Title awarded for sustainable farm

Thanet Earth has claimed the title of Sustainable Farm Practice Champion at the Food & Farming Industry Awards, which took place at the Commons last month.

The judges said of the Kent glasshouse complex: "Profits generated are clearly being reinvested on the site and any new technologies to improve efficiency and reduce wastage are being grasped."

The site employs rainwater capture for irrigation, efficient use of gas to produce electricity and heat, and natural pest-control measures. Thanet Earth will expand further this year with the addition of a fourth glasshouse for growing tomatoes.

Also at the awards, Lord Taylor of Holbeach was named Personality of the Year and described by judges as "an erudite and eloquent voice for UK agriculture".


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