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Medal success for Capel Manor College Capel Manor College was awarded a silver medal for its exhibit COMPOST ENERGY LIGHT at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (see page 83). Garden, domestic and agricultural waste are valuable commodities and College’s exhibit uses three zones to demonstrate how technology and science are used to transform waste into compost and the light plants need - creating the perfect recycling process. Capel Manor College also enables its student to transform their lives through the acquisition of skills and knowledge. This exhibit has been designed by two ex-students to help them establish their garden design businesses. The three “zones” explore: • Composting of waste material

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• Capturing and releasing energy using waste products • U sing “green” energy to grow plants and produce food The project demonstrates how the College works closely with sponsors such as London Waste, Iona Capital and Future Garden to transform the horticultural industry by using their support to integrate technology into all aspects of plant production and bring the sector into the 21st century. Giving students and staff at the College the opportunity to design and help create an exhibit at Chelsea – the greatest Flower Show in the world -is in itself a transforming experience, building confidence and adding impressively to students’ CV’s. www.capel.a c.uk

The Rock Croft unfogable eye protection employs stainless steel perforated or mesh ‘lenses’ to eradicate misting up, but also scratching of the lens will not impair the vision, hence their longevity. These mesh safety glasses are ideal for a variety of applications, including; chainsaw work, hedge trimming, forestry, landscaping and other arboricultural works. www.meshsafetyglasses.com

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THE LANDSCAPER JUNE 2017  
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