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Help to build the local food revolution nationally

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement is still at a fairly early stage in the UK, but it is rapidly growing. Perhaps surprisingly, there is no national website with a directory of all the UK CSAs. People who run CSAs … 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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Please help to spread the word about The Oak Tree!

Can your display or distribute leaflets and/or a poster about The Oak Tree Community Supported Agriculture Scheme in or close to Ipswich? We are currently seeking new members for a veg box from June next year with our tiny publicity … Continue reading

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Week beginning 7th October 2013

  1kg Tomatoes 400g Carrots 100g Spinach 150g Runner beans 250g Kale 1 Courgette 1 Spaghetti squash OR 3 Beetroots 1 Courgette OR Pepper OR Bunch of radishes

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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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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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