We receive many, many requests for help and advice from people who would like to run a farm like The Oak Tree.
If you live locally we can offer evening talks about the Oak Tree Farm to your club, society or organisation. This would be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation to explain how the farm works and its ethos. And, we can answer any questions afterwards. We charge £50 for talks in the local area and are happy to travel to you. If you live some distance away we would ask you to cover our travel costs – thanks!
If you are looking for more than a talk, we can offer consultancy and advice. Where time allows, someone from The Oak Tree may be available to visit your site for £100 + 20% VAT per day, plus travel expenses. Please contact us if you would like to arrange for a visit. Alternatively we offer visits to the farm by arrangement only.
If you would like to find out about more widely Community Supported Agriculture across the UK then please visit the CSA Network UK website.
Feedback from a Market Garden in Hampshire:
“We are an up and coming Market garden hoping to be supplying fresh produce to local businesses. What we couldn’t get our heads around was how to incorporate pigs onto our site, for Health and Safety reasons and how it would work having pigs that close to growing produce. The Oak Tree came to see us and gave us some great advice on how they can work on the plot rotation and what they put into the soil. They also gave us some good advice not only on the pigs that what we can do with the rest of the plot regarding the weed problem where the pigs won’t be straight away. They talked a lot about the soil and the nutrients within it and how we can maximise it. All in all a very good worthwhile visit.”