Lees Court Estate, Faversham
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Media Coverage

A selection of articles published and TV coverage in relation to Lees Court Estate.

"It's very cutting edge; very leading".

 

BBC Radio Kent - Apr 2003

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"Lady Sondes seems an unlikely spokesperson... but it is her particular style, coupled with an impressive knowledge of a complex subject, that may be the key to alerting a wider audience to her message".

"She has managed to engineer this unlikely union between an English farm-based business and the sophisticated world of American marketing".

New Life for old estates - View the full article (pdf)

Country Life - Apr 2003

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"To survive you've got to diversify. When it comes tothat, there's one woman who's head and shoulders above the rest".

"You don't find many Countesses prepared to get their hands dirty, but this is farming twenty first century style"

 

BBC 1 Inside Out - May 2003

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"Lady Sondes has taken a lead in British Farming".

"Strange plants, dismissed by some as kerbside weeds, are emerging as a valuable commodity at Lees Court Estate... as a new aristocracy begins to tap the market for non-food crops".

Wheat fields transformed - View the full article (pdf)

The Guardian - Jul 2003

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"There aren't many other estates like this in Britain".

"[The Countess] is succeeding where a lot of estate owners are failing, so I wonder if [she is] the new model of the English aristocracy, is [The Countess] the aristocratic landowner for the next century".

 

BBC Radio 4 - On Your Farm - Jul 2003

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"The blossoming fields of flowers have been harnessed into the sweet smell of success by [this] Kent Countess".

 

BBC South East Today - Jul 2003

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"The grain is being used in a highly unusual way: a revolutionary process is used to produce oil"

Turning wheat into scent - View the full article (pdf)

South East Farmer - Sep 2003

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"[re: the East Kent Ploughing Match] This year many are hoping that the Lees Court Estate may provide something extra as a model for farming in the future".

 

The Barbara Sturgeon Show, BBC Radio Kent - Sep 2003

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