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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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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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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Celebrating Year of Horticulture with a Royal Visit at South of England Show

Celebrating Year of Horticulture with a Royal Visit at South of England Show

This year the Society’s chosen theme was a ‘Celebration of Horticulture’ and Tangmere Airfield Nurseries were invited to take part in a special exhibit ‘Windows of Horticulture’ - nine varied displays demonstrating the best from horticulture specialists in the South East. Located in the Flower Marquee, Tangmere’s display featured aspects of biocontrol and irrigation… read more

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Local children get insight into pepper farming

Local children get insight into pepper farming

Young friends from Year 1 at Walberton & Binsted C of E Primary School had a great time finding out lots of information about peppers with a special lesson at our nurseries. To support their curriculum learning about growing, they were able to see first-hand how our pepper crops are produced. It provided a great opportunity to learn about food, some facts about growing and what is… read more

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