Plumpton College At Flimwell
for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry

Recognised by the EU as one of the best Leader+Projects in the South East.
And - Highly Commended Campaign to Protect Rural England Sussex, Countryside Award 2011

rural business training

rural skills

countryside management
computer training
butchery training
environment and grants
sheep and lambs
farming advice
farm animals
trug making
Plumpton College Main Campus website

Plumpton College
at Flimwell

About Us
Contact Us
Course Venues
Courses coming soon
Land - Legislative - Livestock
Woodland Management
and Rural Skills
Part time courses at Main College, Plumpton
Full Plumpton College Flimwell Course List
Booking Form

Agendas and Grants

Short Course Agendas
Grants for Training
Course Details
Butchery Courses
Butchery Testimonials




Forage Production
Marketing Your Meat


Countryside Skills

Sussex Breakfast


Advisory Visit

Need a Mentor

Links to helpful organisations


Sell at Farmers Markets


For Sale & Wanted
Situations Vacant
Gift Ideas
Friends & Family Days
Rooms for Hire
Celebration Venue for Hire in Woodland setting
Sustainable Building
Living Classroom
Contact Details

Courses take place in Sussex -
Flimwell TN5 7PR
Netherfield TN33 9QB
and TN33 9QL or
Plumpton BN7 3AE

Plumpton College at Flimwell
Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry

The Woodland Enterprise Centre
01580 879547


Plumpton College
Ditchling Road
Plumpton, Lewes
East Sussex. BN7 3AE
01273 890454


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Site Updated December 2016

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The Netherfield Centre was set up with the support of the European Community WARR Partnership Leader+ 2000-2006 Programme, supported by the European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund of the EU, East Sussex County Council, Plumpton College,Esmee Fairburn Foundation, Common Cause Co-operative, Rother District Council and West Sussex County Council.
Plumpton College for all land based training , apprenticeships and work place learning. Plumpton College is a hobby site with over 500 articles about keeping chickens, ducks and geese. It has a number of useful resources including a chicken breeds section and a poultry disease and disorder section.

CEVAS. Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Service. Access to farms for school children. Training for farmers who want to host farm visits.

Where can we go. Days out for all the family. Please follow this link Britain's What's On Events Guide
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Land Management

Kent and Sussex Deer Control. The Deer population in Kent and Sussex has increased at an alarming rate and is becoming a real problem . Damage to crops, forestry, orchards and gardens has reached unacceptable levels. Deer related road traffic accidents are an everyday occurrence and lives are lost in Sussex each year. For help and advise on deer management please visit our web site

Batcheller Monkhouse, Chartered Surveyors, Land Agents and Estate Agents with offices in Battle, Haywards Heath, Pulborough and Tunbridge Wells. Visit the website

Farming & Business Services

Culverwells Culverwells are Farm Machinery dealers specialising in Landini tractors. We operate from two branches: in Robertsbridge (East Sussex) and Tenterden (Kent). Please visit our website

Ernest Doe
suppliers of farm and land management machinery and country clothing Please visit the website

Soil Association
Organic producer services and organic certification.

The Country Land and Business Association our membership encompasses the full diversity of land, property and business and it is this experience and expertise which enables us to fight hard for a thriving rural economy.

WoodNet, Woodlands Enterprise Centre
Local timber sustainably produced in South East England.

Allotment Vegetable Growing Allotment diaries, photographs, advice about growing vegetables, fruits and herbs with a forum for chatting on the plot.

SCATS Countrystores now called Mole Country Stores
Mole Country Stores supply products to the rural community across the country, click here to find your nearest store.
As a part of the Mole Valley Farmers family of companies, we are committed to providing choice and quality at attractive prices. We are committed to providing for the needs of the rural community, as well as those that aspire to a country lifestyle.Whether you've got acres of land or a window box, a herd of cattle or a single dog, you can find what you're looking for at any one of our stores across the South of England. Please visit our website Mole Countrystores
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Environment and Landscape advertises jobs, courses and events in the environmental sector including conservation, ecology, organics, food and farming.

High Weald AONB Unit A strategic and specialist team that furthers understanding of the area, advises on its management and enables action to conserve it.
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Food and Health
Action in Rural Sussex - AirS
For information on Farmers Markets in East Sussex and sourcing local produce.
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Common Cause
Partner in The Netherfield Centre and local food in public sector catering programme. (Opens in new window)
For local produce Find Local Produce

Machinery & Inputs

RAMSAK now called AGRENA
Agrena is a farming and rural co-operative to help share farming resources covering the counties of Kent, East and West Sussex, and Eastern Surrey, although we do have Members in other parts of the country as well. Visit the website

Horse Riding Keep safe with off road riding join TROT tollrides off road trust for riding in the countryside and forestry. visit

If you are a landbased organisation and would like to join this links page, please email us at
Free Farming For Sale and Wanted with your details.
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NOTE These advertisers are not necessarily endorsed by Plumpton College, inclusion here is not personal recommendation.