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Coronavirus Update 26 June 2020
June 26, 2020

Coronavirus Update 26 June 2020

The Director of Care and Health for Staffordshire has said that Building Based Day Services can now reopen so long as they are ‘COVID compliant’. This means that social distancing and infection control (hygiene, PPE etc.) are maintained and fully risk assessed.

Oak Tree Farm Rural Project will be working towards opening in a reduced way over the next few weeks. So that we can minimise the risk of the virus spreading, we will not be able to open to all Team Members and those that do attend will do so at reduced level.

The farm will remain closed to visitors.

The Oak Leaf Tea Room, shop and plant sales will remain closed.

We will be in touch with families and carers in due course to discuss individual Team Members. Those people that we are unable to offer sessions at the Farm will continue to be supported remotely.

I look forward to welcoming Team Members back to the farm, whilst recognising it may be some months before everyone can return. On behalf of the staff and Trustees I would like to thank you for your understanding and continued support of Oak Tree Farm.

David Moreton, General Manager

 

Meadow Survey
June 6, 2020

Meadow Survey

The fields at Oak Tree ready to cut for winter feed have nine sorts of grass and seventeen different wildflowers, this is just the fields not including the hedges.
Brilliant names like Yorkshire Fog, Meadow Foxtail, Crested Dogs Tail, Cocksfoot, Lady's Smock, Black Medick, Black Knapweed, Greater Stichwort, Hogweed and of course Dandelions, Buttercups and Daisies!


Our Plants
May 5, 2020

Our Plants

Unfortunately the farm is closed, but the plants are not going to waste.  We have been able to get plants out to our Team Members, residential care homes, organisations and schools, all to benefit people with learning disabilities by providing activities during the lockdown.

 



Facebook Group for Team Members
March 25, 2020

Facebook Group for Team Members

So that we can all keep in contact whilst the farm is closed we have set up a closed Facebook group for our Team Members to join so that we can still chat, share photos etc.

To request to join follow the link www.facebook.com/groups/OTFteammembers/

Dinner Dance at Sandon Hall
March 10, 2020

Dinner Dance at Sandon Hall

On Saturday 7th March our Team Members and guests enjoyed a  Dinner Dance at Sandon Hall to celebrate 30 years of Team Members attending Oak Tree Farm Rural Project.
Tea Room Closures
February 24, 2020

Tea Room Closures

Due to Government restrictions as a result of COVID19, our tea room and shop are closed until further notice.