Category Archives: policy

One year on….

A year ago here at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm we were fighting for our future, and the global village came to our rescue thanks to the success of our Save The Oak Tree. If you were one of … 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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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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A busy time of year!

March is always a busy time of year on the farm, and our lovely members have risen to the challenge this month! Here are some photos of a recent working party, including a visit from the Ipswich Green Party Parliamentary … 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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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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A Grand Day Out at The Pig Idea Feast!

It is the (relatively!) quiet season at The Oak Tree, and Richard has been wanting to see the blue cock in Trafalgar Square for ages so The Pig Idea Feast today was the perfect excuse to go. The Pig Idea … 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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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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