Category Archives: low carbon

The Brewery Tap Oak Tree Special Dinner 24th November 2014

Happy memories from last Thursdays’ Oak Tree Special Dinner at The Brewery Tap ! Never have Oak Tree ingredients tasted so good!  It was, in all honesty, the best meal I have ever eaten, and I worked away from home, living … Continue reading

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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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A proud moment for The Oak Tree Low Carbon farm – we’re heroes, officially!

Grower John, his good lady Ju, Joanne’s other half Richard and Joanne had an enjoyable day at Snape Maltings last week celebrating my winning a Suffolk County Council “Creating the Greenest County” Award. It goes without saying that Joanne only … Continue reading

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Supermarkets – please give your food waste to our pigs!

An open letter to local supermarkets: Dear Sir or Madam, I’m getting in touch on behalf of The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm on the edge of Ipswich. We are a not for profit social enterprise which offers a wide … Continue reading

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The highs, and lows, of Saving the Oak Tree

Running the Crowdfunding Campaign to Save The Oak Tree Farm is an extraordinary experience, with real highs and some pretty deep lows. I’ll explain a bit of the background to how I came to create The Oak Tree Low Carbon … Continue reading

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Low carbon cut flower update!

Our beautiful, ecologically grown cut flowers are coming on a pace! We have been growing flower for cutting for a few years now, but we have expanded the range and quantity that we grow this year, and we are also … 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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The Oak Tree Wild Food Walk 2015!

Our annual wild food walk and lunch is a traditional point in the farm year, another string to our members’ bows as they learn to survive and thrive in the hungry gap. This year’s walk took place last weekend, and … Continue reading

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A new cut flower venture here at The Oak Tree!

For a couple of years now we have offered cut flowers to our members as “Flower Shares” – bunches of flowers added to the weekly veg box during the summer and autumn. We will, of course, offer these again to … Continue reading

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The Flower Farmer’s Year by Georgie Newbery – Book Review

Here on The Oak Tree website I only ever bother reviewing books that I find genuinely useful. There are so many gardening and farming books out there that I don’t really see any point in criticising poor ones. I’d prefer … Continue reading

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