NFU President visits Tangmere

NFU President visits Tangmere

Minette Batters, the president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) visited the nursery last week together with horticulture policy adviser, Lee Abbey, and horticulture adviser, Rupert Weaver. John Hall of The West Sussex Growers’ Association led the visit around members’ nurseries, which also included Hills Plants and Vitacress Herbs to showcase the high standards of horticultural… leer más

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From Farm to Fork, schoolchildren enjoy food and farming day

From Farm to Fork, schoolchildren enjoy food and farming day

A total of 2,400 children from 58 primary schools across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and Surrey attended the Connect with the Countryside Day on Thursday 12th July. With links to the National Curriculum, the event celebrates learning that has taken place throughout the academic year with a range of fun, hands-on activities in four special themed zones. Organised annually by the South of England Agricultural… leer más

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Open Farm Sunday at Tangmere - Thank you to all our visitors!

Open Farm Sunday at Tangmere - Thank you to all our visitors!

This year, Tangmere opened its gates for the third time and welcomed 1,515 visitors for a glorious sun-filled Open Farm Sunday. We had a fantastic 23% increase in visitors compared to our second year of opening in 2016. The feedback from visitors was wonderfully positive. Mark Knight, Tangmere Crops Manager said: “We were delighted to see people of all ages, interested in visiting… leer más

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Tangmere supports Thriving Through Venture community project

Tangmere supports Thriving Through Venture community project

The visit is part of the ‘Thriving Through Venture’ volunteer programme which involves 16 to 18 year olds in Wiltshire and Swindon. The programme will teach these young volunteers how to work together as a team in their local communities, and also with fellow young people in the community of Gunjur, The Gambia, building on the long relationship that the town of Marlborough, Wiltshire has… leer más

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Students explore the science of horticulture

Students explore the science of horticulture

This spring term, we hosted 23 A-level students from St Philip Howard School. The aim of these visits is to help illustrate key topics such as Photosynthesis and Integrated Pest Control Systems within the glasshouse environment. The  students also have a chance to see the onsite electricity generating station - an efficient farming system that uses the waste heat and carbon dioxide… leer más

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Environment Agency Trainees at Tangmere

Environment Agency Trainees at Tangmere

The visit was planned following a request from Technical Officer, Kathy Howard, who wanted to offer a view of water use and efficiency on a large scale. Listening to a presentation by Crops Manager, Mark Knight, the trainees learnt more about how effective water management reduces the amount of water and fertiliser needed to grow the peppers and have a positive impact on the environment. Inside the… leer más

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