This week on the VegVan…

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…here’s what we’ll have on board: New potatoes Carrots Onions Spring onions* Spring garlic* French beans Flat beans Spring greens Chard* Lettuces (romaine*; batavia; red oak leaf*) Tomatoes (vine and cherry) Kohl rabi* Beets* Cucumbers* Green peppers* Aubergines* Fennel Parsley* … Read More

Cultivate

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“my salad days / When I was green in judgment, cold in blood” Antony and Cleopatra  (1.v.73), William Shakespeare   We are in our salad days. One week away from the launch of the VegVan, we have salad coming out of our ears. With no van to sell out … Read More

Cultivating Conservation

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Reproduced from the Oxford Conservation Volunteer’s “The Weasel”. Summer 2012 edition can be found here. Cultivate is a new co-operative which is working to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten within Oxfordshire. It is growing food without the … Read More

Eating = Agriculture

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Undoubtedly, the way to convince the unconvinced of the merits of local produce is through eating. It’s just a fact that not everyone is going to want to get rained on, stain their hands black putting up polytunnels, don STYLISH … Read More

Polytunnels going up

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‘Do not imagine that putting up a polytunnel is a job for an idle Sunday afternoon…’ warns the polytunnel instruction manual. Indeed no – we’ve been at it for the last week, digging the 64 foundation holes for our two … Read More

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