Category Archives: transition

An important new book: Unlikely Heroes by Walter Lewis

When I first picked up my copy of Walter Lewis’s book “Unlikely Heroes” I got the impression of a coffee table book of photos, albeit a particularly beautiful and interesting one. But I was wrong, it is far more than … 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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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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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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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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Resilience and The Oak Tree

Late last week, as I harvested the day’s vegetable boxes, I finally accepted that the farm wasn’t prepared for the impending cold weather. Harvesting had been slow and difficult all week, and that day the ground was starting to freeze, … Continue reading

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Pig club progress

Tom’s video of the Pig Club pigs being butchered from The Oak Tree had me falling about laughing this morning (does that sound a bit sordid!?) Very many thanks to Colin of Mickleson’s butchers on Woodbridge Road, East Ipswich. Mickleson’s … Continue reading

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Solstice thoughts

I’ve been composing this post in my mind for weeks. Today, the day after the shortest day and the longest night, seems like a good time to write it down. The solstices are a significant time for me as they … Continue reading

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Who fancies a 30 day – 30 mile food challenge?

Greener Fram Challenge Flyer Greener Fram (lingham) recently did a 30 day – 30 mile food challenge. I’m suggest we do some thing similar here in Ipswich September 2012 (the time of plenty – let’s start with something encouraging!) There … Continue reading

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