Category Archives: low carbon

Annual Farm Tour 2014

We were delighted to welcome a lovely group of visitors to The Oak Tree last Saturday  who came to find out how we work as a community to produce good food while having a positive effect on the environment. Our … Continue reading

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Eric and Rose: A floral wedding!

Eric and Rose, two founder members of The Oak Tree Farm Community Supported Agriculture Scheme (indeed Eric is now Joanne’s fellow full time grower and manager at the farm) got married a couple of weeks ago. The happy couple got … Continue reading

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Pigs love comfrey!

Comfrey is an amazing plant – its deep roots draw up minerals from the subsoil which can be used to provides nutrients for vegetables – we do it the easy way and just use it as a mulch. It was … Continue reading

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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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The Oak Tree awarded Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold

We’re delighted to say that The Oak Tree Farm has once again been awarded the Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold Standard. We received the award at a lovely event organised by the Greenest County Team last week here. And there were … 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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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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Creating our new irrigation system

Last weekend saw the arrival of this beast, hired for the weekend to dig the trenches for our new irrigation system! Many thanks to The Big Lottery Fund for making this possible! Aha! I hear you say … that is … Continue reading

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Nothing goes to waste at The Oak Tree!

CSA member Frans caught The Oak Tree “food waste” hierachy in action… our pigs enjoying discarded leaves from the Friday harvest. Nothing goes to waste at The Oak Tree! Another photo from Frans… this chicken has enjoyed as much of … Continue reading

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