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… read more

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Students, staff and the RHS join forces in biodiversity project

Students, staff and the RHS join forces in biodiversity project

We’re excited to announce that Tangmere Airfield Nurseries has teamed up with The Royal Horticultural Society in a pilot scheme to help students engage in learning within the context of the horticulture industry. As members of the West Sussex Growers’ Association, Tangmere met with the RHS and local secondary school teachers to share available resources that could be utilised for learning… read more

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Biology field trip at Tangmere

Biology field trip at Tangmere

17 A-level biology students from St Philip Howard School in Barnham, West Sussex recently visited Tangmere Airfield Nurseries to find out more about horticultural ecosystems. The visit was planned following a request from Science Teacher, Neil Mitchell, who wanted to offer his students a view of the scientific techniques and the challenges involved in growing food crops: “With our studies being… 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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Getting set for the 2015 season

Getting set for the 2015 season

Well it’s January again, which can really only mean one thing at Tangmere; time to plant (and prepare) the nursery —time flies when you’re growing peppers, so it seems! After a very wet start, 2014 turned out to be a very good growing year indeed. The consistent spring light helped our beneficial insects to establish well and by the time the warm summer weather arrived, the crop was… read more

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Solar power project gets the green light

Solar power project gets the green light

One of our core business aims is to reduce our carbon footprint and take action against climate change. Accordingly, we continue to invest in projects that safeguard and progress horticulture, as well as benefit the environment.   A new investment has been made in a photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the office to generate electricity for the business from the sun’s energy.… read more

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