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March 12th 2017

KWES was featured in The Times on Saturday 11th March 2017 in the Animal Life Register section, page 81.  ... Read More

February 24th 2017

  KWES is featured in 16th February Waitrose Weekend Magazine. It is great to see that KWES is raising its profile in the wider community. 344 WW FEB 16 2017 gardening... Read More

September 27th 2016

Africa’s elephant population has crashed by an estimated 111,000 in the past decade primarily due to poaching, according to the IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report.           Released at the world’s largest wildlife trade conference, the authoritative report estimate... Read More

September 9th 2016

Sustainable has become a buzzword beloved by businesses. They believe it is one of those “gatekeeper” words consumers look for when trying to decide the relative benefit of buying one product over another. It falls into the same category as words like fairtrade, natural, biodegradable and recycl... Read More

August 4th 2016

It is hard to think of a debate that has been quite so divisive to the UK’s energy policy as nuclear power. Those who are pro nuclear power state it is the only viable “clean” alternative to fossil fuels. Those against feel equally strongly that it is an expensive, potentially dangerous soluti... Read More

July 26th 2016

KWES is holding an Open Day at our Mereworth compound on Tuesday September 6th from 9am to 1pm. There will be a demonstration of woodland product making and an opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeships KWES provides and the work KWES does. KWES is a charity whose objective is to provide... Read More

July 21st 2016

KWES – Kent Woodland Employment Scheme apprentices Josh and Kieran Gorman were jointly awarded the Woodreeve Trophy at the Kent County Show last week. The Woodreeve Trophy is awarded to a young individual based in Kent for outstanding achievement within their learning and study of woodland and... Read More

July 1st 2016

When Ben Bower, one of our KWES Project Leaders had the opportunity to travel to Kachchh in the state of Gujarat, India and utilise his woodland skills to help the local population, he jumped at the opportunity. This opportunity came about because Ben did his Msc at Greenwhich University and worked ... Read More

June 1st 2016

According to government estimates, ash dieback is expected to kill 80 million ash trees over the next 20 years. As a consequence research teams from London and Oxford Universities with the backing of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Forestry Commission are looking to ge... Read More

May 13th 2016

The Forestry Commission estimates that a farmhouse and its outbuildings would require 35 acres of woodland if heating was to be provided by wood on an indefinite basis. I think it unlikely that the 200,000 wood burning stoves sold last year were all bought by landed gentry. This begs the question, w... Read More