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Notes from the Eastern Region CSA Gathering in June

We held a gathering at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm in June of Community Supported Agriculture Schemes in the Eastern Region many thanks to Toni Dipple who found time in her very busy life setting up Organic Ilford to … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree Visits France!

Last month Joanne travelled to the Picardie Region in northern France to learn about French Community Supported Agriculture, and also to ask vegetable growers how they are coping with our changing climate. Sincere thanks to the Grundtvig Programme for paying … Continue reading

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Annual CSA Member’s meeting

Thanks to everyone who joined our annual CSA members’ meeting last Monday 8th July, and in particular to Jon H for facilitating – meetings are always more fun with Jon! We talked about the past year (including the dreadful weather … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – June

Another incredibly busy month work-wise, but lots of new wildlife to report too! The stars of the show are the wren chicks right outside the door of the CSA shed. The video shows one of the adults (hard to tell … Continue reading

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Joel Salatin Course

Tom, Eric and I headed down to Cowdray Hall in Sussex for a two day course at the beginning of this week with the wonderful Joel Salatin who runs Polyface Farm in the States. Joel has been a personal hero … Continue reading

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The new Berkshire Piglets!

Aren’t our two new Berkshire piglets lovely? They arrived this morning!

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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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Eastern Region Gathering of CSAs Saturday 22nd June 2013

Calling all Community Supported Agriculture Schemes in the Eastern Region! The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm invites any and all Community Supported Agriculure Schemes in the Eastern Region to a gathering the afternoon of Saturday 22nd June 2013, starting at … Continue reading

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Tom’s wildlife blog – March

March was a month of extremes; from warm sunny spring days at the start of the month to bitterly cold days of snow taking us right into April. On the working party on the 9th March a barn owl spent … Continue reading

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Our piggy tractor in action!

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