Category Archives: low carbon

Our bicycle powered grain mill

Well done to the bicycle powered grain mill team, including Mark D, Steve M, Fraser F and Tom W! At Saturday’s working party we milled local bread wheat using Joanne’s hand grain mill which is now pedal powered – far … Continue reading

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Look at all our chickens!

Our chickens’ pens, inspired by Polyface Farm, are moved every single day to give them fresh grass, fresh ground to scratch and somewhere new to poo. They have automatic drinkers (fed from a diesel fuel can – but it does … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Shortlisted for a Creating the Greenest County Award!

The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm has been short listed for a Suffolk Country Council Creating the Greenest County Award in the category of Community: Local Food! Many thanks & congratulations to Dan, Lucy and the other CSA members who … Continue reading

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Ray’s Marvellous Manure Mover

Many thanks to Lucy for this wonderful picture of Ray’s Marvellous Manure Mover – new CSA member Ray arrived with this fantastic bike & trailer and proceeded to move lots of muck from next door’s stable yard!  

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Tesco on the Golden Key (pub site)?

Joanne’s email to Alaisdair Ross, Labour Councillor for Rushmere Ward… Dear Alasdair, Many thanks for your leaflet about the planning application for a Tesco store on the Golden Key pub site on the Woodbridge Road. I am opposed to this … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Carbon Policy

I’m very fortunate to have the help of Steve Marsden from Carbon Step Change in setting up a policy for reducing carbon emissions at The Oak Tree. It might sound a bit over the top for one woman and a … Continue reading

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UN expert gives support to ecological farming

Sometimes running the Oak Tree feels like riding into the wind, as most official support is either for large agroindustry or for social gardening projects. I am all for social gardening projects, as gardening is certainly a wonderful environment to … Continue reading

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What on earth does “Low Carbon Farm” mean?

In the near future our food will be produced locally by a sustainable agriculture that adapts to climate change and rising fuel costs. Either that, or we all go hungry. It’s a stark fact that’s increasingly evident to consumers, policy … Continue reading

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