Message to all in Rushmere-St-Andrew and East Ipswich: If you can possibly spare half an hour on Thursday at 1pm please show your support for a neighbouring ecological small holding.
Suffolk Coastal District Council is set to take a decision on whether or not to plonk a whole load of “Executive Homes” on one of the few truly fertile and tree-covered plots of land in Rushmere-St-Andrew. It is the woody plot immediately opposite the big stone church in Rushmere (not the Baptist Church close to The Oak Tree) : please meet there just before 1pm on Thursday 11th December 2014.
Everything we are working towards at The Oak Tree Farm has been happening on that plot for decades. I grew up eating vegetables from the plot, and a visit to the site was a huge help when I first set up The Oak Tree! The local community has been planting trees on the holding, trees that are the size that our trees will be in thirty years time or more – and almost all of them would be cut down to make way for housing!
When we meet photos will be taken for the East Anglian Daily Times so we will really have a chance to show how important local ecological growing is to us all!