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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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Save The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this post, but also with hope. To cut a very long story short, a planned donation to the farm has fallen through, through no fault of the donor (a … Continue reading

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Help to build the local food revolution nationally

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement is still at a fairly early stage in the UK, but it is rapidly growing. Perhaps surprisingly, there is no national website with a directory of all the UK CSAs. People who run CSAs … Continue reading

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Awards for All grant from The Big Lottery Fund

We’re delighted to announce that we have just been awarded a total of £9,900 by the Awards for All Big Lottery Fund. This award is to provide equipment to enable us to expand our community supported agriculture scheme from the … 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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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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Local Food Training Grant

A big “thank you” to Suffolk ACRE Local Foods who have generously given The Oak Tree Farm a grant of £181 for our training plans… CSA members will enjoy a WIld Food Harvest Skillshare on 11th May, and a Preserving … Continue reading

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Cooperative Community Fund

A big thank you to the Cooperative Community Fund for its award of £495 towards tools, polytunnels skins and room hire for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme. This will make a real difference and is very much appreciated 🙂

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