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Pioneering Farming formula in the Home Counties

A new farming method has arrived in the UK. Thanet Earth covers 18ha (the size of 25 football pitches) and is modelled on a Dutch farming approach. Based on high-intensity horticulture pioneered in the Netherlands, the farm boasts seven reservoirs to catch rain water, has its own power generators, allowing the farm to sell electricity back to the national grid while also producing the heat and Co2 that are beneficial to the plants.

The farm is expected to boost British salad-vegetable production by 15%, growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

80 million Euros have been invested getting the site fully operational and is not only based on sound environmental logic but also on commercial plausibility. 

Not bad for a farm just outside of London.

Watch out for www.thanetearth.com

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