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

"So the world of the country house is changing fast, and in some cases the pattern of life of the countryside is changing with it.  Who knows, we may be seeing a new agricultural revolution let by the most innovative country landowners."

Kent Life - View the full article (pdf)

Kent Life - Jul 2005

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"... perhaps this is the future of farming in Britain".

"One pioneer of alternative crops in Kent is Countess Sondes, who farms the 4,500-acre Lees Court Estate, near Faversham."

Kent on Sunday - View the full article (pdf)

Kent on Sunday - Jul 2005

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"Lees Court, one of the oldest estates in England, is home to one of the newest trends in farming."

FT - View the full article (pdf)

Financial Times - Aug 2005

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"Sir Sandy Bruce-Lockhart, leader of the county council, was persuaded to spush for the (United Nations) centre after discussions with The Countess Sondes, steward of the 700-year-old Lees Court Estate in Kent and a longtime champion of non-food crops."

The Daily Telegraph - View the full article (pdf)

The Daily Telegraph - Sep 2005

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"The Countess Sondes has been the driving force behind the plans to bring the (United Nations) Centre to Kent."

 

ITV Meridian - Oct 2005

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"A major new development in this part of Kent, which throughout history been the vanguard of England's agriculture, is the collaboration being worked on between the Lees Court Estate and the United Nations...to introduce non-food crops to the developing world.  In this is the chance of a revolution in agriculture worldwide."

The North Downs - View the full article (pdf)

The North Downs by Peter Brandon - Dec 2005

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"The 700 year old Lees Court Estate, an hour South of London, is the traditional home of a very untraditional aristocrat. American born Countess Sondes is a farmer who's championing the latest trends in agriculture...non-food crops."

 

CNN - Jan 2006

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"An exotic feature of the scheme is an international centre...This is the brainchild of The Countess Sondes."

The Sunday Times - View the full article (pdf)

The Sunday Times - May 2006

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