Category Archives: local food

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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Comparing the cost of our veg with other outlets

I’m always curious to know how the price of a veg share box from The Oak Tree Compares with other ways of buying veg. Indeed I did a comparison back in the hungry gap  which suggested that we’re doing quite … Continue reading

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No joy with food waste for animals from the big supermarkets

We’ve approached two big supermarkets to ask if they would donate their (legal) waste food for our pigs. The wonderful Pig Idea Campaign has been drawing attention to this utterly common-sense way of using food waste that is no longer … 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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Vegetable Survey results for CSA Year June 2014 – May 2015

Many thanks to all the CSA members who completed The Oak Tree Veg survey to help choose our crops for the CSA year June 2014 – May 2015. The results of the multiple choice questions are in this documents Veg … Continue reading

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Proud to be a member of The Land Workers’ Alliance

Recently I joined the Land Workers Alliance. The first time I heard about what they are up to I was moved to tears – the issues they are campaigning on are exactly the problems that have been dogging me daily … Continue reading

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The Pig Idea!

We’ll be at The Pig Idea Feast in Trafalgar Square tomorrow. Now it takes a lot to drag The Oak Tree all the way into London, but this is an important issue, and it also looks like fun. And it … Continue reading

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A fantastic turnout for our farm tour!

We had lovely weather for our farm tour on Saturday, and lots of people came long to find out more about the farm! We launched recruitment of new members of our Community Supported Agriculture scheme for a vegetable box from … Continue reading

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Nose to tail….

When we say a Nose to Tail Cookery Course, we mean it.  There’ll be a trotter too. Still a couple of places left on tomorrow’s course – book your place now! Our meat will be coming from our lovely friends … Continue reading

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Last minute preparations for the Organic Gardening Course

Joanne and Tom have been making last minute preparations for the Organic Gardening Course to be held at the farm this Saturday 7th September. Here is Tom preparing to show soil samples under the microscope – soil really is quite … Continue reading

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