Friday, 11 January 2013

Thanet Earth and the Greenhouse Recount.

After yesterdays post, another tweet from Thanet Earth:

Thanet Earth ‏@thanetearth

@michaelbookshop Hi Michael, can assure you we do have 4 greenhouses now. Number 4 was constructed autumn 2012 and planting is taking place!

So I phoned them up again and spoke to the same person, it seems they have had a recount and yes they have four greenhouses one of which seems to be new.

To me a major local employer increasing their operation by a large factor is a major local news story, so I asked them if they have a press release, their website is a bit vague about the number of greenhouses: “No definite decision has yet been reached on timetable for construction of the remaining greenhouses, or on the crops they will grow.”

They had a bit of an ask around and then sent me around their telephone system until I reached the inevitable machine and gave up.

I think I have worked out what the problem is, bit like the pyramids and sharpening razor blades, what we have is a mixture of a pointy shape and massive size changing the nature of reality and consequentially making the greenhouses very difficult to count.

I have done an explanatory illustration, the phrase is: “Do not adjust your mind, reality is at fault”    


  1. There was a press releae in The Grocer last year with the plans for the 4th greenhouse.

    All we need now is the promised Visitors Centre and how many of the promised 550 jobs have materialised?

  2. Thanks anon, n.b. they employ 450 people at the moment according to their website.


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