This year’s Kent County Show saw sweltering temperatures over the three days, which brought the sun-seeking visitors out in droves. As always, Hadlow College had a significant presence and profile as Livestock and Equine sponsors at the show, with the College being profiled on BBC Radio Kent on all three days and receiving television coverage on the Friday evening.
Hadlow College, in partnership with Rural PLC (Kent), have produced a pre-2017 Election Manifesto
Our 3rd year Landscape and Countryside Management degree students recently undertook a field trip to Cuckmere Haven and Knepp Castle Estate in Sussex as part of their Coastal Habitat Management and Livestock Use in Conservation units.
Hadlow College welcomed a series of industry experts to speak at its annual Horticulture and Landscape Conference on the 2nd March, entitled ‘The Bigger Picture’, which covered a broad range of topics, touching upon such pertinent issues as the role of cutting-edge technology in commercial horticulture and post-Brexit food security.
This year’s Lambing Weekend, our flagship event heralding the start of Spring, saw us welcome 13,000 visitors to our site at Faulkner’s Farm on the 11th and 12th March. Running for 25 years now, the event continues to expand, with this year featuring more exciting family activities and food stalls showcasing the best of our local produce than ever before
Hadlow College are proud to announce they have partnered with Kingswood Training, a market-leading Lantra-approved training provider, to offer a range of short and legislative chainsaw and arborist courses.
The Hadlow Group had a hugely successful three days at the Kent County Show this year. The main marquee had a countryside and sustainability theme, with a host of exciting stands and interactive activities on offer.
15 students from Year 1 and Year 2 of the FdSc Countryside Management course recently enjoyed a Study Tour to Dartmoor, staying in camping pods (wooden structures providing basic accommodation) or camped on the banks of the East Dart, at Brimpts farm in the heart of the National park.
Our Countryside Management students have recently been out in force spending their practical sessions in establishing and developing habitat on the Hadlow College estate.
As part of their work with the local community, Hadlow College students recently completed a project with the Kent Fire and Rescue Service assisting with the landscaping around the new Ash-cum-Ridley Fire Station.
On the 6th June, students from Hadlow College, currently studying for their Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, took part in some filming at the National Trust's Scotney Castle property for a wildlife special of BBC Countryfile.
30 students studying towards the Level 2 Diploma in Game Management and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management recently enjoyed a trip to the Tower Hill Shoot in Offham, kindly hosted by Ian Barwick, owner of the shoot.
14 Extended Diploma Countryside management Students recently enjoyed a trip to Knole Park, Sevenoaks as part of the groups Deer management lessons.
Eleven Countryside Management Students who are studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma course, recently visited Laddingford School as part of a Community project to build 3 raised beds.