We offer low cost/free courses for people who would benefit from time in nature, such as those who've experienced depression, anxiety and stress.
We aim to run four Grow Seasons a year, offering individuals a chance to enjoy a wide range of activities in a supportive group, led by experienced leaders. Guided nature walks, conservation, green woodworking, beach combing, shepherding, creativity, gardening and mindfulness, meditation and so much more.
Our courses are designed to suit various levels of ability, and we have a very easy application process. If you think you would benefit from time in nature we would love to hear from you.
The Grow Season is based at Saddlescombe Farm, which is a National Trust farm nestled in the South Downs, on the outskirts of Brighton . We offer free transport to and from Brighton.
From this Autumn we will also be offering a trial Grow Season at Standen House near East Grinstead, with transport to and from Crawley.
Brighton courses run 10.30-5.00 for 8 consecutive Thursdays.
Crawley courses run 10.30-5.00 for 8 consecutive Tuesdays
2019 dates are as follows:
Brighton - Thursday 17th October - Thursday 5th December
Crawley - Tuesday 29th October - Tuesday 17th December
I couldn’t express in words how beneficial it’s been…inspiring, motivating, so much to take away. It’s been a privilege.
I’ve had many years with very little interaction with other people. To be involved in this group has given me great hope
Group Guidelines are available to read here.
We welcome people of all ages (over 18) and backgrounds on this course. We offer a supportive, nourishing environment, but unfortunately cannot support people in crisis. It's a fairly intensive course, so if you have high levels of complex need, we'd recommend you start with introductory nature connection courses run at Recovery College.