School Visits to Abbotts Ann Watercress Farm 
Teachers’ Taster Event – 26 April 2018

Schoolchildren in the Andover district have been discovering the wonders of the natural environment during visits to Vitacress Salads’ Abbotts Ann Farm run in conjunction with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s education team. The school visits have been promoted by the Vitacress Conservation Trust, which has also provided equipment such as stream dipping kits and identification worksheets.

Through some up close and personal encounters with minibeasts, freshwater creatures and Rocket the barn owl, we hope to have inspired the children involved to protect local wildlife for years to come. The Farm Manager, Ron Bainbridge has also taught them about watercress production and encouraged them to eat more of it!

We are currently arranging school visits for this summer and will be holding a free taster evening for interested teachers and group leaders on Thursday 26th April, 5-7pm at Abbotts Farm. 

If you are interested in attending the taster evening, please contact either:
Carrie Hutchings at Vitacress – email:
Susan Simmonds at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust – email:


2018 Chalk Stream Headwaters Forum – Friday 23 November 2018

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2016 Chalk Stream Headwaters Forum

The Vitacress Conservation Trust celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary at this year’s Chalk Stream Headwaters Forum. Read more by following this link


Lord Selborne cutting the anniversary cake


VCT 10th Anniversary Cake


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