Tangmere hosts science lesson for local A-Level students

Tangmere hosts science lesson for local A-Level students

Last week, 19 A-Level Biology students and staff from St Philip Howard Catholic School in Barnham brought their science class to Tangmere for a field trip and an opportunity to learn more about the scientific techniques and challenges involved in growing large-scale food crops. Tangmere’s Crops Manager, Mark Knight said: “We were delighted to welcome the students to Tangmere. Working with… leer más

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2018 Tangmere Highlights

2018 Tangmere Highlights

We can look back on an eventful growing year - of two halves. A wet and dark spring gave way to a very sunny and warm summer followed by a light autumn, resulting in a 5% increase in the 5-year average sunlight. In fact, there were 70 more hours of sunshine in July than the last two years – a heatwave and one of the UK’s hottest summers on record! Events In what is a pivotal time for the… leer más

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Getting the Glasshouses Ready for Planting

Getting the Glasshouses Ready for Planting

With the last of the British peppers picked, you might expect a lull, a time to go away on holiday maybe, but no, the reality is as soon as we have finished, we are busy again, getting ready for the new growing season. The nursery becomes a hive of activity with all of the glasshouses being emptied then cleaned rigorously. The team effort needed to manage this operation, followed by the planting… leer más

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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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