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Winter Solstice thoughts 2016

The time leading up to the shortest day and longest night, the winter solstice (21st December this year) is a special time for me as it feels as if the world is slowing down, and there is a unique peace … Continue reading

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Visit to Chagfood CSA in Devon

(or “what Joanne did on her holidays…”) I’m not very good at holidays. That’s to say I spend a lot of my time away thinking about, and planning the future of, The Oak Tree. Last week Richard and I headed … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Building Feasibility Study – Progress so far

We are currently doing a feasibility study with a view to submitting a planning application for a Community Cafe and Training Centre later in 2016. This would be a small, single story building on a tucked away corner of the … Continue reading

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Help save a local Rushmere-St-Andrew smallholding!!!!

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 … Continue reading

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Three go out in the snow…

On Sunday, Chris H, Tom and I pottered up to the farm in the snow to make a start on the third polytunnel. Our polytunnel frames were secondhand, so now we’re onto the third and final one we are running … Continue reading

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Participatory Building Design Workshop

Many, many thanks to the many people who helped to make last Sunday’s Participatory Building Design Workshop, in particular Fraser for organising it, Imogen and Ed for their architectural expertise and enthusiasm, and Joy for welcoming us to her lovely … Continue reading

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