Category Archives: cultivation

The evolution of The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm: three panoramic photos

Digging through my old photos, I found a couple of panoramic photos taken from the farm entrance in years gone by. I asked Richard very nicely if he would take an up-to-date one, and during a break in the weather … 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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Signs of Spring at The Oak Tree Farm

Spring is most definitely here, despite the frosty nights there are real signs of new growth!

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Planting potatoes

Ever wondered how those beautiful ridges that we plant our potatoes into are made? Here is John in action with our Goldoni Jolly two-wheeled tractor!

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Electronic Wizardry at The Oak Tree

The observant CSA member may have notied Joanne’s other half, Richard, more busy than usual with all kinds of boxes of electronic gadgetry at the farm: a box of strange looking control panels has appeared in the main shed and … 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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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 on Jon Wright’s Radio Suffolk Show!

Listen to CSA member (and Radio Suffolk star) Jon Wright chatting with Tom about what is happening on the farm right now from his Radio Suffolk show this afternoon http://bit.ly/17030lp

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Our piggy tractor in action!

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The Hungry Gap – April and May when veg are scarce in the UK

We’ve just begun the “hungry gap”, the traditional time when veg was scarce in the UK because the winter veg had run our and the early summer veg hadn’t got started. I had been pretty worried about this time when … Continue reading

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