All bookings are risk-free! All bookings for 2020 can be amended without penalty.
We are very pleased to share with you our aim, which is to open some of our services. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the local communities.
Camp Site Open
We are open at weekends in July, expanding to week day camping in August. Our campsite is adapted to the new social distancing and safety requirements set out by the UK government.
The Beech Cafe opening hours are Thursday - Sunday
10am - 3.30pm
We complying with social distancing guidance. If you want to guarantee a table please book ahead.
PHONE 01730 823 755
Our full courses programme will re-start in September.
FIND OUT MORE
Site and Car Park
The Sustainability Centre car parks remain shut to all visitors except those visiting the site for the following:-
Our Burials car park is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
The car park is locked from 4pm to 9am.
FIND OUT MORE
Join Our Friends Scheme Today
We have lots of loyal supporters, followers and people and you may be one of them. If you are, we would like you to consider becoming a Friend.
Raise Funds For Us While You Shop
Click on Give As You Live every time you shop online and the Sustainability Centre will recieve a donation.
When you shop at over 4,000 top stores including Amazon, Expedia and John Lewis via Give as you Live, they'll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for Leaves for Learning!
Simply follow the link below, search for the retailer and start shopping. It's that simple.
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 summer of outdoor 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 and emerge into the sunshine of the summer.
We have designed our summer 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.
We are delighted to formally confirm that building works on Wetherdown Lodge, due to start on 23rd March 2020, have restarted.
On Monday 27th April the Site Manager Martin was on site finishing the setting up. Deliveries have started to arrive with a skip, scaffolding and the final portacabin arriving on the 29th April. Some demolition has also started with the old windows coming out.
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.