Open Farm Sunday 2016 - Second year success

Open Farm Sunday 2016 - Second year success

We welcomed nearly 1,200 visitors through our gates for a glorious sun-filled Open Farm Sunday on 5 June. This year, we had a tremendous 40% increase in visitors compared to our first year in 2014. So, you could say the ‘buzz’ around Open Farm Sunday is getting louder. In fact, according to figures from organisers LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) around 400 farms opened across Britain… 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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Join us for Open Farm Sunday 2016

Join us for Open Farm Sunday 2016

There’s no better way to learn about British farming and food than visiting a farm for Open Farm Sunday. This year Tangmere Airfield Nurseries will once again open their gates for what promises to be an informative and enjoyable day for visitors of all ages with lots to see and do. When: Sunday 5 June Where: Tangmere Airfield Nurseries, The Old Airfield, City Fields Way, Tangmere Chichester,… read more

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We’re off! First green peppers signal the start of a new season

We’re off! First green peppers signal the start of a new season

These first ‘winter’ peppers come from our trials glasshouse where we are growing new, advanced varieties and assessing the benefits of lit crops using sodium and LED inter-lights. The UK pepper growing season usually starts at the end of February or early March when we expect daylight hours to increase. These ‘early’ green peppers from our special trials are an exciting development.… read more

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In with the new

In with the new

Now that we’re into the New Year and the days start to lengthen, January is the month we establish and nurture our new plants ready for the season ahead. Our winter tasks include pruning early side shoots to encourage fruit setting and putting strings up to support the plants as they become productive. Just like humans, these young plants demand lots of nutrients particularly calcium-rich feed,… read more

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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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