site for:-
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We are a learning and study centre, a beacon for sustainability, based in the heart of Hampshire's South Downs National Park in the UK.
We are an authentic model of sustainability. We share practical solutions to inspire and enable people to become the planet protectors and change makers that our world needs.
We offer an immersive, practical and creative approach to education. We inspire and support change-makers. We make it possible for everyone to be part of eco evolution in action.
The Sustainability Centre is owned and operated by The Earthworks Trust (Reg No.1079866).
Our outdoor family activities will get you exploring nature and learning survival skills as a family. This year we have really pushed the boat out for families to have the opportunity to reconnect with nature.
We have designed our Wild Ways workshops to be COVID secure and socially distant, whilst still having plenty of fun. With two different workshops each day, families can have a full day out if they choose.
£25 per Family Group
Up to 3 children Aged 6+ and their parents per family group.
Sustainability Clothing Shop
Organic Cotton T Shirts
Check Out Our Eco Active Blog
On The Wild Side
This blog makes a case for letting the wild in to all garden spaces and working with and not against nature in our own back yards. Taking a look at how to achieve a bio-diverse mix between a formal garden and an untamed wild wood. With the current focus on re-wilding and creating more diverse nature spaces, how much intervention is appropriate and how much interaction will be right?
Herbs for Health Blog
On this beautiful sunny day we have been out picking local cleavers for a refreshing tea. For once, it’s possible to forage from the hedgerows alongside country lanes as there are no polluting cars about!
There are lots of herbs that can boost your immune system and our herb expert, Sarah Hillyer has written a blog all about giving your health a boost this May.
If you want to start composting or improve your composting then Rachel, who manages our Garden and Volunteers Team has lots to say. Composting not only reduces rubbish going to landfill, it means that you can grow more food for free. So start saving your organic food scraps and turning them into "plant food."
How do I set up a compost bin?
What can I compost?
How can I get good and balanced compost?
Is there anything I can't compost?
How long does composting take?
How can I use my compost?
Now is a time to stay calm and connected to nature. Our Woodland Bard and tutor, Jonathon Huet, has recorded this wonderful guided meditation.
Being in nature uplifts our mind and body and many look to nature as a place for healing and personal growth. With Jonathon's guided meditation you can deepen your connection to nature and allow it to infiltrate your entire life.
Building works on the eco-refurbishment of our former hostel accommodation are well underway again. Once complete we will be able to offer en-suite overnight accommodation for educational visits, courses eco tourism, walkers and cyclists in The South Downs Eco Lodge. Completion is due in in December with a full opening set for early Spring 2021.
Sustainability Gift Shop
We have a wonderful Gift Shop with lots of lovely things made by local makers. Sally Mareike is the artist who made these beautiful pots.
Our shop sells gifts and items which are locally made or are eco friendly.
We also have Permaculture books at 10% off the RRP. All the profits help us to raise funds.
Charity Number 1079866
The Sustainability Centre
East Meon, Hants