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The award winning Chatham Green Project is a conservation and education initiative on 400 acres of farmland in the heart of Essex. Focused on sustainable land use, the project investigates how we can utilise the land more effectively to better balance the 21st century needs of farming, nature and communities. Through this initiative, we provide National Curriculum linked educational activities for over 3,000 school aged pupils each year. In addition to this, we operate an environmental monitoring programme to record the changes in the land over time.

Our Project Goals

img1To educate schools through National Curriculum based education programmes, to connect future generations with farming and nature;  To continue to produce enough high quality food to meet the demands of a growing population. 

img2To restore functions to the landscape by planting woodland, creating wildflower meadows, implementing ecologically beneficial farming practices and through better water management;

img3To invest in local green infrastructure by providing a “green lung” for communities under pressure from urban expansion; To preserve the heritage of the rural way of life.

 

100% of our visiting teachers agree that our National Curriculum linked activities are suitable for the age group of their children, that topics covered are as agreed and our Education Team score an average 4.67 out of 5 for the method of delivery.     These are statistics we are very proud of and assure you of a great educational visit to Chatham Green.

 

The Chatham Green Project is a joint initiative of registered charity The Wilderness Foundation and commercial farmers Strutt and Parker (Farms) Ltd.   The programme is supported by a number of charitable and commercial organisations including Natural England, Bayer CropScience and Claas UK.

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