Category Archives: low carbon

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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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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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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The Oak Tree Open air screening of the “Tonight” programme

Last night was an exciting event at The Oak Tree! We came together to watch a battery powered, open air (thanks, Richard!) screening of our appearance on ITV1’s Tonight programme “Food Facts and Fiction: Where does our food come from?” … Continue reading

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Introducing Fraser’s extraordinary veg box carrier

I did have to smile last week when Fraser came to collect his neighbourhood groups veg boxes last week. Fraser is a talented mechnical engineer whose innovations are to be seen around the farm (including as co-designer of our bicycle … 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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The Oxford Real Farming Conference ORFC January 2013 – Day 1

The Oxford Real Farming conference was set up about four years ago by two writers, Colin Tudge and Graham Harvey, as a sort of “protest” about, or at least an alternative to, The Oxford Farming Conference. The Oxford Farming Conference … Continue reading

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A Very Happy New Year to you

As far as I am concerned, as soon as the days start to lengthen, following the shortest day (this year: December 21st 2012, it does move a little some years) it is the New Year. This isn’t some deep-seated pagan … Continue reading

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Participatory Building Design Workshop

Many, many thanks to the many people who helped to make last Sunday’s Participatory Building Design Workshop, in particular Fraser for organising it, Imogen and Ed for their architectural expertise and enthusiasm, and Joy for welcoming us to her lovely … Continue reading

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