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A community in transition to a low carbon, sustainable, resilient life.

Supporting community-led responses to peak oil and climate change, building resilience and happiness


Forest Row tip faces closure

East Sussex County Council are considering closing the Forest Row waste facility (ie the tip in Station Road). They are currently consulting about this, so it is very important that you submit your thoughts about it by 11 December. The survey is on the ESCC site.

It is worth having a quick read of the supporting documents before you complete the survey,…


Created by BradScott Oct 31, 2013 at 5:46pm. Last updated by BradScott Feb 11, 2014.

Transition Projects



Are you involved in a community project? Want people to know?

Add your project!…


Created by Mike Grenville Nov 13, 2012 at 3:05pm. Last updated by Mike Grenville Nov 13, 2012.


The PDF version of Forest Row In Transition, our EDAP vision, is now available for download here. Printed copies are still available at £5 inc P&P to UK - please contact Mike Grenville for bulk orders and overseas delivery costs (FYI each one weights 200 grams)…

Created by Mike Grenville Sep 16, 2009 at 12:27pm. Last updated by Mike Grenville May 16, 2012.

Notes Home

Copies of The Transition Companion along with other Transition related books are available through Mike Grenville.

This is the 'must read' book about what the Transition movement is all about. Entertainingly written…


Created by Mike Grenville Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00am. Last updated by Mike Grenville Nov 29, 2011.

Other websites

A selection of other websites:

The Transition Network news site

The Forest Row community website

Network with other Transitioners around the South East

The blog of Rob Hopkins - founder… Continue

Created by Mike Grenville Jun 24, 2008 at 5:02pm. Last updated by Mike Grenville Oct 30, 2008.



Latest Activity

Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event


September 27, 2015 from 11am to 5pm
A wonderful, annual family event in and around the orchards of Stanmer Park.  Apple Day features masses of apple-themed activities including: orchard tours, food & drink, storytelling, children’s activities, music, apple identification, fruit tree growing advice, fruit from our orchards to buy, a range of stalls selling local produce and a lot more.  Not to be missed... the sun always shines!Free entry (£5 parking charge).…See More
May 19
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Scything at Stanmer Park

August 22, 2015 to August 23, 2015
This course covers the practical and theoretical elements of scything, giving participants the practical skills and techniques necessary to scythe lawns, larger areas and thorny undergrowth. Day 1: 10am - 5pmDay 2: 9.30am - 5pm (with an optional 7am start)Cost: £96-£225 (depending on income)Tutors:  Simon Fairlie, Stefan Gehrels, Beth TilstonSee website for full details…See More
May 17
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Fruit Tree Planting Workshop at Racehill Community Orchard

November 29, 2015 from 10am to 12:30pm
Hands-on experience planting fruit trees using techniques and materials to ensure the best possible start.  The workshop is followed by optional further tree planting until 4pm Tutors: Bryn Thomas & Stephan GehrelsCost: £20-£50Full details and bookings: ***NOTE bookings can only be made via our website ***For all courses & events:…See More
May 17
Brighton Permaculture Trust posted events
May 17
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Introduction to Permaculture at Stanmer Park

September 19, 2015 at 9:30am to September 20, 2015 at 5pm
This course introduces the basics of permaculture design and shows how this approach can be applied to individual circumstances to facilitate a move towards sustainability.Cost: £96-£225 Full details and bookings:***NOTE bookings can only be made via our website See More
May 17
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Self Building an Earthship at Stanmer Park

July 3, 2015 at 9am to July 5, 2015 at 5pm
This course is for anyone interested in learning about the construction of an Earthship. It includes practical workshops and aims to give a thorough understanding of the process.Cost: £160-£310Tutors: Rebecca Sarll, Jon Kalviac, Paulina Wojciechowska, Mischa Hewitt, Gillian Trott, Kevan Trott Full details and bookings:***NOTE bookings can…See More
May 17
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Permaculture Design Course (building sustainable communities) at Stanmer Park & other locations

September 26, 2015 at 10am to December 6, 2015 at 5pm
An intensive learning experience, covering Permaculture in practise and the theory behind it.  This course runs over 12 weekend days including one residential weekend & free entry to Green Architecture Day.It includes visits to:Ben Law's working woodlandSustainable buildings and 'eco' development initiativesPermaculture, organic and forest gardens
Community sustainability initiativesCommunity growing projectsCourse tutors & speakers include Bryn Thomas, Pippa Johns, Daniel Holloway,…See More
May 17
Kirsten Hartvig Rowley is now a member of Transition Forest Row
May 15

Blog Posts

Forest Row has its own electric vehicle charging point --- and it's free!

Posted by tony lewin on October 17, 2014 at 15:10 0 Comments

Forest Row has its own electric vehicle charging point  --- and it's free!

 Over the last year there has

been a increase in electric

vehicles in and around the

village. WiredThing, a Forest

Row based software company,

realised that the nearest free

32amp charging point was 9

miles away. With that in mind,

they decided to approach

Forest Row Parish Council to see if they could

provide a community…


Replacement Film

Posted by Mike Grenville on February 1, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

Sadly the film Continuum we had programmed for 11th April will not now be available until next year. So I'm looking for a replacement film. Here are the candidates - add your comments below about what you would like to see.

The trailers and more details are in all the links below:

  1. Project Wild thing


Forest Row newsletter

Posted by Mike Grenville on May 11, 2013 at 15:30 0 Comments

May 2013 Transition Forest Row newsletter

Transition Free Press

With 24 pages of full-on, full colour news and views, the summer edition is now available. Great photographs, great articles, contributed by Transitioners and community activists working in the field. Ordinary people doing extraordinary stuff in all kinds of places: in the city, in…


Backyard biology

Posted by BradScott on May 5, 2013 at 8:00 0 Comments

Becoming aware of the diversity of life on our doorsteps is another side to our developing understanding of where we live and our interdependence. Wildlife isn’t just something that exists in far-away places that we watch on TV. There is an astonishing variety of life in our gardens alone, and it is much more complex and diverse than we might imagine.

Over the weekend of 1-2 June, there is a national wildlife…


May 2013 - Transition Network Newsletter

Posted by Mike Grenville on May 3, 2013 at 9:32 0 Comments

Transition Network Newsletter - May 2013


New Delivery Director

As the first step in its planned restructure, Transition Network has appointed Sarah McAdam to the…



The Flyer

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The 'Holy 'Oak'

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