Category Archives: climate change

Soil Carbon Sequestration – Savory Conference

Thank you to Eric and CSA members who did the harvest and working party on Friday and Saturday last week so I could attend the Savory Conference in London. This was all about using farming to sequester carbon in the … Continue reading

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Meeting with Minister for Climate Change via local MP Ben Gummer

A few weeks ago members of The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm Community Supported Agriculture Scheme were invited to a meeting with Minister for Climate Change & Energy Greg Barker by MP for Ipswich Ben Gummer. It was a small … Continue reading

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Seed saving adventure at The Oak Tree!

Resourceful CSA member Ray has saved the first Oak Tree seeds: from the few broad beans plants that survived last winter. They are obviously pretty vigorous as we had an almost 100% germination rate, and the young plants are now … Continue reading

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Storm St Jude at The Oak Tree

A huge thank you to everyone who spend last weekend battening down the hatches at the farm in preparation for Storm St Jude. The scene this afternoon was far less catastrophic than I had feared: all the animals were fine, … Continue reading

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Why our 12 acres are important

At present the CSA is only able to stay afloat thanks to grant funding from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and others, and by myself and Tom being prepared to work on a self-employed basis for only £750 per month each. … Continue reading

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Notes from the Eastern Region CSA Gathering in June

We held a gathering at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm in June of Community Supported Agriculture Schemes in the Eastern Region many thanks to Toni Dipple who found time in her very busy life setting up Organic Ilford to … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Visits France!

Last month Joanne travelled to the Picardie Region in northern France to learn about French Community Supported Agriculture, and also to ask vegetable growers how they are coping with our changing climate. Sincere thanks to the Grundtvig Programme for paying … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, Ipswich Awarded Two Year Grant totalling £20,000 by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

We are delighted to announce that The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm has just been awarded a two-year grant totalling £20,000 by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. At The Oak Tree we use an innovative combination of Ecological and Regenerative Agriculture … Continue reading

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Tracking temperature at the farm

Richard has built a box of electronics wizardry that will track the temperature of a number points around the farm. These are the first results from one of the polytunnels… interesting to see the temperature dropping below zero – too … Continue reading

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A Very Happy New Year to you

As far as I am concerned, as soon as the days start to lengthen, following the shortest day (this year: December 21st 2012, it does move a little some years) it is the New Year. This isn’t some deep-seated pagan … Continue reading

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