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What I did on my holidays….

On the final day of our first week long holiday in two years I spent a day on a course at Charles Dowding‘s holding in Somerset. Charles is author of many fine books on no-dig gardening and his garden is … Continue reading

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Harvest at The Oak Tree

Here’ s Chris harvesting our Crown Prince squash today: Crown Prince is a really tasty variety of squash that stores very well indeed.    

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Elderberry & Blackberry Winemaking 29th August

A good, if messy, time was had by all at our winemaking day on Bank Holiday Monday! some of the the berry pickers ready for the off Kirsty brushing up on her Self Sufficiency Skills crushing berries seven kilos of … Continue reading

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August’s third veg box

All quantities minimum… 1.25kg Dark Red Norland potatoes 500g carrots (tops removed so they keep better) 1kg tomatoes (mix of big & little ones) 15 Courgettes (er, there’s a bit of a glut) 1 green pepper 100g spinach 1 lettuce … Continue reading

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August’s first veg box

This week’s veg box…. all quantities minimum – 4 courgettes – 175g spinach – 350g carrots – 1kg tomatoes – 1.25kg Dark Red Norland Spuds – 1 green pepper – 100g French beans – 1 lettuce – a sunflower

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June’s fourth veg box

Pink lettuce Green lettuce 750g Broad beans or 250g Mangetout peas or 200g Spinach 2 kg Potatoes Garlic Small bunch onions 250g Swiss chard

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Working party 5th March

Thanks to everyone for a great day last Saturday a working party day for the Community Supported Agriculture Scheme here at The Oak Tree! We cleared sunflowers, spread muck, moved a chicken house, planted onions, made vegetable labels, weeded, harvested … Continue reading

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medicinal herbs to grow?

Dano Wheals, medical herbalist is interested in which herbs to grow semi commercially to add to The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm’s resilience. I am thinking of plant sales as well in that it could provide the farm with a little … Continue reading

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Chickens at The Oak Tree

Lewis’s chickens have arrived at The Oak Tree!

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Trip to Canalside Community Supported Agriculture in Leamington Spa

Thanks to the Making Local Food Work project, Joanne visited Canalside Community Food yesterday, along with some people from the Norwich CSA. Many thanks to Tom for a fascinating visit – hopefully he will be visiting The Oak Tree soon … Continue reading

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