A team of over 30 archaeologists, assisted by many volunteers, painstakingly excavate and document what lies beneath the surface.
The vision and plan are created. Our business is formed and funding is secured.
Infrastructure work starts on site
Greenhouse construction starts in April with first plants placed in greenhouses by December
First cucumbers harvested in March
Cucumbers are now grown from January to November. We produce around 30m a year
target reached in 2010
We launch the Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship with Hadlow College. The programme helps us grow and assess new and exciting varieties to offer our customers
We begin our partnership with FareShare to distribute surplus produce
target reached in 2012
First harvest from fourth greenhouse in March
Duke of Kent visits the glasshouses
Our schools programme has reached over 3,000 local children both in schools and our learning zone
Over 400m tomatoes are now grown with around 450,000 plants in one glasshouse
Kent Excellence in Business award –Land based business of the year winner
Construction of fifth greenhouse
Construction starts on sixth greenhouse.
5 year anniversary of the Discovery Fellowship with Hadlow College. Eight students have graduated as Discovery Fellows in that time.
First harvest from fifth greenhouse in March
By 2018 around 24m peppers a year are being produced, with speciality and super sweet peppers alongside four colours of standard peppers
First harvest of cucumbers from a greenhouse fitted with grow lights
Thanet Earth celebrates its 10 year anniversary
First LED lights installed, they are longer lasting, and produce considerably less light pollution that sodium lights
Planning permission granted to extend the packhouse
In May we completed the installation of 2,630 solar panels on our packhouse and office roof covering an area of 4,997m2. With an estimated reduction of 195,316kg of CO2 per annum
permission granted for seventh greenhouse