A helping hand at Christmas

A helping hand at Christmas

This year, staff at Tangmere got in the festive spirit and supported local radio station Wave 105 with their charity Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ Appeal. The aim of the appeal is to make sure every local child in poverty has a gift on Christmas morning and to continue to support children in our region in to the future. In total, staff raised £450 for the charity and fundraising… read more

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Good luck to our Great South Runners

Good luck to our Great South Runners

Planners Jackie Millington and Patryk Kupczak from Tangmere's packhouse team are running the 2015 Great South Run for the Aldingbourne Trust, a West Sussex charity which supports adults with learning / physical disabilities to live independent lives. The Trust is currently raising £4 million to build the new Quarry Building - a sustainable space to expand its social enterprises… read more

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Supporting education for the ‘next generation’

Supporting education for the ‘next generation’

Since the start of our growing season and the appearance of the first red peppers, Tangmere has been busy engaging with local schools and colleges across the region; helping young people to have a greater understanding about where their food comes from. Our growing experts have hosted some 126 students ranging in age from 5-17yrs, providing ‘hands-on’ tours of the glasshouses to explain… read more

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We are now a LEAF Demonstration Farm

We are now a LEAF Demonstration Farm

Tangmere Airfield Nurseries has become the latest farm to join LEAF’s nationwide network of Demonstration Farms. It becomes one of over 40 other farms across the country set up to showcase the very best of sustainable farming practices. LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) Demonstration Farms act as ‘living classrooms’ demonstrating the principles of Integrated Farm Management (IFM)… read more

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Staff enter Great South Run in memory of former colleague

Staff enter Great South Run in memory of former colleague

Staff from Tangmere Airfield Nurseries will be competing in the Great South Run 10 mile event on 26th October to raise money for charity in memory of their friend and colleague, Chris Cook. Chris was a key member of the growing team, a keen sportsman and is sorely missed. The team of 9 staff and friends will be putting their best foot forward to join 25,000 runners taking part in the popular event,… read more

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Our First Open Farm Sunday - What a fantastic day!

Our First Open Farm Sunday - What a fantastic day!

This was the first year the nursery had participated in Open Farm Sunday – an initiative setup by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) to showcase British farming. It’s also nearly a decade since the nursery last opened to the public so there was a great sense of occasion – a mix of anticipation and excitement. Mark Knight, Technical Crops Manager said of the event: “As it… read more

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