School Visits to Abbotts Ann Watercress Farm 
Teachers’ Taster Event – 25 April 2019

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 25th April, 5-7pm at the Abbotts Ann 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:

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Lord Selborne cutting the anniversary cake


VCT 10th Anniversary Cake

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